Green means go

It’s eas­ier than you think, writes Cather­ine Nikas-Bou­los

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Home - - STYLE - More gra­ham­; taub­

If you’re think­ing colour in­spi­ra­tions are about to get light and bright, just in time for sum­mer, then you need to dig deep. Two trend fore­cast­ers have an­nounced that shades of dark blue/green are hav­ing their mo­ment, pro­claim­ing them the go-to colours for 2019.

Taub­mans has kicked off the charge by an­nounc­ing its 2019 Colour of the Year is Night Watch. This hot new shade of dark sea green was in­spired by tones of a dense trop­i­cal jun­gle. Taub­mans colour con­sul­tant Grace Gar­rett says na­ture-in­spired tones will play a huge part in home trends next year, hint­ing any­thing from for­est to sea foam and all tints and shades in-be­tween will be big in 2019.

“It makes per­fect sense that we are seek­ing to bring the calm­ness and sooth­ing power of Night Watch into our decor given the trend to bring the out­doors in,” Grace says.

Taub­mans DIY and ren­o­va­tion ex­pert, Cherie Bar­ber has also em­braced the deeper green and blue hue, us­ing it as the back­drop colour in a small apart­ment space.

“The an­swer to a greener life in­doors is as sim­ple as let­ting na­ture in, in more ways than one,” Cherie says. “To bring the space to­gether and cre­ate the per­fect place to dis­play in­door plants and ac­ces­sories in­spired by na­ture, I cre­ated an om­bre shelv­ing fea­ture by sim­ply adding dif­fer­ent amounts of Taub­mans Crisp White to Night Watch.”

Tex­tiles and paint re­tailer Gra­ham & Brown, has also of­fered a bold take on 2019 wall trends. Its wall­pa­per of the year is Tori, which in­cor­po­rates a Chi­nois­erie bird trail that is hand­painted against a teal back­drop. The back­ground colour, called Tiru, has also been sin­gled out as the com­pany’s Colour of the Year in its paint range.

Gra­ham & Brown states: “This year’s choice re­flects the con­sumer’s de­sire for op­u­lent colours and lux­u­ri­ous fin­ishes, taken from the back­drop of Tori wall­pa­per, Tiru, cel­e­brates tran­quil­lity, good luck and longevity.”

Taub­mans Night Watch (left) works just as well with light neu­trals as it does with darker tones. Nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als such as rat­tan and wool keep it from be­com­ing too for­mal. A vel­vet lounge from Free­dom (above) makes a bold state­ment in a neu­tral liv­ing space.

Colour takes flight with Tori in Teal wall­pa­per from Gra­ham & Brown. Amethyst and sil­ver are a jewel-like team up against a teal back­drop.

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