This week’s Home Tone is chestnut – very apt for Christmas week! It’s such a warm and luxurious shade for interiors. There’s the wood itself, of course, but it can also be brought into a space through the use of quality leathers, paint, granite, furs or textiles. It has a timeless elegance and quality. It works very well with other shades of brown and a natural palette in general. It also looks fabulous with dark greys to create real dramatic atmosphere. Teal is one perfect contrast colour that we like. Chestnut can also be used as an exterior timber where it weathers to a very attractive, silvery brown.
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It’s a very practical and forgiving colour for use on walls and floors; hiding all manner of scuffs, marks… and scribbles! Perfect for those with kids or big, active dogs like ours (or rather, big muddy dogs most of the time recently!).
It has real warmth and atmosphere, working perfectly with other natural shades – and contrasting well with creamy whites and greens. Pair it with highlight metallics such as gold, brass and copper on lamps, taps, light switches and sockets.
So far, we’ve only featured bright, vibrant colours in our Homes Tones series. This week’s Khaki post will really calm things down, so to speak. Make no mistake, khaki isn’t some ‘drab‘ beige or magnolia; it means business! Khaki is fashionable yet timeless – think of those classic trench coats, chinos and Bermuda shorts – and the same goes for using it in your home.
If like us you like a little flash of colour, you can team it with almost anything – fire engine red, racing green, orange, royal blue… If you don’t and prefer muted tones, match it with chocolate brown, sage green, white or even black. Khaki is such a flexible colour!