Published On: Tue, Apr 23rd, 2024

Anthracite named by Morley Glass as top integral blind colour of the year

The UK’s largest manufacturer of bespoke ScreenLine® integral blinds has revealed anthracite as 2023’s most popular customer colour choice for Venetian blinds, narrowly pipping white to the post.

Anthracite accounted for over a third (34.5%) of all sales of Venetian Uni-Blinds® from Morley Glass, with white coming a close second at 32.4%. Both these colours have dominated for several years now, but the sales data does suggest the arrival of a new kid on the block – black. 

Whilst pleated Uni-Blinds® have been available in black for a number of years, it was only in 2023 that a new black (B160) Venetian blind was introduced to the ScreenLine® range. And, given the orders already received in the first 12 months of manufacturing black Venetian units, this colour appears to have captured the imagination of property owners, already accounting for nearly 6% of all sales.

Grey and silver blinds are also still highly popular, with standard silver (S157) taking third spot with nearly 1 in 10 of Venetian integral blind sales, and light grey (S155) seeing similar volumes to black. 

Ian Short, MD of Morley Glass said: “We continue to see white and anthracite windows and doors dominating across the market, whether that’s for PVC-U, aluminium or timber frames. But that doesn’t mean homeowner tastes are not changing, which is why we continue to work in conjunction with ScreenLine® systems manufacturer Pellini S.p.A. to add new colour options to our portfolio. The rapid growth of black Venetian Uni-Blinds® sales shows how customers respond positively to colours that enable them to achieve an ‘on trend’ contemporary look in their home. Black fixtures and fittings have become hugely popular in interior décor in recent years, and now we are seeing the appeal of black integral blinds grow too.” 

One of the stand-out advantages of choosing Uni-Blinds® with ScreenLine® integral blinds inside is that all the colours are developed to the highest standards, which means they will resist fading and stay in pristine condition throughout their lifetime. Pellini’s R&D process for new colours is extensive, designed to replicate prolonged periods of the strongest sunshine and temperature extremes over a period of five years to ensure all ScreenLine® colours represent the most trusted choice in the industry.

Whichever colour or control system is specified for Uni-Blinds® integral blinds, Morley Glass will supply them with complimentary delivery in the industry’s shortest lead times. Venetian and pleated integral blinds, including pleated blackouts, can be delivered in as little as 10-12 working days when ordered by 10am on Thursdays.