COLOUR TALK

Living Etc - - DESIGN / PROJECT -

Lau­rie Press­man, vice pres­i­dent of the Pan­tone Color In­sti­tute, re­veals five pat­tern-friendly pal­ettes that will be trend­ing for bath­rooms in 2018

1. Com­bine the cool and warm shades of blue and orange to add lively char­ac­ter. Th­ese com­ple­men­tary hues can be worked into com­plex pat­terns to add vis­ual in­ter­est via wall­pa­per or decorative ac­cents.

* Try a com­bi­na­tion of Pan­tone 19-3810 Eclipse (a navy blue), 17-4724 Pagoda Blue (a daz­zling turquoise) and 16-1442 Melon (orange).

2. For a sense of deco­rum and mod­est lux­ury, con­sider un­der­stated pair­ings. A colour story of pur­ple grey, soft pink and muted neu­trals will look fresh and new.

* Try 17-1605 Elder­berry (a pur­ple-grey), 14-1905 Lo­tus (a soft pink), 16-1330 Muted Clay and 14-0626 Dried Moss. 3. Vivid greens mixed with soft eggshells are perfect for boost­ing well­be­ing. This rather in­tense green scheme prom­ises re­newal and re-growth. You’ll find it on leafy mo­tif re­peat pat­terns and botan­i­cal prints next year. * Try 18-0135 Tree­top (a lush green) paired with the softer 14-4809 Eggshell Blue.

4. A mix of soft metallics is pitched as the ‘new neu­trals’ for 2018. It brings a layer of op­u­lence that, in bath­rooms, can prove very lux­u­ri­ous. Opt for tex­tu­ral pat­terned sur­faces for a tac­tile di­men­sion and ex­tra lus­tre.

* Try 14-5002 Sil­ver and 16-0836 Rich Gold.

5. Work earthy tones, yel­lows and rosy hues to achieve a mul­ti­cul­tural vibe with a touch of the ex­otic. In the bath­room, th­ese un­pre­dictable, vi­brant colour com­bi­na­tions will pro­vide a trea­sure trove of warmth and light.

* Try 18-1355 Rooi­bos Tea (an earthy red) and 17-1341 Tawny Orange teamed with 15-2718 Fuchsia Pink.

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