OF LATE THERE HAS BEEN A NOTABLE MILESTONE IN COLOUR, A NEW DIRECTION, AND ONE COULD BE FORGIVEN FOR THINKING THE LOVE AFFAIR WITH BLUE IS SEEMINGLY COMING TO AN END, OR IS IT?
WITH INTERIOR DESIGNERS WE ARE MANUFACTURING KITCHENS & JOINERY USING A GREENER PALETTE AND THEREFORE INTERIOR DESIGN PUBLICATIONS ARE INCREASINGLY DRAWING CLIENTS ATTENTIONS TO DARK EARTHY GREEN COLOURS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE DEEP BLUES. FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE WE WILL SEE CLIENTS EMBRACE AND START TO REQUEST GREENS WITH INCREASING CONFIDENCE, HOWEVER, DISMISS BLUE AT YOUR PERIL! DARKER SHADES OF BLUE WILL REMAIN ELEGANT AND TIMELESS. THE RENAISSANCE OF BLUE WILL BE IN ITS USE AS AN ACCENT COLOUR, IN MORE UNUSUAL SHADES AND TEXTURES. BELOW I HAVE OUTLINED SOME EXAMPLES OF OF THE EVOLUTION OF BLUE.
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW!
THE DARKER HUE WILL STILL BE FEATURING PROMINENTLY BUT LESS SO A WHOLE KITCHENS PAINTED DARKER BUT AS A FEATURE COMPLIMENTING VENEERS, AND OTHER JOINERY.
A NEWER TREND OF LIGHTER/FRESHER SHADES OF THE PALETTE BEGINNING THE MOVEMENT INTO TEALS AND LIGHTER GREENS. THESE COMBINED WITH A DARKER ACCENTS IN WORKTOPS, ACCOMPANYING FURNITURE, WALLS, WALLPAPERS ETC.
BLUE WILL CONTINUE TO FEATURE AND DOMINATE IN MATERIALITY. THINK BLUE SLIP TILES, MOSAICS, BLUE BASED VENEERS AND FABRIC ACCENTS.
See below for the colours I am championing and presenting -
How we can translate this into Blakes
As we want to present ourselves moving forward at the head of the trend how we can position ourselves is when a darker blue colour is requested is explore flat fronted cabinetry as appose to the shaker style and mix materials, painted cabinetry with a veneer perhaps even stained timber, veneers offer a lovely texture bring a surface to life either in its natural finished, painted with grain showing through or stained.
Where dark blue is requested, explore the deeper green colours or for clients prepared to take a more adventurous step move into the teals.
If blue is paramount, consider introducing lighter blue or use the darker as a feature, say just the island only as a feature complimenting another lighter palette.