As our Brecon Close projects nears completion, we thought we’d share the approach and theory behind the interior finishes and share some behind the scenes progression shots.
Externally the house didn’t have any architecturally significant features nor did the interior so we felt we could play with this narrative as part of the concept for the interior architecture and design. The clients wanted the interior to be fun and playful, so we created a 5-colour palette formula for colour blocking throughout the house.
What is colour blocking you may say?
The technique is thought to originate from the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, whose abstract paintings of the 1920s is said to have inspired Yves Saint Laurent. As with many ideas, colour blocking spilt over into many aspects of design; from fashion to architecture, graphic design to interiors. Synonymous with contemporary and modern design, the technique takes solid colours, usually opposites on the colour wheel and pairs them together to make a bold statement inside a room.
We used a 5-colour formula as guide for selecting all the hard finishes, we then varied this formula for each space, achieving mostly all 5 colours in each area. This results in a cohesive feel but with each space feeling different without feeling overwhelming as such a bold use of colour (no white anywhere).