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People tend to shy away from using colour in their
kitchens and bathrooms because they fear it will
date quickly or steal focus from the design.
But when it is used sensibly, with an artful eye and
consideration for materials, colour can have lasting
appeal in and around the home.
Leading kitchen designer Johnny Grey is renowned
for his colourful culinary spaces.
He says it's important to keep the walls light and
consider the weight and temperature of the materials
you're incorporating into the design.
"It's important to have a balance. Use colour in
small areas or bands so that it looks rich, but doesn't
overpower. Pattern is also a good way of personalising
the area -- especially if you can find an artist who'll
create something original."
Colour can give your kitchen warmth and charm;
it will feel more like a normal room in the house, rather
than a selection of cabinets brought together by a fridge
In the bathroom it creates interest, and -- when the
right tones are chosen -- can incite a particular mood.
Trends in colour are di cult to pinpoint. The key
is blending three or four di erent tones that fit one
a dialogue of
The Shark bar stool and chair by Italian designer Bontempi
will add a colourful splash to the dullest of kitchens. They
are exclusively distributed at Contempo and cost $800 and
$400 respectively. Visit www.contempocollection.com.au.
Internationally renowned kitchen designer Johnny Grey took
inspiration from a boat built in the 1900s to conceive this light
and airy culinary space. Soft blues, purples and yellows provide a
delightful contrast against the natural wooden benches and railings,
creating a sense of homeliness while adding to the nautical vibe.
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