Create an oasis of calm in your living room with inky blues and soft greys
February 14, 2017
Create an oasis of calm with a palette of inky hues and soft greys.
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- Paint walls in a pale, grey-based blue to keep large living areas feeling light and airy. In smaller rooms, add wow factor with darker shades.
- Contrast block colour with a large-scale patterned wallpaper. Use above panelling to draw the eye up towards the ceiling and create a sense of more space.
- Elevate this tonal look with plenty of decadent materials – such as brass and marble – and tactile fabrics, such as rich velvets and quilted, soft cotton.
Parquet-style flooring adds subtle pattern and is a classically sophisticated look that doesn’t date.
Add elements of concrete and stone on furniture or accessories, to contrast with all the soft and cosy textures.
It’s big news this season – and you can fake the effect with lengths of fuss-free architrave.
Velvet – This opulent material makes the perfect upholstery fabric as it’s very tactile and is available in rich, decadent colours.
Brass – Choose high-shine metal rather than the aged look on accessories and furniture for maximum glamour and impact.
Photography: Andrew Boyd