1. dark colours on walls really let the furnishings, artwork and in fact, anything else in the room, shine !!
2. dark colours on walls work particularly well with polished concrete floors and sisal flooring in natural tones
3. dark walls show the richness of timber and leather
4. dark walls are timeless … and classic style
5. dark colours are inviting in winter but equally so in summer, teamed with crisp white and pale timber … enjoy creating your own stylish interior.
it is all in the detail …. a predominantly neutral palette with a hint black or charcoal …
or a hint of buttoning, antique stud trim or cushion detail
or a smart contrast … just one
a distinct contrast in style, line and materials … this works
black, white and stone to soften
the detail softens what would otherwise be … just black and white
black, white and shades of grey … always !!
Crisp, stark white is not for the faint hearted. In fact most clients I work with shy away from white, on the basis that it is cold and uninviting !! I beg to differ …
It is all about using it effectively and achieving the right balance.
A white interior looks its absolute best where there are timber floors … of any shade or colour. It is the perfect balance, with the timber providing the warmth.
White on white is the ultimate in elegance … and it is all about the texture. Try layering rough and smooth. I love the combinations of smooth white bedlinen and the texture of an antique marcella quilt or white linen loose covers on a sofa with silk velvet cushions.
Of course you can always weaken and do white with a hint of …
And for something really luxe … white with that touch of gilt. Oh so elegant !!
Working with white and its varying textures and tones will allow you to create a very sophisticated interior … not always achievable with colour.
images via thisisglamorous
I have just read the most fabulous blog on colour … the power of colour.
Enjoy UK’s Ben Pentreath – http://www.benpentreath.com/2013/02/24/thinking-of-colour/.
A change is as good as a holiday and this colour is spectacular !!
Images: Ben Pentreath