The Contemporary ‘Grunge’ Look

The ‘grunge’ look first came into the scene when rock music from iconic bands like Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Nirvana were staring to gain mainstream recognition. It came to be known as the ‘grunge’ music scene and was delivered in a number of ways – art, architecture, graphics and interior design. In context of interior design, it featured a comfortable look that highlighted flannel, and some gritty undertones.

It’s basically an alternative rock genre and its translation into abstract concepts like interior design totally depends on the tastes and aesthetics of the user. Below, we’ll be taking a look at 5 interior designs that feature the best of the grunge look in a contemporary way.

 

 

 

1. Dirty undertones

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The grunge scene was most recognizable when it featured a dirty, stylishly understated aesthetic. So you can use dark colors like greys and their tints to incorporate that particular vibe. You can take it up a notch by using fabrics with gritty textures and complement with contrasting colors like orange, brown and white in strategic places.n into abstract concepts like interior design totally depends on the taste

 

 

 

2. A focus on clutter

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Since this style first emerged in the late 80s and gained momentum in the early 90s, there is a slightly retro aspect about it. The use of visual clutter as a design element is also a common feature found in the grunge look. Aside from the usual dark tints, you can use whites and other colorful paraphernalia to bring in a more composed look when you’re interpreting this look in a contemporary way.

 

 

 

 

3. Stylish furniture

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For the most part, the grunge look focuses on an untidy sort of an aesthetic, but since we’re talking about a contemporary articulation, you cannot make it seem too shabby. So to undo some of the ‘grungy’ vibe, you should choose stylish. Modern furniture. It will heighten the trendy aspect of this aesthetic and make it seem more stylish.

 

 

 

 

4. Artwork

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The grunge style is basically an ode to old school rock and roll, which is why there should always be some physical reminder of that in the interior design. You can hang large picture frame of your favorite bands to get the requisite look. It will give your space a more authentic ambience.

 

 

 

 

5. Unfinished undertones

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Dark, muddy and gritty undertones are a feature of the grunge aesthetic. So you can use dark tones without any restraint to capture the grittiness that became very characteristic of this particular look. when you pair them up with stylish accessories and furniture, your space automatically starts looking more trendy.

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