Contemporary Cool

Contemporary Cool

A Contemporary Palette

There are several dominant interior schemes that come to mind when we think of homes featuring cool, classic shades of blue, grey and charcoal, from coastal cottages and quintessential Hamptons style to boys' rooms and spaces with a distinctly masculine aesthetic. However, these versatile hues can also be very effective when applied to a contemporary setting, lending understated elegance to a modern, pared-back look.

Flocca Linen Cushion Tempest, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Tempest, Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Tempest

The stylish South Yarra Residence by Powell & Glenn is a perfect example of how these cool tones work beautifully in the bedroom, where our pure linen bedding in mid-charcoal Tempest and pale grey Fog has been layered masterfully against a blank canvas of white walls and grey carpet. This restrained palette is elevated with unique artwork and velvet curtains in a deep teal hue, achieving a soothing balance of rich texture and a soft, muted colour.

South Yarra Residence: @powellandglenn  I Photography: @sharyncairns I Published: The Local Project I Featured: Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Tempest and Fog, Flocca Linen Blanket in Tempest

In this Dulux colour forecast, interior designer Bree Leech demonstrates how a contemporary scheme can be accomplished by using a tonal palette of blue, grey and neutral tones. Beginning with a mid-grey foundation on the walls, Bree has balanced this adaptable shade with the subtlety of Fog and the expressiveness of Roy, a washed, dusty cornflower blue that imbues gentle colour. Russo and Sable lend hints of warmth to an otherwise cool palette, while a Henry Wilson bronze lamp adds a bold accent.

@breeleech for Dulux colour forecast I Photography: @lisacohenphoto I Featured: Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Roy and FogFlocca Linen Flat Sheet in Ayrton and Russo Flocca Linen Blanket in Sable

@breeleech for Dulux colour forecast I Photography: @lisacohenphoto I Featured: Flocca Long Pillowcase in FogFlocca Linen Pillowcase in RoyFlocca Linen Flat Sheet in Ayrton