Afraid of the dark? Not with this hue

Central Telegraph - - HOME - With Tracey Hordern

GO­ING all dra­matic and chic, Taub­mans has an­nounced its in­te­rior colour of the year for 2018 and it is Black Flame. Not for the faint-hearted, it comes on the heels of what we have seen al­ready – smoky, dark, slate greys.

But Black Flame goes deeper and darker and, well, it is pretty fab­u­lous.

Black Flame em­bod­ies the essence of a tuxedo or a favourite black dress. It is un­apolo­getic and ef­fort­lessly timeless.

It is a state­ment-mak­ing black, in­fused with an un­der­tone of the deep­est in­digo that helps to cre­ate a chameleon-like colour. Its ver­sa­til­ity and warmth en­sures it will work in many spa­ces.

It is the per­fect jux­ta­po­si­tion for soft tex­tures, aged leathers and nat­u­ral fi­bres, or con­trast this colour with blonde and wal­nut tim­bers and com­ple­ment with hints of gold and brass for a lux­u­ri­ous look.

◗ GO­ING DARK FOR BEGINNERS: To en­sure a less over­pow­er­ing ef­fect, use this colour near a win­dow that looks out into green­ery and high­light the tim­ber frames and trims in white.

◗ IN THE BED­ROOM: For the right amount of drama and soft­ness, keep the ac­cents sim­ple and use a mix of nat­u­ral tex­tures such as silk vel­vet, linen faux furs and weaves.

◗ LIV­ING ROOMS: Art­works with wide, white frames pro­vide a con­tem­po­rary look. For a toned-down feel, in­te­grate soft colours us­ing lush fab­rics and lamps with linen or trans­par­ent shades.

PHOTO: TIM ROBIN­SON

◗ Black Flame works beau­ti­fully when com­bined with nat­u­ral fi­bres and tim­ber.

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