The colors, White, Ivory and Black are deliberately chosen because they blend well with any color scheme. The photos on this page compare black and white on the same porch.
Black has nearly perfect visibility, especially when the light differential is brighter on the other side of the curtain. Black curtains on tracking have more of a formal elegant look and go with any color scheme. 80% of clients order black since it is
crystal clear and requires less cleaning.
White and Ivory
These are bright and cheery, inviting reflective light into your space. White is bright white and Ivory is the color of ivory stationary. Both Ivory and white curtains have a white perimeter binding. Ivory is ONLY offered in our heavy mosquito netting mesh. White is offered in all mesh types.
The light colors will show dirt more but because it has only about 15% of the density of a bed sheet it will not be as noticeable when the curtains are spread out.
The visibility through a White or Ivory curtain is about 80% in the shade and about 60% in the direct sunlight. About 20% of all orders are either White or Ivory. It is a Key Largo movie, tea with a friend, arms around you feel.
Our black curtains ARE NOT surface dyed. Instead, our black netting is solution-dyed and UV treated before it is ever spun into thread so that it is coal black throughout the entire thread. Solution dying is BIG DEAL making our netting the most fade-proof material available in the marketplace. We even use Sunstop® marine grade thread for all stitching. Quality, quality, and more quality!
Mosquito Netting | Colors Qualities & Tips to Consider
Black Mosquito Netting, No-see-um, and Shade Mesh
Unless black fabrics are "solution dyed", they are prone to fading into that faded asphalt look. Of course we want only want the best patio enclosures for our good customers and solution dye all our black mosquito netting, no see um mesh, and our shade cloth fabric. Mosquito netting starts out as a polyester "soup" that gets spun into thread and then woven into netting fabric. The natural color of polyester is a creamy color. While the mosquito netting appears black to the naked eye, it is really only surface dyed. When surfaced dyed black dye degrades, the creamy colored core bleeds through for that faded asphalt look that we don't want.
We solution dye our black color in the soup and add our UV inhibitors to the soup before it is ever spun into thread. This means that the threads are black and UV protected to their core. Cheap mosquito netting almost never is solution dyed and clients don't learn for months when it is too late.
The advantage to black mosquito netting for patio enclosures is that it is crystal clear to see through and the perimeter black webbing is not prone to soiling saving you time in the laundry room.
White Mosquito Netting, No-see-um, and Shade Mesh
White and ivory netting is lovely. While not nearly as clear to see through, white netting is a unique look where you want to yell out, "Hey cabana boy? Another Mai Tai please!" Mosquito netting is only about has about 15-20% of the density of a bed sheet. White netting itself doesn't show as much dirt as you might initially think. If you were to throw a bucket of dirt on white mosquito netting and spread it out, you only see about 20% of the dirt. White no-see-um is a bit denser at around 30% and white shade, about 80%.
We bind white curtains with white webbing for consistency and it is really the perimeter webbing that shows most of the dirt on patio enclosures, particularly the bottom webbing that brushes the ground. Some folks have special ordered "ONLY the bottom webbing to be black" (with written comments at checkout) so that the sides and top don't look too "zebra-like" or "Versace" and the base doesn't show dirt. Lastly, while curtains are and should be cleaned at least once a season, check with your cleaners. It may be less expensive than you think.
Ivory Mosquito Netting (only)
Very similar to white (above) in its color qualities but it takes the visual "edge" off the bright white. UNLESS instructed otherwise, Ivory mosquito netting curtains have a white webbing. Some folks have special ordered "ONLY the bottom webbing to be black" (with written comments at checkout) and others have ordered the entire mosquito net curtain to be fully framed in black. Some folks love the color combination while others have raised an eyebrow. But, it is certainly practical for patio enclosures!
As the owner, I myself (owner), like black webbing on ivory mosquito netting and it really grows on you after awhile. Keep in mind that some don't like the bright white webbing on ivory curtains for patio enclosures either. We want you to have what you want, but please be definitive on your decision. Again, you can request the "entire curtain to be framed in black" in the comments section at checkout.