The Best Blinds For Dressing Your Kitchen Windows

Durable designs and stylish shades to complement your space.

Best blinds for kitchen

by Eleanor Weaver |
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It may be tempting to just select the most stylish blinds for kitchen windows, but there's no guarantee that these will go the distance. The best blinds need to not only look stunning but are also practical enough to withstand the wear and tear that comes from such a high-traffic, humid environment.

Your chosen blinds need to be able to handle everything the kitchen throws at them, from cooking condensation and airborne greases to accidental splashes or splashbacks from the sink. While we’re not expecting a mixer explosion to happen often, making sure your blinds are fit to withstand it means you won’t waste money on ruined blinds.

Best Blinds For Kitchens At A Glance

Best overall blinds for kitchen: Oak Effect 50mm Slats Venetian Blind – View on Dunelm
Best budget kitchen blinds: Argos Home 25mm PVC Venetian Blind – View on Argos
Best ready-made blind for easy fitting: ANYDAY Blackout/Thermal Roller Blind – View on Argos

We've shared the best blinds for kitchens and explained exactly why curtains are a no-go. We’ve included a selection of each in our pick of the best, with a range of stylish options for your kitchen window.

Need some more décor inspiration for your modern kitchen? We have guides on the paint for kitchen cabinets, kitchen islands, vinyl kitchen wrap and kitchen lighting.

Best Blinds For Kitchens

Best overall blinds for kitchen

Crafted from durable PVC, these Venetian blinds in a warm oak tone are perfectly suited to a range of kitchen designs, especially where wood also features. Resistant to mould and mildew, it comes with all the fittings and fixtures necessary and comes in a range of sizes so you can find the right fit for your kitchen window.

Customer review: "Looks brilliant. Fits very well. Lovely wide slats. Good value and very good quality."


  • Stylish and sturdy
  • Smooth to operate
  • Good value
  • Huge range of sizes to fit


  • Quite heavy to hang on wide and high windows

Best budget kitchen blinds

It might not have the greatest range of sizes available, but if this blind fits your window, it's an absolute winner on a tight budget. Available in Flint Grey, White, and Jet Black - a good pick for modern kitchens - it has an intelligent tilting mechanism. This means that you can adjust the slats to let in as much light as you wish.

Customer review: "This blind is perfect; incredibly cheap and easy to fit, looks fantastic too! Well done Argos."


  • Affordable and yet look good quality
  • Easy to install
  • Choice of colours available


  • A little flimsy

Best ready-made blind for easy fitting

ANYDAY Blackout/Thermal Roller BlindJohn Lewis

Stay warm in winter and cool in summer with this ANYDAY Blackout/Thermal Roller Blind in Putty. Supplied with an easy-to-fit universal bracket, it comes in four sizes but you can cut the width to size to fit your specific window. A great alternative to a 'made to measure' roller blind. It has a simple side chain mechanism and is available in five neutral colours.

Customer review: "I am very pleased with my blinds. Very good value for a good quality product. Easy to fit and looks lovely."


  • Easy to adapt to kitchen window sizes
  • Supplied with universal brackets for easy installation
  • Good value


  • This is not a blackout blind - some reviewers weren't aware this was the case

Best blackout kitchen blind

Unilux PVC Blackout White Roller Blind
Price: £5.99 (was £7.99)

This roller blind is made from moisture-resistant PVC and is guaranteed to give your space a fresh feel. Easy to operate with a control chain and made to measure for the perfect fit, this blind is available in 15 colours so you can find the right one to match your cabinets or kitchen décor. And, if you're not sure if the colour is right, you can get a free sample in advance.

Customer review: "Great service, emailed my measurements to double check and was offered some fantastic advice. Ordered and arrived two days later, blind fitted, brilliant service!"


  • Choice of colours
  • Five-year guarantee
  • Made to spec and easy to fit
  • Durable and retains heat


  • Some found the material looked a little too plastic-like for the kitchen

Best for large kitchen windows

Gibson Perfect White Vertical Blind
Price: £8.26 (was £9.72)

An ideal pick for bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, these vertical blinds come in 12 stylish colours and are both blackout and moisture-resistant. Recommended for bay windows, bi-fold doors, French doors, and sliding doors, this is the best choice if you're looking to cover an extra large kitchen window or glass door.

Customer review: "Often the shades you see online are not a great representation of the real thing. Ordering samples was ideal for us as we could compare them to the actual colours of our room. 10 samples are more than generous, plus free and fast delivery was a bonus for us and as a result, we ordered the right colour blind. Would happily recommend Make My Blinds to anyone!"


  • Choice of colours
  • Five-year guarantee
  • Made to spec
  • Next-day delivery
  • Waterproof
  • Free colour samples


  • Make sure to get the dimensions correct
  • Made-to-measure blinds can't be returned under their normal terms and conditions

Best kitchen blinds for durability

This roller blind does it all; it's blackout, fire retardant, moisture-resistant, thermal, and waterproof. Whilst the design is plain, you can order from a range of nine colours, all on-trend and well suited to kitchens in a mix of greys and whites. The roller tube and brackets are made from high grade aluminium and metal, and the control chain is made from white beaded plastic.

