Bringing The Outside Inside
In an ever increasingly connected world, the desire to switch off and re-invigorate our bodies and minds, away from technology, is growing. The more we embrace modern life, the stronger the desire is to reconnect with nature at its most basic level. This desire has permeated through into our homes and interior schemes as much as it has our lifestyle choices.
The natural world around us is alive with a luscious variety of shades and textures that can be easily replicated in our homes. With the blurring of lines between the outdoors and indoors, there are so many creative ways to open up your living space. Judy Smith, Crown’s Colour Consultant shares her top tips on how to create your own nature-inspired oasis.
“If you want to bring the outside in, you will need to replicate both the colours and textures you’d find in nature. Plants and foliage will naturally help achieve this transition, however it is important to get your colour scheme sorted first. The great thing about nature is the sheer variety of colour available. Even within the same tree or flower, tonal variation will be huge. However, the great thing about nature, is that the colours all work together in harmony. A tonal green scheme will therefore naturally be a winner.
Depending on the look you’re going for, the colours you choose to pair your greens with will differ. If you’re looking to crisp up the overall feel of your room, pair it with whites, however if you’re wanting a slightly softer atmosphere, pair it with lighter greys which will help tone the scheme down.”
Judy continues, “If you do want to bring in other colours, think about the hues you would find in your flower bed. Pops of yellows, reds, purples and even blues will stand out beautifully either in wall patterns or smaller homeware accessories. If you wanted to introduce floral patterns to the mix, why not do so through your linen, cushions or other soft furnishings and keep the walls clean and simple.”
Crown have a number of green shades to choose from, but we know the choice can sometimes be overwhelming. If this is you, why not order several Crown sample pots to try out what colours work best for your space.