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Creating a Visually Pleasing Interior - Using Colour (Part 2)

Satara Sales - Tuesday, August 14, 2018


If your room is dark for most of the day, your aim will be to maximise the light that is available to you. In this case you need to use colours that reflect any available light. Painting the walls white is most obvious, but be careful which shade of white you use as a bluey white can leave an already cold, dark room feeling icy. Use a warmer shade of white, that is, one infused with a touch of yellow to add a little warmth to the room. This then creates a simple backdrop for a décor of pale linen furnishings in fresh shades of aqua, turquoise, yellow or green. If your space is flooded with natural light you’ll need to tone it down, so avoid white at all costs. White is a reflective colour and a bright room painted white will be filled with glaring light, leaving you squinting. Stick to deeper colours that absorb the light, this applies to everything from the window treatments to sofa covers. Choose cooler colours in shades of blue and green, consider tones of red, orange and yellow if you need to warm the space even further. Orange is such a fun colour however it doesn’t have to be overbearing. You can turn the intensity up or down. Bright oranges will draw your focus, whereas an earthier Terracotta can work harmoniously with other elements in a room.

The colour you use in a small room won’t actually increase the available floor space it will however give the illusion that it has. In a small space colour works as a kind of mirage, it tricks the eye into thinking one thing when the reality is a much different story. If you want to make a small room appear larger, the key is to keep the colours pale. Add to the expansiveness by painting the ceiling white to give the room a sense of height. Cover floorboards in a white paint or lime wash to maximise the effect, if you prefer natural wood, choose timbers in a washed-out tone. If the room has carpet, choose a lighter shade. The going paler in smaller rooms rule works not only for the paint colours on the walls but also for furnishings. Lighter tones for your sofa, flooring and bed linen will keep the mood of the space upbeat. Ensure the fabric textures are light and breezy as heavy weight fabrics work to close a room in. Who says white has to be bland? Prevent white from looking clinical Use white as a canvas, then overlay with rich, natural tones to create warmth and depth. White can be successfully coupled with almost any colour from the spectrum. Combine it with brights (berry, aqua, lemon, orange, apple & lime) for an uplifting playful effect.

Image 1 by FlooringXtra featuring Satara Products [Aslak Sofa, Eden Cage Coffee Table, Sundial Dining Table etc.]

Image 2 by Satara via [www.satara.com.au] Featuring the Boomerang Coffee Table, Boomerang Kitchen Stools & Nordic Side Table

Satara now in Perth - Behind The Door Collective

Satara Sales - Thursday, February 09, 2017

Perth designers can now see Satara products in a brand new Showroom being launched this weekend by Behind the Door Collective.  

Behind The Door Collective is a concept of three friends that desired to see a space in Perth that brought the design community together. 

It is a space that will bring like minded people together through exhibitions, showings, gatherings + workshops.  

VIP Launch Friday February 10. Regular opening hours are Mon - Friday 9am - 5pm. 

Unit 6 73 Walters Drive Osborne Park, 6017  simon@behindthedoorcollective.com.au

+61 421 315 496

Rachel - Maree, Simon and Amy 


Satara Metallic Stools make a Splash at Sydney's Cruise Bar

Satara Sales - Thursday, April 21, 2016

In this month's Australian Grand Designs Magazine,  Sydney's revamped Cruise Bar features, and front and centre are a Cluster of Satara's metallic stools.

This visually stunning array of metallics and timber stools creates a casual space for everyone.  Solo, Zenn and Cleopatra Side Tables.

 

      

Satara products in Australian House & Garden Magazine

Satara Sales - Monday, February 08, 2016

Satara products feature in this months edition of Australian House & Garden Magazine, namely our Pylon Stool and Bedarra Teak Lantern.

 

    

 


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