Customer review: "Thank you once again as a returning customer - easy to order - great delivery and came so quickly - I now have your PVC blackout blinds in the kitchen, bathroom and conservatory - would highly recommend. I will be a returning customer once painting in living room and bedrooms are finished. Great company."


  • Choice of on-trend colours
  • Made to spec
  • Durable
  • Two-way installation option


  • Some reviewers weren't a fan of the plastic chain, but you can get this upgraded to a metal chain if this best suits your aesthetic

Best metal blinds for kitchen

Whether you're looking for a hard-wearing blind or are rocking an industrial aesthetic in your kitchen décor, the Metallic Gun Metal Venetian Blind will provide some stand-out, elegant style in your home. A great fit for kitchens and bathrooms. Length can be easily trimmed to size.

Customer review: "Perfect! I have used this company twice and both times have been very pleased with the product. Easy to order, very easy to install and look great. Prices seem very fair, and delivery times are pretty good too so I really have no complaints. Highly recommend."


  • Easy to fit
  • Very durable


  • Only available in one metal tone

Best kitchen blinds for design

We love this sage green with a subtle leaf print that'll look beautiful in coordinating or traditional, farmhouse-style kitchens. Additionally, it's available in soft shades of blue, grey, brown, and a bold summery yellow. These blinds are blackout, thermal, and fire-retardant - a handy feature for a kitchen.

Customer review: "Purchased perfect fit window blinds from blinds by post, products arrived within the stated schedule and absolutely perfect. I needed some spacers for the window handles and the after-care help was very good, someone answered the phone quickly and was always helpful. The blinds work so much better than curtains, room feels so much more spacious. I will be ordering more blinds for the rest of the windows."


  • Choice of on-trend colours
  • Made to spec
  • Durable
  • Two-way installation option


  • Some reviewers weren't a fan of the plastic chain, but you can get this upgraded to a metal chain if this best suits your aesthetic

Best floral kitchen blinds

John Lewis has a fantastic range of blinds in beautiful designs, many of which are made-to-measure and moisture-resistant, made by their expert Partners at their textile manufacturer in Lancashire. This floral roller blind makes a gorgeous feature in your kitchen, also it should be less prone to absorbing moisture compared to other polyester blinds. And, as a blackout blind, it will eliminate light and give you complete privacy.


  • Choice of designs on the John Lewis website
  • Moisture-resistant
  • Made to spec from quality textiles


  • As it is polyester, it's more like to absorb odours compared to PVC alternatives

OUR VERDICT: Which Are The Best Blinds For Kitchens?

For the overall design, we'd recommend the Oak Effect 50mm Slats Venetian Blind. We love the soft oak effect and traditional Venetian slats that are bang-on trend and will work a treat in most contemporary kitchens. It comes in a range of sizes and you can even cut these down to suit your requirements.

However, for longevity, we also have to give a shout to the Ex-Lite Navy Roller Blind. It's packed with properties that make it extra durable in a kitchen environment, and if the colour isn't quite your vibe, there are plenty of other neutral, on-trend colours available on the website.

FAQs: Best Blinds For Kitchen

What kind of blinds are best for kitchens?

With any kitchen blind, the key criteria are that they’re waterproof and easy to clean. More absorbent fabrics are likely to fall prey to mould or mildew from the humidity, pick up cooking smells and be just downright difficult to clean.

These are the best kinds of blinds that prove a lot easier to maintain:

PVC or vinyl roller blinds

PVC or vinyl vertical blinds

Faux wood blinds

Aluminium or PVC Venetian blinds

Which blinds are easiest to clean?

PVC or vinyl vertical blinds and roller blinds are the easiest to clean – you can simply wipe them down with a damp microfibre cloth and dust them every so often. Moreover, both will also be less prone to attracting dust compared to Venetian blinds. The horizontal slats on a Venetian will trap dust and will take longer to clean with each slat needing attention.

Generally, you’re likely to find a greater variety of blind designs available for polyester blinds – these may be durable but sadly they’ll still absorb water and odours.

How do I choose a blind colour?

The best way to choose a blind colour is to coordinate it with your kitchen colour scheme. It could match the walls, cabinets, or existing fixtures, or, if you’re really stuck, you can simply match it to your windowsill and trim for a seamless fit.

Also, it's worth keeping in mind the size of your kitchen. Typically, darker colours tend to make spaces feel smaller, so if you already have a small kitchen this isn’t advised. Lighter coloured blinds will make your kitchen and windows feel brighter and bigger, making this the best failsafe option.

Eleanor Weaver is the Deputy Homes & Garden Product Editor for A Modern Kitchen, specialising in kitchen accessories and appliances, including washing machines and microwaves. Having been a renter for a decade now, she loves looking for home inspiration in her spare time and is a master of DIY.

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