Style Guide - Smokey Neutrals

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We love to keep an eye on the latest trends in lighting and interior design. From top colour schemes to watch out for, to the newest lighting products and homeware items. With so many great styling options, we thought we'd give our top tips on a few of our favourite trends for this year - Smokey Neutrals

 

No smoke without fire? Not in this case! This trend is all about combining subtle tones of grey and refined class. Neutrals are so often overlooked when people undertake interior redesign projects, often considered boring or safe. With just a touch of smokiness and a few well-placed accent colours, a neutral colour scheme can be a design of sophistication and contemporary glamour. On your next design project, ignore the light creams, whites and beige for smokier tones of grey, brown and stone. Accent with plush suites upholstered in velvets or herringbone patterns. Spice things up even further with your furniture - think rich, deep tones of purple or blue to bring this trend to life.

 

Smoky Neutrals is one of our top trends for this year, and is the perfect way to add a sense of sophistication and style to your home. Tipped to be one of the key trends this year by interior experts, this trend gives you the freedom to accessorise and spruce up your interiors as often as you like without having to reach for the paint brush every time, because classic neutrals are the base. An absolute must for those of you who like an interior redesign to go the distance and last at least a few seasons!

 

Top Tips for Smokey Neutrals Around Your Home

- Living Room -

Gone are the days of magnolia undertones and boring beige. The must have interior colour scheme of the last decade is definitely tones of grey, and it's easy to see why. With so much versatility in around the home, you'll quickly feel that this look is as timeless as the bricks themselves.

There are so many possibilities when it comes to greys, and the smokier tones of the colour chart will add warmth to your home. Inject a shot of brightness with an accent colour in your living room and lift the feel of a small space. Give florals the sophisticated twist that they need with a grey base, and style with gorgeous fabrics to match. If you're unsure what colour to go for, start with a feature wall and work up from there with accessories and little touches.

For a glamorous feel, mix your smokey greys with warmer, more traditional neutrals and use this colour palette to style with confidence. In the winter months, to make this room feel more cosy and welcoming, combine your smokey tones of grey with thick knit fabrics and chunky patterns for a great depth of texture and atmosphere.

- Bedroom -

Whether you're looking for contemporary or classical, the bedroom should be a sanctuary of sophisticated relaxation. Choose the right shade of smokey neutral tones and you'll be well on your way to a stunning and comfortable spa like feel. Give smokey greys the rustic charm with french inspired furniture, re-purposed wooden textures and dark metal bed frames.

Go for a more luxurious feel with symmetrical design and soft fabrics for a smokey neutral hotel chic look. Signature furniture pieces and plenty of mirrors will help to create this look, and soft ambient lighting works really well. For the upmarket look, check out our range of luxury lighting and style with mixed fabrics for a scandinavian-country glow.

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- Kitchen -

In the kitchen, tones of great help to create a productive atmosphere. Smokey grey colours will work fantastically against marble or granite work surfaces, and beautiful pendant lighting will help light your task based areas with a more ambient feel. Combine two different shades of the same base colour and you'll have a stylish finish with simple to do changes. Darker colours should be reserved for the units, with brighter, space opening colours on the walls.

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