Milan Design Week 2016 Blog Series – Part Two COLOUR

The predominant colour story at Salone Del Mobile and Eurocucina this year was the depth of colour on display. There were lots of moody charcoals, blacks and greys.

Grey, concrete effect wallpaper used in this kitchen with darker grey cabinetry and timber open shelving.

Brown and Grey, a colour scheme proved popular throughout the exhibition

Another trend that came through was combining of browns and greys in the same scheme. There was a lot of timber used in the kitchens, either timber veneer or “timber look” laminates.

Timber veneer cabinets and charcoal coloured rangehood and benchtop repeats this trend. Notice the use of matte surfaces.

Accent Colours

Blue was the clear winner in terms of “most popular accent colour”. There were deep moody blues as well as crisper cleaner blues.

Crisp blue topped buffet with brown laminate cabinets combines two key trends

Most popular accent colour, blue emphasises the crisp white interior of the two toned bath

Another popular accent colour was yellow, ranging from a bright citrus yellow to a deeper, richer yellow, with gold and mustard tones.

Blue and mustard toned accent cushions compliment the rich yellow furnishings 

Bright yellow accent duo basins sit perfectly against cool grey tiling

Citrus yellow and deep blues create a vibrant outdoor setting

Pink was another favourite, seen on many stands ranging from soft dusky pinks to deeper pink.

We saw this dusky pink quite a bit at the show, illustrated here beautifully in a bathroom setting.

A rich, deep pink velvet sofa looks so luxurious.

Another striking colour being used in kitchens is moody green. Combined with timbers and concrete or brick finishes this creates an earthy slightly industrial look.

The open stacked shelving in this kitchen easily allows the use of different greens and breaks up the blocks of colour. These soft shades of green contrast beautifully with the industrial concrete look walls.

Dark teal and ash timber flush cabinetry in kitchen at eurocucina

The timber in this kitchen contrasts with the deep green cabinetry and stone benchtop and splashback. Interesting to note the two different timber types used.

The gorgeous combination of green cushions in this outdoor setting were at the Roda stand.