Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jewel tones

Further to my post last week on fall colours, I came across this print ad from Kravet Fabrics.  (All  my clients have at least one fabric from Kravet.  They have such beautiful designs and materials.)  The jewel tones I mentioned - violet, lime, lemon - look fabulous with grey, as you can see.  Consider using these colours as accent cushions in an otherwise neutral colour scheme.

What a great way to brighten up those dreary, rainy days!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Autumn Colours

Some of you may be wondering where I've been.  Well, I took a 6-month hiatus as the demands on my interior design business as well as a trip to France in June left absolutely no time to blog.  But I'm back and with the help of the rest of the Tobi Brockway Interiors team, I plan to provide you with design insights and practical tips on a regular basis.  And you'll also see the occasional photo and story that relates to architecture or design from one of my travel adventures.  

As I see all the fall colours around me, I'm inspired to look at the colour trends that are forecast for the coming year.  Earthy neutrals will remain a staple this year.  And grey continues to be dominant among these neutrals.  I've selected warm greys for 80% of my clients' living rooms in the past 6 months.  Benjamin Moore OC-49 titanium has been a favourite.


Bright colours reminiscent of fall foliage, such as citron yellow, tangerine orange and deep fuchsia will provide great accents in any room.  

Additionally, you can expect to see the introduction of brilliant jewel tones into many designs.  Emerald green, honey gold, deep teal, poppy red and varying shades of violet will be used in accent pieces throughout.