Bleached and Beached
Darren has a broad portfolio, having studied fine art & graphic design, originally working in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his own interior design studio and has been a judge on numerous seasons of The Block.
What fresher palette is there than crisp, monochromatic white?
Whilst most homes feature a large degree of neutrals or white, you can highlight the unique features in a home by dialling back the colour in all surfaces, from ceilings, walls and floors and even to furniture.
A couple of important things to remember when creating a monochromatic look, include:
- Texture, shape and pattern are very important - for example, linear elements such as flooring or wall panels, take on more interest with less colour to take their spotlight.
- You’ll swiftly find the real challenge in a monochromatic palette is how to edit out colour and focus on the form of things within the space. Without this focus you can go from monochromatic to minimalistic, which denies the opportunity to create a sense of rustic charm.
Create a natural appeal with floor boards that feature heavy grain and knots, whilst complying with the white palette by using floorings such as Carpet Court’s Laminate Impressive Ultra in Soft Oak Light, Vinyl Sheet in Dusty Oak 506, Vinyl Laneway Planks in White Oak or Multilayer Hybrid Veles in Quartz.
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