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liz

Houscom, yes I can say I hate grey. Once upon a time I quite liked it as a contrasting colour to something else, but not now. Why? Because it has been overdone to death. A young relative has recently built a house in a new development, and she has gone with the 50 shades of grey inside and out, as has nearly every other house in the development. I can also point to dozens of new suburbs where exactly the same has happened. Back in the 80's the colour de jeur for interior walls was 'hog bristle' which looked nice for the 1st 12 months before it took on that dirty hue which made you just want to take a big bucket of soapy water and scrubbing brush to it. I suppose what annoys me most about these colours is they lack imagination and boldness, they have no personality. Sadly too it seems, Australia, is the only country to have gone with the bland look. An artist will tell you that the light in Australia is extraordinary and brilliant. Imagine if trends embraced this light and we colour our world and our homes. We are often told how colours affect our moods, what moods to grey and beige evoke?

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Littlethommo

Having detested last years Coral pantone colour Im not keen on the pinky tone schemes above but I am thrilled to see that this years pantone is the ever versatile Classic Blue. The Coral was so limiting and personally gave me that sickly feeling like Id eaten too much sugar so it was no surprise to see it so soon appear in the clearance shelves in retail stores, but the blue is an all year round colour that can be used either sparingly or as the main tone and across every decor style from classic to contemporary and as this is a timeless colour theres no need to worry about it going out of trend. I have used this colour one way or another in my homes for years and especially love how easy it is to work with for us not-so-confident home styists as it compliments nearly every timber and metal tone and works alongside both neutral and bold colours - so you cant really go wrong with it and its great news for those who like me inherited their grandmothers blue and white china collection! This blue looks stunning on textiles such as velvet and on feature furniture pieces like the classic wingback. Our company last year fitted out a new hotel where the rooms were all contemporary and charcoal/neutral schemes with the exception of one wingback chair in Classic blue velvet per room - the affect was amazing!


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Carol Lynch

We moved back home after 17 years of a “retirement home”in a mountain setting. I chose the beige colors (Relaxed Khaki by Sherwin Williams) which is very similar to #1 & #2. The painter said it was his first house in a long time he didn’t paint with gray walls. I’m also using my Traditional wood furniture (none white). Color accents have red in them. So I’m way different from the current trends. I like it. I can’t afford, nor at our older age do we want to buy all new furniture.

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