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More than once, Milan Design Agenda readers dive into one of the most often questions, regarding to interior decoration for its Luxury apartments. “What colour should i owner paint my loft, penthouse, luxury apartment or condo”. It’s a great question, and one that deserves a more insightful answer than simply one colour name. So, we did our research studying what the best interior design magazines have to say about this!
Those who don’t consider this question tend to paint with colours that were already on the walls or repaint their new place in the same colour they had in their old. While a fresh coat of paint is certainly nice, you can make it twice as nice by choosing a new colour that is more on trend. It seems a simple task: going to the paint store and choosing the hues with which to paint. But you’ll live with these colours day in and day out, in every light and every season and this thought is what drives people to persist with neutral tones.
Neutrals can be excellent, but don’t interpret that to mean boring pinky beige or elementary school yellow. Perk up your selection by consulting top interior design magazines such as Marie Claire Maison Italia or Architectural Digest, visiting the showrooms of top condo developers to see what their designers are choosing. By experiencing their design choices and palettes, you can expand your own ideas of what’s in and what’s great.
Trends for 2015 are emerging as pre-fall fashions hit stores this summer. These colours, chosen some time ago, are influenced by the trends of both international interior designers and cutting-edge fashion designers from hues and tones seen on the runways of Milan and New York.
Neutral wall tones are best because they allow you to accessorize at will with pops of colour or patterns elsewhere, letting you have peaceful, calming grey walls but adding your own personality in other ways. This way, special personality touches become more of a focus, rather than wall colour.
Something to consider when painting is the accoutrements. Should there be a contrast between trim, baseboards, door mouldings and wall colour? Some designers think ceiling paint should consist of one quarter of the wall paint colour. These rules change with the times in the same way paint colours come and go. If you have unusual design features such as tray ceilings and niches, should you contrast them with the rest of the wall or simply extend the same colour into these nooks and design features?