January is the month of cold drafts and slippery roads, but soon Singapore is going to be bustling with the unbeatable energy of the summer sun once again – and it’s going to last for quite a while. So, if you’re renovating your homes now, do you know what palette might look best? The chic and sophisticated grey-blue palette. Here’s how you can rock it in 2019:
1. Texture vs. plain
There always has to be a moderate amount of texture in any successful interior design. However, when you’re working with a dual-dominant colour scheme like grey-blue, the lighter of the two hues needs to be emulated through textures. This is so that it doesn’t seem too understated and is able to match well with the darker tints. The grey accent wall and sofa in this image are a good example.
2. Harmonized with neutrals
The grey-blue colour scheme is extremely cool and sophisticated. So, in order to imbue it with a sense of warmth and attraction, you can use gorgeous neutral hues to elevate the vibe even more. Wood is a great material to get this done, but you also need to ensure that it doesn’t look too bland. You can use herringbone floor patterns and unique plank formations to complement the grey-blue colour scheme.
3. Knowing your backdrop
Even when you have a dominant colour scheme, you always need a backdrop to make it pop. When you’re working with two colours as chic as grey and blue, the importance of your backdrop elevates even more. It cannot be too dark, or it may end up taking the spotlight away from the main palette. White is usually a recommended choice because of its understated appeal and ability to make all colours stand out.
4. Depending on the hue
If you choose to go with a grey-blue colour scheme, you’ll instantly be taken aback by how many tertiary and secondary hues this palette has to offer. From the beauty of popping cerulean to the boldness of charcoal, you’ll have a lot to choose from. The one thing you must remember in order to rock this colour scheme is that the two shades must complement and enhance each other’s appeal.
5. Knowing where to go solitary
During the design process, you may end up with a situation where you can only apply either the blue or the grey end of your palette. Don’t be afraid to make this choice. Just remember the context of your space, and choose whatever hue may bring out the best in it.