Inspiration Autumn/Winter 2016
East Meets west
Drawing influence from Asia, and combining it with industrial finishes, creates a fusion that sits well in any contemporary home. This trend takes note of natural materials and uses them in a more regimented way – sharp, slick lines and metal touches are used frequently to offset the glimpses of the natural world. In terms of colour, soothing neutrals like Ammonite, Worsted and Wevet are punctuated with bolder tones such as Blazer, Babouche and Yeabridge Green. Together this combination of colours perfectly embodies the meeting of two worlds to create a timeless and eye-catching scheme.
Muted pastels are a popular choice for the home – delicate, but not too sugary, this type of hue lends itself to a tranquil and sophisticated scheme. Pink and blue tones sit together harmoniously, and when accessorised with marble accents, it becomes a truly beautiful combination. For a lighter scheme try Setting Plaster, Light Blue and Skimming Stone – this will create an airier atmosphere. For a darker, duskier look and feel Calamine, Oval Room Blue and Worsted have a heavier weighting to form a more grounded and cocooning scheme. Marble touches are an elegant addition and help to provide that sense of luxury without it feeling too over the top.
Modern organic has its design inspiration firmly rooted in the 50s and 60s. Warm-toned woods that were popular at the time, such as walnut and ash, are ideal to use in this type of scheme and are perfectly offset with metallic touches in brassy tones. Colours should be kept as a subtle wash of neutral tones, layered with darker hues to pick out detailing and add depth. White Tie, String and Blue Gray act as base colours for this scheme, and when the brighter Calamine and deeply rich Salon Drab are added, it creates a balanced and harmonious scheme.