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The Trend to Beige Interior Design
Federation Houses should not be too beige!
Table of Contents
1. Bold new colours coming to a house near you
Date September 3, 2011**, by** Jenny Brown
Conservative house colours are slowly being overtaken by bolder hues, watch out for mossy greens, cherry and purples.
Pictures: Luis Enrique Ascui.
The big paint job, refreshing the whole house exterior, is a big renovation exercise that operates on an average eight to 12-year cycle, for the good reason that if you’re having it done professionally, it costs from $10,000 for a single-storey weatherboard to $40,000 for a large two-storey house. If doing it yourself, the labour costs time – lots of it.
According to Eva Gluchowski of the long-established painting firm Valdemar’s Painters, these tones remain popular.
Brighton interior designer Fiona Austin of Austin Design Associates says the nouveau greys are coming through as strong charcoals that,
teamed with white trim, ”becomes a classic”.
The coming colours
2.FEDERATION (Queen Anne) 1900 – 1910
Federation Typical Design Features:
Edwardian Houses toned down the colour palette
3. EDWARDIAN 1900-1920
Edwardian Typical Design Features:
4. Beige, Be Gone
Beige: Beige works but is waning in pizaz: 18 Fresh Interior Design Trends to Watch
By David Daniel in Best Of
Beige is one of those colour palettes which has been a favourite for years. It is a safe color, it’s timeless and it works well as a base colour for exciting plashes of colour accents.
5. Autumn threatens shades of edgy beige – Neutrals
Diana Simmonds May 09, 2014
Once upon a time, home was a place of comfort and retreat, warmth and relaxation.
feeling a bit beige, three days later.
Neutrals are neither one thing nor the other, although a fashion blogger opines that they come in three categories – basic neutrals, metallic neutrals and patterned neutrals. This merely opens up whole new ranges of drabness.
Wee Nestie, 69 Broadway Camberwell Vic
6. How to Go Gray When Your Whole House Is Beige
by Carla Aston
Gray is so hot right now. Everyone wants it in their interiors.
If you WANT to go gray, if you want a cooler palette, if you want a change in your look… How do you do it without the clash?
Chances are you have warm neutrals everywhere.
But suppose you don’t want to go dark. Suppose you want to go gray, but you like light and airy. You’re not into the drama that a high contrast can bring. Try this:
fabrics out there that combine beige and gray to make for a fresh look and a cooler palette. You’ll be surprised how a warm, neutral room can cool down by purposely applying gray (as an accent color) with beige.
7. Beige Place:
Description of a county/suburb/jneighborhood/restaurant, etc. that has no personality.Q. “Where would you like to go tonight for dinner?”
A. “Let’s get out of “the county”. I want to go somewhere that is not beige.”
Q. What colour are you going to paint your house?
A. The only colour the Homes Association will approve – Johnson County beige.
Bro 1: I’m going to Connecticut and don’t want to stand out, what should I wear?
Bro 2: Go with beige, you’ll blend right in.
by The Don Babyface Killah April 12, 2014
8. Beige and White in Adelaide:
Gallery of 4 Victoria Avenue Unley Park SA 5061
“There’s speculation that 4 Victoria Avenue, Unley Park was currently under contract at $5 million plus. The 1920s house on 4622 square metres last sold at $2.95 million in 2004.”
Gallery of 7 Myrtles Court Medindie SA 5081
“The Myrtles, the historic Medindie, Adelaide mansion has been sold for $5 million to a Chinese buyer with local connections. The Myrtles sold for $5.2 million in April 2006, but the most recent sale was in July 2007 at $3.9 million.
The renovated 1890-built home on 2,200 square metres has six bedrooms in the main home and a separate self-contained apartment.”
“Last year’s highest residential sale price in Adelaide was 11 Robe Terrace, Medindie, a single storey 1900 home on almost 4000 square metres which fetched $4,917,000 in January 2013.
JONATHAN CHANCELLOR – | 4 JUNE 2014PropertyObserver