Do you love a particular design style and want to create this in your home, but unsure of what colours to use to suit it? Here we give you the low down to give you some guidance….
This style is seen as the predecessor to modern design, as it is credited with being the first design style not to look back on history for inspiration but to look at nature and the environment. As such, curves and organic shapes came to the fore.
During the Art Nouveau period soft muted colours such as sage, green, olive, mustard yellows and brown, lilac, purple and violet were used extensively.
This style tends not to date and symmetry is an important aspect. Colours tend to be in the mid tone range with more formal rooms using dark red or russets for dramatic effect.
The style of today, often connecting the inside with the out, and boasting clean lines and simplicity.
Colour palettes tend to be neutral such as whites, beiges and greys with colour used as accents. The accents can vary from reds through to oranges, turquoise or greens. Emphasis is placed on artworks and accessories.
French Provincial/Shabby Chic
Both these styles have similarities in that they create a cosy, warm and rustic feel, yet at the same time are elegant. Muted shades such as lavender, cornflower blue, soft grey, pale pink and faded greens are all beautiful colours for this style.
Spaces with simple form and little ornamentation. Furniture tends to be low and simple in neutral tones and often leather. The most popular scheme is white on white with small splashes of colour used in accessories.
This style is influenced by Arabian, French and Spanish design. It is a mixture of texture, colour and pattern. Deep rich colours such as browns and purples, alongside vibrant colours such as tangerine, yellow, red and fuchsia. The key to this design style is in the detail of the patterns and textures to ensure they are in harmony with each other and balanced.
This style is seen as exotic and intriguing and colours vary depending on the origin of influence. Darker timbers and earthy colours teamed with bright orange, cobalt or fuchsia for an Indonesian influence to black, glossy lacquer accented with gold or red for a Chinese effect.
Hamptons design is a classic and sophisticated style, yet the key to this design is to have a relaxed feel and a simple colour palette. Natural colours of the beach and sea are paramount, such as taupes, blues, whites and aqua’s.
There is a saying that if you can remember the 60’s you were not there. It was influenced by pop music, and the abandonment of strict moral protocols of the time, think free love and flower power. Colours are vibrant and diverse. Anything from red, pink, purple, and yellow, orange, silver in psychedelic patterns. Furniture influenced by the use of polypropylene allowed the use of strong colours in furniture.
This style was influenced by Alvar Alto from the1930’s and is currently very popular. It is characterised by moulded furniture and veneers. Light coloured, muted tones and off whites suit this style, along with tones of nature and honey coloured timbers.
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