Multicolour + white in Contemporary Interiors

Contemporary style is often daring with furniture and built-ins colours and surprisingly conservative with window treatments.

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The stripes and patchwork for instance are used everywhere from rugs to furniture, to upholstery.

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Saturated tones of red, blue even purple and are accepted and part of the contemporary aesthetic.

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This kitchen borrows the baroque blue and reinterprets it.

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Green is greener on white.

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Red will always be “in”.

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In contrast, white is is the dominant colour of choice for window treatments.

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Its simplicity is intrinsically modern. Not much white in nature if you think of it. Early modernism used white as a reaction to the multi-colour of traditional styles. It stuck. Even now white is seen as a contemporary colour, borrowed sometimes by other styles. It gained a “classical” connotation, but that is another conversation.

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From folding fabric panels to roller blinds to sliding fabric panes and the more conventional sheers, white is predominant.

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It blends with the often-light walls and acts as a canvas to the more colourful upholstery or furniture pieces. Natural tones are rare, but sometimes do quite well in the mix, like in this modern loft below.

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