Of late there has been a notable transformation in colour, a new direction. One could be forgiven for thinking the love affair with blue is seemingly coming to an end or is it?
Increasingly when working closely with interior designers, we are manufacturing kitchens & joinery using a greener palette, and therefore interior design publications are increasingly drawing our clients attention 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 tones and textures. Below I have outlined some examples of the evolution of blue.
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 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.