Cellular Shades

Cellular—Or Honeycomb—Shades Are Not Just Beautiful…

They Can Even Save You Money On Your Heating And Cooling Bills.


Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, offer beauty and style for just about any window. They are called honeycomb shades because each cell is a hexagon just like the cells in a honeycomb. This is an important aspect of this type of window shade because this attribute can help insulate your windows.

The honeycomb hexagons of a cellular shade traps a layer of air inside the shade. This layer of air inside these cells provide an insulating value to your windows. That means it can prevent heat gain in the summer months as well as heat loss during the winter. The R value for a 3/8 inch cellular shade is 4. That is the equivalent to having argon gas between two window panes. For you it means potential savings on your energy bills.

Cellular shades are also quite versatile. You can use them wherever you have a South or West facing window due to their Insulative qualities. At the same time, because of the level of privacy and room darkening capability they provide, they are also a great blind to consider for bedrooms or wherever else you want additional privacy.

Cellular Shades offer the following additional advantages

  • You literally have hundreds of fabric choices available to you to match these shades to any decor.
  • Plus you have several control and size options. You can go cordless, top down and bottom up as well as power.
  • you can have cell sizes of 3/8 and 3/4 inches for single cell blinds and 3/4 to one and one half inches for double celled shades.
  • One of the best features of of cell shades is the fact the fabric widths are quite wide. That means you can fill large windows without a seam or the need for additional rails in most cases.



Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the original cellular shades, specifically engineered to provide beauty and energy efficiency at the window in both cold and warm climates. Their honeycomb construction traps air in distinct pockets, which creates insulation that can help lower your energy consumption and energy bills.

Duette shades are available in an expansive range of pleat sizes, fabrics, colors, opacities and textures. Innovative operating system design options such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up and Duette Duolite™ make these shades a top choice for any window, skylight or even specialty window shapes like arches, sidelights and circles.

Duette shades are available in a single-cell design as well as the industry-leading Duette Architella®, which features a honeycomb within a honeycomb for maximum energy efficiency.

For doors that need extra insulation, the Vertiglide™ operating system is the ideal option. It’s designed for vertical applications and uses the same fabrics as your horizontal Duette shades. You can use one shade to cover the entire expanse of a sliding door. Or, cover the door with a split stack Vertiglide shade, with each side of the shade operating independently.

Duette shades are designed and custom-crafted in the U.S. with the highest level of quality. Best of all, every window treatment from Hunter Douglas is covered by our lifetime limited warranty.
Cellular shades are a great choice wherever you need style, versatility, and added insulation for your windows. For more information about honeycomb shades, and to book you free no obligation in home consultation with our interior design experts, call Evco Interiors at 775-322-8833 or click the “contact” button bellow and someone will get back to you ASAP.