LET’S TALK MONOCHROME
Black, white and grey bring timeless sophistication to country kitchens
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.
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✽ 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.