As well as choosing the fabric color, why not customize your awning further by adding a contoured valance. Other options include not having no valance or even a rigid valance (more commonly known as a truss).
Stationary Awning Valance Styles:
Retractable Awning Valance Styles:
Having binding on your valance serves two purposes: it protects the edges of your material from wear and tear, and also gives you a beautiful finish with endless color combinations.
On straight valances (style #1) it’s also common just to simply hem the bottom edge without using binding.