Rust is a very sophisticated and soft hue. One should be very cautious while putting on rust curtains for their interiors. This light shade goes well with many colors of wall paints, but not with all. Rust color becomes extremely tacky and a pain to our vision when used against walls that are painted with vermilion red, shimmery golden or chrome yellow or blue hues. Rather it is wise to say that rust curtains are an absolute no for homes with dark or bright colored walls. This shade is generally used to convey a calm and serene atmosphere to the visitors and guests. They go best against walls that are painted with shades of cream, white, light pink, peach, olive green, etc. This color of curtain is usually the perfect ones for very light colored ones.
Being a light color this shade allows sunlight to peek through it and illuminate the house with soft warmth. Thus, the preferable fabric for it should be ones that translucently allow sunlight to peep in. Sheer curtains allow glances of sunlight although they do not permit much visibility to the interior of the house from the outside. This way they add subtlety to the whole look. Curtains that are made up of cotton add matte finish look that complements the light colored walls in the most impeccable way possible. Material with lots of gloss actually spoils the appearance and environment that you actually wanted to create.
Rust curtains are best used as solids or in textures. Floral are also a great option while choosing the prints on the curtains. Floral prints give it a playful look, while textures and solids offer a sober and formal appearance. If you are an experimental kind, you can also opt for patterns and shapes. But make sure that the shapes are not too overloaded, as it may offer a very congested and busy look to your curtains, thereby failing the whole purpose.
Getting rust curtains for your light colored walls to have a calm and cool look is definitely a very smart choice. But it is advisable that you choose every intricate detailing of the curtains very keenly because a little carelessness can give pain to your vision rather than giving pleasure.