HOW TO USE EARTH TONES IN A SPACE
Original Fine Art by Thomas Gouws - 'Dreamcatcher'
While we tend to think about modern design as minimal and subdued – a clever use of colour is imperative, even in the most part. More than usual, there is an emphasis on natural colours and textures for comfort and security, to brighten our outlook and wellbeing. Timeless earthy and natural colours, such as olive green, warm greige and muted blush pink, are all a welcome addition to a modern interior.
This soothing palette is easy to apply into a space without being imposing or taking centre stage. As always, simplicity is high on our wish-list with spaces that are carefully curated and clutter-free, making the soft toned colours a welcome addition into our spaces.
NEW Original Fine Art collection by Thomas & Sureen Gouws
Have you noticed how certain colours can totally change your mood? Earthy tones make us emotive and lift our moods with words such as mindfulness, nostalgia and grounding shining bright.
Earth tones draw on a colour palette of browns, warm grey, tan and green – drawing from the earth’s natural tones and pigments. The best thing about earthy shades? They work perfectly with other colours, but also stands strong as a standout neutral in interiors.
The earthy tone of grey-beige is the ideal shade for the coming year, described as ‘stable’, which is something we all need right now! A standout of this shade is its strong connection to nature, making us feel grounded, safe, warm and cosy.
Left: TOO tone clock in White and Stone Grey; Middle: Minimal Clock in White with line cutouts; Right: Original Fine Art by Sureen Gouws 'Full Moon'.
MUTED BLUSH PINK
This colour is the classic shade of soft muted rose petals. A return to soft pink tones are best suited to interiors which are big on a classic cosy home. This colour works harmoniously with the other earthy colours, bringing them together in a reassuring palette which is both grounding and calming.
Left: Original Fine Art by Sureen Gouws 'Creation' & 'New Beginnings'; Middle: Original Fine Art by Thomas Gouws 'Boundless'; Right: Minimal Clock in Mute Blush with line cutouts.
Subdued olive green is a refreshing reminder of mindfulness, calm and new beginnings. This colour works beautifully with warm griege and muted blush pink, as in nature where we see it work perfectly with natural tones. Shades of green are a refreshing reminder of new life, making us mindful and content for a new start.