Silhouette: What a difference a shade can make

This week we are going to be learning about Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings, one of the most beautiful shading systems for your home! With the sleek S vane design, The Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings offers you many benefits including the following:

  • Transform Harsh Sunlight with its vanes and sheer combination.
  • Provides UV protection, up to 88% protection with vanes open and 99% when closed.
  • Enhances natural daylight
  • Preserves outside views with no cords or tapes running through to obstruct outside view.
  • Secure Daytime Privacy, Views to the outside are clear while the view into your home is obscured during the day.
  • Reflect Solar Heat, often being more vital than insulation.
  • Enhanced child safety
  • Eliminates Moire Effect


The elegant design of the Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shadings enables you to transform the light coming into your space in many different ways.  There are a variety of colors that allow you to choose from translucent, light dimming, and room darkening fabric as well as 3 different vane sizes of 2, 3, and 4 inches.

The Silhouette Shade can be operated a few different ways and has some great add ons providing you with different looks.

Operating Systems:

Literise (No cord) system


UltraGlide 2 Click and Walk away system

Easyrise (continuos cord loop) system


The Silhouette also comes with the ability to be motorized with our new PowerView system that can be operated with a hand control, wall mount, and your electronic devices (phone or tablet).

There are two major features I would like to highlight about this product.  One its ability to be made into Top Down/Bottom Up.  As you can see in the images below, this allows the shade to be open from either the top or the bottom of the window to better control light and privacy.

IMAG1417.jpgThe second is the Duolite shading, better known as Silhouette A Duex. The sheer shade allows great light into your room during the day, while the separate room darkening shade IN THE SAME headrail comes down and gives you even more privacy and light control.

Silhouettes are one of many Hunter Douglas shades that will also come in speciality shapes like arches and angles. There are a few different looks to this system’s headrail to choose from as well.


The Hunter Douglas Silhouette shade is a timeless look that gives you a variety of different looks and feels.