We’re feeling blue and loving it. The colour that dominated the runways for the Spring 2018 fashion collections in New York is finally making its way into homes. In fashion, the spectrum ran the gamut from powder to electric. However, for our spaces, designers have been embracing mid-tones as well as darker, more formal shades which go perfectly with wood grains and metallic accents such as brass and gold. In colour psychology, blue creates a feeling of calmness and serenity; its darker tones signal security, stability and sophistication. Whatever you feel about blue, there’s no denying the appeal of these following five spaces.
Stone can be perceived as being cold, solid, even boring – but that is far from the truth. Being an organic material, it contains nuances of colour and texture that are delightfully individual. Weathered by the elements, rock surfaces take on a different character. However, stone is not seen as a suitable material for residential wall claddings due to the high cost of material, the challenge of installation, and the labour of maintenance. Now, this intriguing material can easily be a part of home decor, thanks to stone-inspired laminates.
Whether you’re planning to design a relaxing mancave or aiming for upscale hotel-like aesthetics for your space, dark-coloured laminates can help you achieve the look you desire. Look at these seven marvellously moody examples for inspiration.