Brown black or black brown sounds like a mascara but stay with me! These are the accent colours that fit me, my colour palette, enhancing my love of greys and dark blues. My tastes are changing and so my home is evolving also. I’d like nothing more than to live in a contemporary new build with concrete floors, lots of glass and white walls but alas this isn’t the case. So for now I shall continue to make small changes to the spaces I do live in and creating that warm cocooning atmosphere we call home.
So I digress back to brown black or black brown, I find myself drawn to these colour combinations, they don’t have to make your space dark and uninviting if used well either in combination together as or individual palettes. I find them rather intoxicating and have specific pinterest boards for each.
It doesn’t have to be the walls that are these colour palettes, accessories work equally well bringing warmth to a contemporary space. Such as a white walled bedroom with taupe bedding and natural linen drapes or black kitchen units with a rustic timber ceiling beams.
A few of my favourite go to places for inspiration when it comes to these colour combinations are books by Hans Blomquist, also Kate Watson-Smyth and her book Shades of Grey which eloquently guides you to make the right decisions when taking the plunge with darker colours. LinenMe do the best selection of linen bedding that fit this look perfectly, also Bauwerk for their lime wash natural paint range that compliment the nature of these hues with a selection of soft sumptuous colours.
Also this week Dulux named their colour of the year 2018, Heart Wood a warm pinky mauve tone with a hint of taupe that is part of a lager collection to suit different styles but I think it works perfectly with my colour palette of choice.
As the seasons start to shift maybe you’ll introduce a little of these colours into your own homes, making them warm and inviting. Do let me know if you are of the same persuasion as me.