Play with primary colours
Is it grey? Is it beige? That’s the problem with modern interior colours - it’s difficult to tell what colour it’s supposed to be. But what happened to good old primary colours - the colours from which all these other fancy colours originate? No longer condemned to toddlers’ bedrooms, primary colours in our living areas are alive and kicking, and there’s good reason – they’re still fabulous. So, why not give your walls and floor the bold attention they need with some power-packed primaries?
For some, clean primary colours in décor bring to mind the cool British modernity of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup paintings and the pop art movement. But there is something quite exotic about primary colours – these simple, eternally modern tones are unpretentious, warming and comforting, which is why so many of our country kitchens use them. But these no-nonsense shades give your décor oodles of uplifting energy and spirit whether on the bathroom wall, the kitchen floor or a feature wall in your living room.
A single powerful primary-coloured wall tile will enliven a neutral space immediately. A lovely rich blue, which, when used as a backsplash serves as a dramatic backdrop to a crisp white kitchen, or in the bathroom will stand out proudly against the white suite. Energetic red will liven up a kitchen working environment. A zingy sunshine yellow will always create an eye-catching design statement in the kitchen.
Our Milano range contains rich coloured wall tiles in primary red, blue and yellow - these vibrant hues really pack a punch. Whereas, for a subtle colour, the deep and broody red of our Marylebone Rosso red metro tile, our bright and modern Blue Scored Decko or the white gloss of our Saxony range are a play on primary colours that will add brightness and a touch of interest to a room, particularly one that has a tendency to look too sterile.
In these days of grey and aubergines and every other colour that combines tones on the colour wheel, doesn’t it make a refreshing change to opt for the simplicity of the primary palette? But don’t imagine primary colours are only suitable in super-modern surroundings. Even in the most traditional of homes the juxtaposition of a slash of red metro tile or a blast of blue in the bathroom creates a striking and surprisingly unified effect.