50 Shades of Grey

This fascinating article outlines how interior design ‘fashions’ are created – particularly with reference to colour. We’ve always known that artificial lighting can alter our perception of colour, but surprisingly, LED lighting is now driving a new colour palette – grey. Given the possibilities created by these latest lighting techniques, maybe it’s time to rethink the traditional ‘rules’ around home decor colours? 

A key takeaway:

Russian architect Daria Kharitonova says:  “There exists a trend of a more global nature — a transition of the color palette from rich red, gold and warm tones to more restrained and cool shades. In my view, the key factor that caused this ‘cold snap’ in the interior palette was an evolution of lighting. The arrival of energy-efficient and LED bulbs brought to the forefront a new prima donna: gray.

“I think the interior will continue to evolve toward colder and more resonant tones,” Kharitonova says. “We are expecting blue, turquoise, malachite, lemon and carmine shades to emerge as new trends.“

Read more here:  World of Design: Where Color Trends Begin