Black, white and grey bring time­less so­phis­ti­ca­tion to coun­try kitchens

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You just can’t beat its time­less ap­peal. Monochrome means ‘one colour’ and refers to black and white, greyscale, or com­bi­na­tions of tones of a sin­gle colour.

Per­pet­u­ally re-imag­ined across fash­ion and in­te­ri­ors, with its power to suit any style, tra­di­tional or con­tem­po­rary, this sea­son sees the black and white palette soft­ened across coun­try schemes through a pared-back and rus­tic-scandi ap­proach to styling. Sim­plic­ity is key, with re­laxed geo­met­rics and or­ganic sil­hou­ettes, tac­tile weaves and knits, and mood-en­hanc­ing om­bré wallscapes that make a beau­ti­ful state­ment with­out be­ing ur­ban and harsh.

Love this Look? then try…

✽ Warm­ing up a monochro­matic scheme with nat­u­ral ac­cents – a pale tim­ber floor and wooden fur­ni­ture legs in­stantly add char­ac­ter and hon­est ap­peal.

✽ Adding an­other di­men­sion of in­ter­est with pretty pat­terns on cush­ions, throws and rugs, or even with jig­saw-ef­fect floor and wall tiles – stripes aren’t manda­tory any more!

✽ Ex­per­i­ment­ing with con­trast, scale and sym­me­try – think of your space in domino terms and bal­ance light and dark pieces ac­cord­ingly.

THE SWITCH-ON Ar­tur crackle-glaze ta­ble lamp, H28x­di­a17cm, col Stone, £115; Zig-zag shade, H20x­di­a30cm, col Black, £60, both Pooky. THE SCAT­TERS Stan­ley Stripe cush­ion, 50x30cm, £38; Flo­rai­son cush­ion, 50cm sq, £55; both col Soot on Nat­u­ral, Pillo. THE FEA­TURE RUG Monochrome rug, 175x 195cm, £1,150, Felt. THE SEAT­ING Twick­en­ham snug­gler, H87xw107xd92cm, col Har­ley Check Char­coal, £1,350, Laura Ashley. THE DIN­ING MUST-HAVES Dansu serv­ing plate, £20; side plate, £10; dip bowl, £9; tea towel, £10; nap­kin, £8, all Mur­mur. THE TIME­PIECE Ital­ian Ro­man nu­meral wall clock, Di­a53cm, £85, New­gate Clocks THE KITCHEN STATE­MENT Glazed porce­lain cuban tile col­lec­tion, 22.3x22.3x1cm, £49.99 per m2, Gem­ini Tiles.

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