A Contemporary Palette
There are several dominant interior schemes that come to mind when we think of homes featuring cool, classic shades of blue, grey and charcoal, from coastal cottages and quintessential Hamptons style to boys' rooms and spaces with a distinctly masculine aesthetic. However, these versatile hues can also be very effective when applied to a contemporary setting, lending understated elegance to a modern, pared-back look.
The stylish South Yarra Residence by Powell & Glenn is a perfect example of how these cool tones work beautifully in the bedroom, where our pure linen bedding in mid-charcoal Tempest and pale grey Fog has been layered masterfully against a blank canvas of white walls and grey carpet. This restrained palette is elevated with unique artwork and velvet curtains in a deep teal hue, achieving a soothing balance of rich texture and a soft, muted colour.
In this Dulux colour forecast, interior designer Bree Leech demonstrates how a contemporary scheme can be accomplished by using a tonal palette of blue, grey and neutral tones. Beginning with a mid-grey foundation on the walls, Bree has balanced this adaptable shade with the subtlety of Fog and the expressiveness of Roy, a washed, dusty cornflower blue that imbues gentle colour. Russo and Sable lend hints of warmth to an otherwise cool palette, while a Henry Wilson bronze lamp adds a bold accent.