Sheer Shades for Windows

Silhouette Window Shades

The Silhouette® window shade by Hunter Douglas, with the signature S-Vane design, was introduced in 1991. With superior ultraviolet protection, Silhouette® Window Shadings are available in many beautiful fabrics and applications.

Silhouette Window Shades Features:

  • 4 operating systems: Standard EasyRise cord loop, UltraGlide retractable cord, LiteRise cordless, PowerRise 2.1 with Platinum Technology
  • Two-On-One Headrail for wide windows
  • Tilt-only for narrow windows
  • Soil-resistant, anti-static fabrics
  • Lifetime guarantee
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Alustra Silhouette Window Shadings

The Alustra® Collection from Hunter Douglas is a thoughtfully curated collection of custom window treatments offering exclusive design-inspired fabrics, textures, colors and hardware finishes.

Alustra Silhouette Window Shadings Features:

  • Alustra Silhouette window shadings are also offered in timeless Toulouse sheer fabrics in Gold Radiance, Silver Reflection, Bronze Shimmer, Champagne Shine in 3″ and Quartette 4″ vanes.
  • Exclusive Alustra metallic hardware beautifully complements the fabrics. Choose a fabric-covered headrail as a more casual hardware alternative.
  • The standard lifting system for Alustra Silhouette shadings is the UltraGlide system. Other available systems include EasyRise, LiteRise, and PowerRise 2.1 with Platinum Technology, as well as specialty shape applications.
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Hunter Douglas Nantucket Window Shadings

Nantucket Window Shadings, a collection of Silhouette window shadings, combine innovative design with style and feature the Signature S-Vane. When the vanes are open, the sheer facings soften the outside view and filter the incoming sunlight and block up to 88% of harmful UV rays. With the vanes closed, enjoy privacy without complete darkness and with 99% UV protection.

Hunter Douglas Nantucket Window Shadings Features:

  • Translucent and light-dimming styles
  • 3 operating systems: Two-On-One headrail for wide windows, Tilt-only for narrow windows, Optional fabric-covered headrail
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Lifetime guarantee
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Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Shades

The soft, elegant fashion and function of Pirouette® Window Shadings make this remarkable window covering a truly unique innovation. Blocking up to 81% of harmful UV rays with the vanes open, and 99% with the vanes closed, these window treatments help to protect your furnishings.

Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Shades Features:

  • Include both semi-opaque and room-darkening fabrics in their collection, and come in two vane sizes.
  • The Pirouette® comes in a variety of beautifully textured fabrics and color options.
  • Choice of four operating systems PowerView®, UltraGlide®, EasyRise, and SoftTouch
  • Designed and custom-crafted in the U.S.
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FAQs About Sheer Shades for Windows

What Are the Feature of Hunter Douglas Nantucket and Silhouette Window Shadings?

Hunter Douglas Nantucket window shadings have light-transforming properties. Their 3-inch slats are suspended between two pieces of sheer fabric to create the effect of diffused daylight in your room. Even the harshest midday glare turns into soft, gentle light from the window, all while maintaining the beautiful view from outside.

Hunter Douglas Nantucket window shadings have Signature S-Vanes™ that can tilt to achieve your desired level of privacy. In addition, Hunter Douglas Nantucket window shadings can reduce 75% of harmful UV rays to protect people, future, flooring, artwork in your home. However, they disperse sunlight far into your room, reducing the need for electric lights, and the sheer fabric reflects the sun’s heat, helping to keep inside temperatures comfortable, both in summer and winter.

Some window treatment fabrics create a moiré effect, patterns of light that can obstruct your view. Hunter Douglas products are made with anti-moiré fabrics, which allows soft light to enter your home and offers a clear view of the outside world, even when the shades are pulled down. Hunter Douglas Nantucket window shadings come in a range of casual colors, textures, and light control options.

In addition to Nantucket window shadings, with 3-inch vaning, Hunter Douglas offers Silhouette with 4-inch vaning, the largest available. Because of the wide spacing between vanes, they are much less obtrusive than other window treatments.

What Colors are Available for Hunter Douglas Nantucket Window Shades?

Hunter Douglas Nantucket window shadings are available in colors inspired by the sea, the dunes, and the skies of its namesake. The subtlety of their colors will help blend the elements in your room together. Hunter Douglas Nantucket window shadings are available in a range of casual sheer fabrics that diffuse the sunlight in your room. In fact, there are over 40 combinations of materials and colors to choose from. Hunter Douglas Nantucket window shadings are available in a wide variety of fabrics and color choices.

What Are the Benefits of Using Silhouette Window Shades?

The delicate balance between light and privacy is one that many homeowners strive for when shopping for and installing window treatments. Throughout the evolution of shades, manufacturers have attempted to create the perfect shade, one that achieves privacy while at the same time creating an inviting and warm ambiance by allowing light to filter in.

Silhouette® Window Shadings are uniquely and thoughtfully constructed to create an understated sense of harmony in your home. The signature S-vane construction of the Silhouette® gives the impression that the vanes are floating on the windows. In reality, they are delicately balanced between two sheer pieces of fabric.

The Silhouette® Window Shadings include 2″, 3″, and 4″ vane sizes, as well as twelve different fabrics that come in 104 colors. The variety ensures that homeowners can find a pattern or color that suits their style.

The Silhouette® Window Shading fabrics come in a variety of opacities, from translucent to light-dimming. Silhouette® also has an assortment of opaque fabrics that dim light and allow for privacy in the home.

There are four operating systems to choose from with the Silhouette® Window Shades. The standard EasyRise™ cord loop is a continuous cord that eliminates the dangers of a hanging cord in households that have children or pets. The UltraGlide® is a shade with a retractable cord and the cordless LiteRise® operating system can be operated by the touch of your hand. Last is Powerview motorization which allows control of your Silhouette shades using a remote control or your smart device.

If you’d like a Silhoette shade with room-darkening capabilities try either the A Deux or Duolite operating systems. The Silhouette A Deux™ has a room-darkening shade built into the headrail that can be operated independent of the light-filtering shade. The Duolite Silhouette shade has a room-darkening shade which can be lowered once the light-filtering shade is lowered and openrd.

The Silhouette® Window Shading has a Two-On-One Headrail option for wide windows as well as a tilt-only feature for narrow windows and doors.

There is a standard fabric-covered headrail and hardware color substitution is available. The Silhouette® has specialty shapes including privacy arches and angles and is soil-resistant with anti-static fabrics.