I am making a new curtain for our bathroom window. The walls are white, the window and grids are white, and the window trim is stained walnut. We have blue and light green towels and the shower curtain is shades of blue and blue/green in thin subtle stripes. I had a white tie-up curtain, but that was just too much white in the bathroom. I tried one that was supposed to be taupe, but it's too dark and blocks the light. So now I am going to make my own. I think it should probably coordinate with the shower curtain.
The curtain only needs to cover the top half of the window since the bottom half is frosted and I'd like it to allow as much light through as possible which is why I went with a white curtain originally. It's also high enough off of the ground that no one would see in so I just need the allusion of privacy. So what type of fabric, color, pattern/solid would you recommend?
I think your idea of finding a solid color that matches with the curtain is good. I would suggest trying to match the type of material as well.
Could you use a lace curtain? If not, go with a light colour of blue or green, or a print that matches the colours of your shower curtain and towels. I would not use the same material unless you love it.
Here is a picture of the shower curtain next to the window with the current brown curtain. The shower curtain stripes are almost more of a blue to blue/gray color. Should I try to find a solid color to match the one of the blues in the stripes? Or some type of pattern that coordinates with it? Since they are so close together should the window curtain be made of the same fabric as the shower curtain?