CAFE STYLE ATHOME
CAFE STYLE A HOT BLEND
HAVE you ever walked into a cafe to grab a coffee and developed decor envy?
Modern eateries are making extra effort to attract customers with more than just their menu.
Next time you’re in your favourite cafe take in the decor . . . it might be a table setting, artwork, paint colour or finishes.
Andrea Lucena-Orr of Dulux says with greater renovation confidence, consumers are taking cues from their favourite eateries and venues; a favourite has been using lots of dark and bold colours in their homes.
“Highly colourful interiors are a way to show your personality,” Lucena-Orr says.
“Being bold with colour isn’t something to fear, it’s a look to embrace.
“With blacks, dark and light blues, and eclectic mixes of bright pops, we are seeing more homeowners move away from safe neutrals, making their mark with colour in a way previously not seen.”
For homeowners willing to be bold and brave, Lucena-Orr has identified three striking looks (some inspired by restaurant decor) which were evident in its Dulux Colour Awards entries earlier this year. The cafe-style look: Uses materials not commonly seen in the home, such as plywood and concrete, paired with practical applications such as chalkboard paint. Block colour for impact: There is a movement towards a range of blues used to create stunning and calming interiors. Colour in unexpected places: We are seeing great results when people think of innovative ways to introduce colours into a space through appealing shapes and patterns. To achieve this look in your home, find areas you could introduce pops of colour, such as nooks and the ceiling, then think about how colour could enhance the feeling and sense of function in this space.
To view winners/finalists from this year’s Dulux awards, visit dulux.com.au
The cafe-style look uses materials not commonly seen in the home such as plywood and concrete paired with dark paint.
Left: There is a movement away from traditional whites towards a range of blues. Right: There is a rise in homeowners using different colours in unexpected places such as corners.