Colour obsession: deep hues in contemporary interiors
Colour is one of the most powerful aspects of successful interior design. It holds the power to influence our mood and the way we experience space. Bright colours can make you alert and excited, while muted and dark palettes promote relaxation. Over the past few years there has been a growing interest in dark coloured interiors. We’ve been seeing a gradual change from predominantly white and pastel interiors, to more rich and brave colour choices. We particularly like mixed palettes of deep violets, blues, browns and greys. These work especially well with luxurious fabrics and classic designs, creating a timeless, romantic feel. Working with dark pallets can be a bit tricky, but with a few helpful examples you are sure to be on your way to a beautiful, relaxing interior in no time.
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The timeless interior:
While deep hues work well with modern interiors too, we were particularly inspired by a classic combinations of rich blues, browns and plums in this living room area.
Keeping it simple:
Why not start with plain plum walls?
A dash of silk:
Deep, dark colours work especially well on luxurious fabrics such as silk and velvet. Why not start by choosing your favourite floral or graphic print first. You can then match your plain fabrics to it.
Silvers and golds work very well against dark backgrounds.
Make it stand out:
If wanting to make an impression, go for furniture pieces in light colours. These will stand out against the dark walls, whilst dark furniture pieces will tend to blend in.
50 shades of grey:
If creating a display, stick to one or two colour choices for a more elegant feel.