There’s a well-known phrase in the fashion industry: “Blue and green should never be seen,” together, that is. Well, nowadays that would be considered old-fashioned and de rigueur. In today’s interior designer circles, there are very few rules when it comes to incorporating colour in interior design, it all depends on how you use them.
There are however, a few constants to do with colour theory. Research has shown for example, that cultural differences can make us respond in different ways, but the overriding and universal agreement, is that one way or another colour is important to us all.
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Using metal in interiors has been a tradition dating back to medieval times, and there has been a flurry of trends ever since – silver at the turn of the last century, chrome in the ’20s, Brutalist metalwork of the ’70s, and gold and brass in the 80s. But never has metal been as versatile as it is today – appearing in furniture, lamps, accessories, but also wallpapers, fabrics and even flooring.
London interior designer René Dekker, has incorporated the use of copper in his stunning interior designs, and adores the warmth and subtlety of tone that it can convey within a scheme. It can bring glamorous accents or create striking centrepieces to transform modern interiors from stylish to stunningly elegant.
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