As we move into the autumn months, our colour palette becomes inspired by earthy browns, multi-coloured leaves and beautiful oranges and pinks.

Volume 8 of Haymes Colour Library, ‘The Colour Forecast’ highlights these autumn colours, and can help guide us towards creating the ultimate autumn-inspired look for our homes.

The Colour Forecast is broken into three themes:


STARK BEAUTY

A finely crafted approach to interiors that blends together a soft minimalism with an almost Japanese aesthetic and sensibility. The colours are simple parings of subtle whites and bold leafy greens providing a palette that is both fresh and balanced. This palette encourages spaces that blur the lines between both inside and out, where there is no need for divides but an overall aesthetic that unifies spaces and creates both harmony and positivity within interiors and exteriors. It’s an ethos of sophisticated design that brings only the essentials into the home, cultivating spaces that are easy to live in.

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STRATA

A rich and earthy palette that mimics the colours found in the layers of the earth. The diversity of the colours is reminiscent of those variations found in the environment we live in. It features gorgeous tans and browns, paired with lush deep greens found in fauna and plant life, reflects the deep blue of the sea and is complemented by neutral base colours. The introduction to interiors of such a raw natural aesthetic adds a quality of “true grit” and a sense of realness and humbleness to the palette, in turn encouraging us to create interiors that feel both natural and secure. This palette can be used in various combinations to really bring the colours of the landscape to life.

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PITCH DARK

An undefinable palette that challenges the senses and plays on the idea of finding dark spaces more relaxing, meditative and exploratory which in the past has been associated with light colours. It’s a new way forward for interiors and the use of strong colours like blacks and dark charcoals, combined with rich reds, moody nudes and deep blue is a palette that is coming into its own. As we start to learn that we can use the power we gain by unlocking the unknown, we start to understand that to explore and discover the new, is both liberating and empowering.

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For more autumn colours and other colour inspiration, visit haymespaint.com.au

 

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Learn how to brighten dark interiors of your home with these simple tips.

Interior design featuring dark colours looks classy and elegant. Using a base colour like brown, black or grey will add an instant modern touch to your home and can help create a unique and contemporary space.

However, if this kind of colour scheme is not done correctly, it can make a room look small and dingy. The best and easiest way to avoid this is to increase the amount of light the room receives. There are a number of ways you can do this and we have listed some of the best. (more…)


The modern rustic interior craze is here to stay. With warehouses, industrial buildings and even old farms or barns acting as inspiration and the rising popularity of the trend, it is easier than ever to find products perfect for this kind of design.
Take a look at some of our modern rustic interior design ideas for some home inspiration.

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The key element of a modern rustic home is adding wooden textures. The various shades of brown add warmth to the room and the lights and painting decor give off a countryside vibe. The wood-look kitchen bench finishes the room.


Bedroom

Less is sometimes more with the traditional bedhead, rickety chair and brown feature wall working together to offer a rustic charm. Note the mix of dark and light shades used to create a balanced colour scheme.


Light rustic

For the ultimate modern rustic look, make sure to mix and match your rustic inspired features with more modern pieces. This lighter rustic look uses exposed brick wall, rough carpet and visible light bulbs combined with the modern white couches and sleek kitchen to create the perfect blend of products. The flooring is actually a wood-look tile which creates the overall feel of a beautiful, modern country home.


Bench and lights

Utilising exposed mechanical details in your home helps create a look that is reminiscent of a farmhouse. The rustic ‘unfinished’ bench combined with the exposed light bulbs and simple bar stools captures the feeling of a beautiful, warm barn. Even the wire fruit bowl adds so much to the room!


Decor

The finishing touch in any room is the decor. Wood, wire and a rough finish make the perfect items for a rustic home.


Alfresco

Playing with different textures can bring your chosen area to life. This polished concrete floor combined with the structural wood and exposed brick really utilises the recycled, raw material look.


Modern rustic

Achieving the modern rustic look doesn’t necessarily mean using exposed materials like brick. The sleek, dark kitchen, metal-inspired lights and simple wooden table still give off a country-like feel without sacrificing the modern touch. Add a touch of green and you are set to go!


Create the perfect interior for your home by visiting your local Hotondo Homes builder. Find the closest location to you here.


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