Posts Tagged ‘brown’

Home Tones: Chestnut

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

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Huguenot Physician's Housecredit

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.

Chestnut coloured shower enclosure in a white bathroomcredit

Chestnut coloured leather club chair in a sitting roomcredit

Wood panelled library and home officecredit

Chestnut coloured rug in white & turquoise sitting roomcredit

Chestnut-framed Turkmenistan gercredit

Chestnut worktop on a kitchen islandcredit

M House clad in chestnut woodcredit

Home Tones: Black Coffee

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

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Basement wine cellar & seating area in a boutique mews housecredit

This week’s Home Tones brings you all things black coffee coloured. It’s the shade of brown associated with wenge, a beautiful tropical hardwood.

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.

Small home office area with black coffee wallpapered wallscredit

Light-filled sitting room with pair of large brown leather sofascredit

Bathroom with floor to ceiling matt tiles in black coffeecredit

Solid rendered spiral staircase painted in black coffee colourcredit

Bedroom in the Emirates Crown decorated in black coffee and other shades of browncredit

Bathroom clad in black coffee stained wood panellingcredit

Sitting room with pair of large cream sofas and black coffee coloured wall panellingcredit

Home Tones: Khaki

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

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Khaki coloured Shaker-style kitchencredit

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! :-)

Bathroom with roll-top bath and bee print wallpapercredit

Vintage modern sitting areacredit

Modern fitted kitchen with islandcredit

Front door painted in Farrow & Ball's 'Skimming Stone'credit

Modern, pet-friendly kitchencredit

Bathroom with khaki-painted walls and black & white tiled floorcredit

Open plan lounge, dining room and kitchencredit