Since 2013 is a year of fashion trends of a retro nature, classically designed furniture with a contemporary nuance are proving to be very well sought after. Be the retro influence from the 90s, 80’s or 70’s, choosing furniture of the right color to enhance the decor of your home is vital if it is to stand the test of space and time.
Taupe is a warm, versatile, gorgeous shade of gray. Hues of Taupe may also be referred to as sand, oyster gray or dove gray. It is both a practical and functional base color that can be used to great effect in any contemporary living space. Taupe has become the magnolia of the modern day and was made popular through contemporary fashion. One of the reasons why it is so popular is because it is so versatile. Taupe has the ability to mingle with bold palettes of practically any color, as well as with plainer palettes such as creams or whites. This shade of gray also interests since it can be purchased in a wide variety of hues; enabling the creation of a number of different twists within one room. Selecting bright colors and white tones alongside lighter hues of Taupe gives your room a casual feel, whilst selecting warmer tones like mulberry for instance, gives a more formal feel to the room.
Light shades of taupe can be used as an alternative to white if you wish to create an illusion of space, whilst dark shades will require plenty of natural light to prevent the room from appearing smaller than it actually is.
The color mustard is a kind of dull yellow shade. It re-emerged as a fashion trend a few years back, and remains popular today. This color is often considered vintage, although it need resemble a retro piece as long as the correct design and type of contemporary furniture is selected.
2013 also sees bold blue colors making a comeback! Using blue in a domestic setting always has a striking effect.. You may be drawn to the idea of blue as a statement color, yet consider it a tad overpowering. In this case, select warm tones to dilute the color and compliment the space; such as Taupes or oyster grays.
Multicolor décor and individual furniture pieces are still very much on trend as far as contemporary room design is concerned. One may create a room with a white or plain Taupe backdrop for example, adding a couple of key feature colors in between the occasional and soft furniture. Or one may select a dining table with various chairs of different colors for instance.
The knack to pulling off the multicolored look without everything clashing horribly is to have a plain backdrop for the bold colors. Select one plain feature color for the walls, then a couple of mutually complimenting bold colors. Also important is the size of your room since smaller rooms will suit smaller pieces of furniture such as feature armchairs, cushions and coffee tables, along with lighter colored walls; whilst larger rooms will better suit huge cabinets or sofas in an environment where the walls are accommodating bigger expanses of color.