Shades of brown, white, black and grey form a solid base palette perfect for a personalised and extremely relaxing interior. When it comes to colours, the 60-30-10 is a classic décor rule. A dominant colour theme accounts for 60 per cent, followed by a secondary colour or texture for 30 per cent of the space. The accent colour fills the last 10 per cent, but it is no less crucial to how a home looks. Consider how a neutral taupe can be soothing as the 60 per cent main colour while a deep shade of the same taupe is stunning as the 30 per cent secondary colour. Lastly, a pale shade of taupe lightens up the scheme as the 10 per cent accent colour.
Photo caption: In this award winning penthouse, light and dark neutral colours create a grounding base for blue and yellow accents.
But, here’s the secret to boosting the sense of luxury: texture, texture, texture.
In addition to colours, textures like fabric, leather and wood bring a sense of comfort and ease, which counteract the prevalence of metals and sleek lines around us. Perhaps, in response to the heavily digital world we live in today, property owners in Singapore are more and more drawn to tactile interiors.
Photo caption: Wood-patterned wall panellings with white trimmings inject elegance into this unit at Wallich Residence I.
Playing with neutral-coloured textures through fabric layering adds depth for a multi-sensorial ambience. In our projects, be it for condominiums or bungalows, you’ll find the use of unusual textures in unexpected places. More than having expensive or pretty objects, we believe that luxurious interior design is about the experience. That it is timeless, comfortable and personal.