Palette is dark and handsome
A statement black gives an interior a sharp edge, adding sophistication with a sense of intrigue
Black is back. Paint manufacturer Taubmans predicts the darkest of hues will be popular this spring, as contrasting colours take over interior colour palettes.
The company named its Black Flame as the 2018 Colour of the Year, suggesting that simple, sharp colours would dominate next year.
Described as a statement-making black infused with an undertone of the deepest indigo, the shade was “unashamedly chameleon-like”, according to Taubmans.
“We have been living in a world of sharp greys and bright whites but there is a new trend towards warming grey tones, so our accents will start having a warmer palette,” Taubmans brand ambassador Shaynna Blaze, and The
Block judge, said. “Black Flame is the perfect base for this new trend as it has a slight blue/ black character creating an elegant platform for the new tan paint colours, leather and timbers in deep oak and walnut that we’re seeing filter through.”
Blaze suggested using Black Flame on the wall and allowing the TV to “disappear” when switched off.
In the bedroom, she said Black Flame should be used as a feature colour and combined with a mix of textures.
“To ensure these darker shades don’t overpower, I recommend placing around a window or door that looks out into greenery,” she said. “Highlight the timber frames in a white to make a feature out of the garden space. By adding lighter accents, this should encourage more experimentation throughout the rest of your home.”
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