We might be getting closer and closer to summer, but judging from our top ten posts below, dramatic Yves Klein inky blues and warm, smokey greys aren't going anywhere just yet.
Most of these spaces have successfully used a dark colour palette in a new, refreshing way; navy blue window panels frame a light and airy hallway and inky walls are given a lift with a bright white ceiling and doorways,grey is paired with pink to lighten the mood in a sultry living room, while exposed brick walls together withthe timeless Tulip table and Eames dining chairs keep the colour modern and fresh in a dining space.
Take a look at the top pictures that have inspired you this month.
Painted wood double doors are not only a great alternative to Crittall style, they also flood this hallway with light and chime perfectly with the original monochrome tiling.
Pretty pink hues add punch to the grey and blue tones of this smart yet relaxed living space. And of course, who can resist that fabulous zebra-stripe rug....
OLD MEETS NEW
The raw surface of the exposed brick wall adds a dash of edginess to this modern, greyscale dining room.
Despite this kitchen's cool contemporary feel, numerous touchstones – like the Kilim style rug and country style dining table and benches add a note of history and tradition.
Bricks, concrete and timber combine in this indoor/outdoor room for a space thats’s endlessly easy on the eye.
The inky blue living space of this 19th century habour-side home has been given a modern classic look with striking built-in storage and eye-catching patterned rugs. Large windows to the side flood the room with light, preventing the darker wall colours becoming too dominant. Gorgeous!
Unadulterated decadence reigns supreme in this Yves Klein blue dining room. The curvaceous table has a retro fifties feel, while the futuristic lighting over head brings a space age vibe.
Why confine your gallery wall to your living area or staircase? A picture display in your bathroom helps personalise what can sometimes be a cold space, and antiqued mirror-glass wall tiles give a luxe finish while helping make the room appear bigger.
You don’t have to be on the White Isle to nail the laid-back style of the Balearics (although a white-walled casa and lashings of sunshine always help). Layer pastel tones and folksy prints with macramé, pom-poms and natural textures to bring the Ibiza vibes home.
SO FRESH & SO CLEAN
This light filled, blissed-out, top floor study is a beautiful and functional secret hideaway for the house owners, who transformed it from a dark and dreary attic.
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