More and more people are taking the plunge and opting for the more daring products and colours. Ranging from the monochrome style to the emerald feature walls, 2018 is set to be an exciting and brave year.
In this post, I’m going to share what some of the styles and colour combinations the industry has evolved towards and how they work together throughout the home.
The anthracite and graphite colours have been so strong for the last few years and still are now. However slowly we’re transferring this love into more light blacks and darker colours whether its a flat finish or wood grain texture. Things like Little Greene’s Jack Black, Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue or Studio Green are real contenders here and offer the intimate shades but with a pinch of colour to make it more personal.
Shown here, the Hague Blue and Studio Green from Farrow & Ball
Grey and white combines one of the most timeless connections in the interiors industry. This is still going to be strong in the future but we’ve moved away from gloss and navigating naturally towards the matt textures.
Here we have the Loft White and Rubine Ashes from Little Greene
Luxury materials in our homes is something that a lot of us aspire to have. With manufacturers expanding their ranges, expect to see so much more of the natural effects of concrete, marble and wooden finishes. This makes it so much more accessible for us all to achieve this look.
Along with new colours on our surfaces, floor and wall coverings have also expanded. Seeing more people use exposed brick again is fantastic and with technology advancing, you can now pick up brick slips that go up as easy as tiles.
Brick effect tiles from EMC Tiles
Also, transitioning from one room to the next is no longer met with thresholds and we’re embracing the two textures working together. Using the natural shape of a tile, this blending is a beautiful feature when joining a kitchen to a dining room. Karndean Flooring released their new Kaleidoscope range which makes this effect effortless. I saw it at Grand Designs Live this year and I can’t wait to work with it.
I’m pretty sure you have all noticed that copper has been huge for the last year becoming stronger in the summer. As this has evolved itself, it’s running through into our kitchens and bathrooms more than ever before. There’s a lot of talk of brass and bronze making a comeback, but don’t think we’re going to see the old English Gold bath taps again. Look at it in a rustic modern affair with products in a brass finish I’m sure we’re all going to love. Also, black has become a lot stronger and we can really see this taking a stand in brassware and feature products.
With all that in mind, here's a few moodboards showing how these colours and styles work well together:
Dare to go dark? Why not try out this Danish inspired style.
For something softer and timeless, this grey style compliments any colour.
This Dark Green style looks beautiful combined with a natural wood effect. For the rustic modern style, add these Hexagonal tiles from Walls And Floors
Timeless white. Always effective and forever loved. Use copper and brassy tones for a personal touch.A feature more of us are trying is mirrored splash backs. Seen in this board is the Deco Glaze Bronzed Mirror.
Finally, the Huey Blues are becoming more popular. Blend this with a white worktop to bring further light into the space.
Would you dare to go dark or do you want to bring further light into your home? Comment below and let me know your thoughts.