We are always looking for room schemes that can inspire, and help us make those all important decorating decisions. The images below are taken from the first of Dulux’s five paint trends for 2013. First up is ‘The Art of Understanding’ which sees 50’s influence from the catwalk, film and TV, all of which are set to make a big impact on interiors in 2013. Pippa Jameson Interiors first wrote about this in 2010 with our feature ‘50’s Interior Trends 2010/2011‘. We predicted that this was going to be big, and we were right.
I am a big fan of this collection, and used correctly, the colours will create character and depth. The key is layering, and using accents of colour, rather than painting a whole room in one shade, which is what we have been used to. I love the first image where just the window cils have been painted with deep pink (90RR 18/450) By doing so, they become defined and several focal points are created around the room. This technique particularly suits this loft style flat, as from above, the borders are viewed as solid blocks of colour creating a more dynamic and confident look. The pink frames are then balanced with the introduction of cushions in similar tones. The secondary colour is deep blue, which adds a striking contrast. The look has been finished with a cream highlighting colour, which lightens the scheme.
“Celebrating the aesthetics and order of the fifties reminds us of less complicated, more glamorous times” as quoted by the Dulux Trend team.
I am an experienced Interior Stylist, Art Director, Consultant and TV Designer and have worked in London and abroad for the past 20 years. This website was started as a way for me to share my industry knowledge of current interiors news and trends, whilst having a behind the scenes glimpse of a life in the day of a Stylist.