What are the main accent colours and how do they blend so well together?
The room has a dark grey carpet and dark grey sofas, this means that, whilst it isn’t a jarring contrast, the walls can afford to be lighter and they will still work well because they are muted. For this room set we used Manor House Gray from Farrow & Ball, it’s a light colour but it isn’t bright or garish, it blends in with the tone of the carpet and the sofas, which gives the room a feeling of tranquil calm.
What stops the room from looking boring or drab?
Well! This is the interesting part and where styling, chemistry and know-how really comes into its own. With the carpet, walls and sofas as the starting point, you can start to introduce accent colours that highlight and lift the scheme, giving the room the feeling of soft summer freshness. Light and dark teal with soft sage greens in the form of cushions, vases and bowls add impact to the room and splashes of white punctuate the scheme harmoniously.