Blinds come in plastic, metal or wood. Generally speaking, vinyl blinds are the most economical kitchen blinds on the market. This makes them ideal choices for rental homes and apartments where one still wants privacy and light control, but doesn't want the cost of higher-end products. Metal blinds are another practical choice for use in the kitchen. They are durable and economical and work well in a more contemporary design plan. Both vinyl and metal blinds are easily kept clean with a little regular upkeep.

Wooden blinds are the top-of-the-line choice for kitchen blinds. They come in wide or narrow slats and are sturdy enough for wide window coverage. White wooden blinds are a very popular choice right now, as they are fresh and clean looking, yet still very traditional. The value of wood blinds is that they can be integrated into the millwork in the kitchen for a truly high-end look. Wood blinds come in many species of wood and can be stained to match or coordinate with the kitchen cabinets.