For the final instalment of our 2017/2018 colour trends blog series, resident interior designer, Andy Briggs, explores the world of couture. He looks at how these trends have been applied to new finishes within the range and how this can be incorporated into your own home.
When taking inspiration from some of the leading trends showcased at this year’s interior design shows in Stockholm, Cologne and Milan, it’s apparent that palettes of pale neutrals, natural materials and simple but beautifully made furniture is where it’s at in home styling right now. Moss green wardrobes, mustard yellow wardrobes and dusky blue wardrobes are just a few to name.
What better way to execute this real appreciation of natural, raw materials, including ceramic, glass, wood and stone, through to tactile linen and wool, than the bedroom. Combined with soft greys and muted tones these pale timbers, sleek lines and beautifully simple shapes create a peaceful and serene environment, ideal for a relaxing bedtime.
When it comes to colour palettes, grey is often used in interior styling because of its simplicity. The calming pale tones provide the perfect backdrop, particularly in a bedroom where it can give a feeling of restfulness and tranquillity. In contrast pale wood works extremely well with grey colourways, feeling light and airy throughout the year, it bounces light around the room while still giving the feeling of warmth.
A great way to inject this combination into any bedroom is with sliding wardrobe doors using mixed finishes. The silvery wood grain of our new Cape Elm door panel beautifully reflects light to create a natural wood-effect finish. Couple this with our Satin Stone Grey glass, with its warm, mid-brown hues to create an effortlessly modern but timeless design that works perfectly with natural fabrics and textures.
With a reputation for a similar minimalistic, stylish aesthetic, Nordic is also a trend making waves in homes throughout the UK, due to the ease with which it can be adopted by any living space.
However while this simplicity continues to be on trend, the stark monochromatic phase is very much over and there is a clear leaning towards softer Scandinavian styling with its signature accents of mustard yellow, moss green and dusky blue. Our new cool, calm Nordic Teal sliding wardrobe door panel is designed to bring balance to the most sacred room in the home. These well-chosen pops of colour can have a galvanising effect on an otherwise muted decor.
It’s crucial to spend time finding the right accessories too, as these can really set the tone in your room – go for ones that share an accent colour and stick to a single theme. Be bold with your choices however always keep in mind, while the layering of textures generates a cosy feel, don’t over mix design styles, or your finished scheme will look messy rather than effortlessly chic.
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