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Colour trends: Charcoal

For the next blog in our series of colour trends for 2017/2018, our resident interior designer, Andy Briggs, discusses the Charcoal colour scheme. He recommends how you can use this contemporary palette to achieve the perfect look and feel for your bedroom.


zThe feeling you get when walking into a room can heavily depend on the colour scheme. So it is even more important to get the colours right in your bedroom. You want to create an area where you can relax and unwind, whilst still feeling on-trend.

This year, a variety of grey tones have grown in popularity. Grey is often overlooked as a option for the bedroom, yet, by following these recommendations, you can easily achieve your stylish retreat. 


Creating a contemporary yet comforting bedroom can sometimes be tricky to pull off. You want to strike the right balance between modern and edgy, but also somewhere that you can feel at home. When done incorrectly, using dark greys can make a room feel dismal and cold. Instead, combining greys with blue undertones will create a refreshing, classic look.  

Greys will always form the ultimate base for any room, so it is no surprise that blue-grey tones are prominent this season. Using a palette of greys, with other colours interspersed, will add complexity and layers rather than creating a flat tone.

In particular, fawn and vibrant green tones complement charcoal grey particularly well. The natural shades will create the calming balance that is required in a bedroom. Or alternatively, using flashes of blue will highlight the bedroom and take you away to thoughts of the sea and sky, evoking an open and free feeling.

Using a light grey as a base colour or for a feature wall helps to create this effect without being too overpowering. You can then accentuate with deep blues and slate grey, by incorporating ornaments or wardrobe doors.


Our Grey Mirror, Light Grey and Charcoal sliding doors are ideal for creating this look within your bedroom. Furnish further with light woodgrain textures in a bedside table and accessorise with blues and monotone patterns such as a throw for your bed.

Specifically, our wardrobe finishes in the Denim Panel and Cape Elm wood effect, which are new for 2017, would work seamlessly within the charcoal palette. 


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