Apr 17, 2007 10:14 pm
Biscuit and wheat neutrals, cocoa brown, pumpkin orange and cinnamon apple pie, are just a few of the comfort colours that will wrap your room with warmth and promote a stress-free space. The comfort colour palette is an especially good choice for kitchens and family rooms.
Back to Nature
Yellows and blues, leaf-like greens, along with organic browns combine to bring the outdoors in. Add translucency and a glass like quality by incorporating varying paint sheen levels. As a subtle accent colour, add rust or copper-like metallics into the scheme. Bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect places to incorporate the back to nature hues or in rooms where an accent wall is employed.
From clean, clear reds and deep plums to the sophistication of black and white, this colour group works both as an accent and as an elegant backdrop for many living spaces. Polished brass metallics complement this scheme. Dining, living rooms and especially powder rooms will benefit from this bold and spicy palette.
This is a national colour forecast, not personally from me.
Re: Colour trends for 20072
Apr 26, 2007 11:53 am
Hey thanks for these Michelle,
Any suggestions for my new place. My taste in colours are not the best as I'm also R/G colour blnd....
What colours, (these or others) make good rental property colours if i paint and decide to not live here? ie that can take the abuse without needing to be repainted and will also mix and match with "most furniture"?
I have a 1978 raked to roof exposed beams house - oregon beams 3"x12" x 15 foot long stained light redish as they were back then - which I intend to leave as is, - It would be a shame to cover them over.
Yes bad Fung shui but they are high enough not to be an issue.
The place is currently painted mission brown outside and I mean the whole 130M2 verandah floorboards, railings, barge boards, gutters the dam lot is MB (ugg) Cream brick walls, with red/browny tile roof, and inside all the rooms and ceiling etc is off white (again 1978's original) but I have great views of the ocean.
I'm currently sanding back the pine floorbaords which will be the honey golden when complete, and I'm thinking a slate or blueish tinge for external trim gutters and barge boards etc, Not sure on the verandah yet, but I want something with more warmth and character for inside.
I'm also making it a sustainable house as part of my project. so will have LED lights, skylights etc to bring light in.
Look forward to your thoughts.
Re: Colour trends for 20073
Apr 26, 2007 7:29 pm
Doing a shop reno at the moment….Need to get it finished ASAP.
I will try and get your question answered over the weekend or early next week!!!
Apr 29, 2007 9:30 am
I am new to the forum and have done an introduction that you may have already seen. I love to make fabric wall hangings. What is your comment on these and what other fabrics would you suggest eg (colours and themes). I am very into the retro look, but is everyone else. I have tried to get my hands on some Marimekko fabric which also has some wonderful colours and designs. I think when looking outside my window all i see is brown (no green grass because of the drought) i would like to find fabrics that are grass themed and have different shades of green as it is not a colour seen outside as much these days. thanks for your time and hope to talk to you soon. from Maurita
Re: Colour trends for 20076
Apr 29, 2007 5:42 pm
Maurita, very nice!!
Keep up the good work of promoting yourself as well.
I love to see good ideas put out there for all to enjoy.
I wish you great success with your creative work!!
Re: Colour trends for 20077
May 06, 2007 3:49 pm
Maurita - these sound great!
Do you sell these?
I think retro and vintage are still trends that are in demand. Its all part of the 'modern eclectic' theme we seem to be creating in our homes. Personally I like these styles. I think people have a lot of heirlooms and items they've collected in their lifetime - often reminders of people and travels. These items are sometimes from different eras and trends, things our grandparents or parents may have owned.....
The style/trend today allows us to showcase these items alongside modern and contemporary peices - and I think that this is what a home should be like. It should be a showcase of personal collections.
Successful interiors are the ones that have a sense of balance between old and new - and display these type of treasures in a 'contemporary' way. I'm all for the 'lived in' look - a home should be cozy and you should be able to relax in it. Often interiors can become too structured and cold.
Marimekko fabrics are so revitalising! They are bright and fun.......
You should have a look at mokum textiles - they have some great outdoor fabrics that are a bit 'vintage' looking - and have palm trees and leaf patterns. These could definately be used as wall hangings!
AQUA blues and greens seem to be huge this year - I know i'm a fan!
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