stephenburkedesigns insta #31


PANTONE: 17-4123

31b Niagara

Niagara is the second of 3 blues in this year’s pantone colour range.

Pantone states Comfortable and dependable, Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.”

There’s a sense of calm when in the presence of Niagara, a blue that is not only the embodiment of relaxation, but also has the ability to come across as sophisticated in the right surrounds.

Perhaps a little much as the dominant colour for an interior, consider Niagara for a feature wall or as an accent colour.

Other suggestions; mix with colours from the 2017 Pantone Colour Palette, go monochromatic with Lapis Blue, contrast it with Flame or use either Pale Dogwood or Primrose Yellow as a complementary colour. For the ultimate in sophistication pare it sparingly with Hazelnut.

32 Niagara D Jean-Louis Deniot

Cleverly layered both in colour and in pattern, this interior uses the colour Niagara in its central elements, the sofa and floor rug, and a muted tone for the wall colour. The gold’s of the coffee table bases and the table lamp shades work beautifully with Niagara adding a warmth that can be lacking in rooms which are shaded dominantly blue.

Elle Décor magazine. Interior designer; Jean-Louis Deniot.

33 Niagara D&A Taavo Somer

Feature wall; board and batten panelled wall in Niagara blue makes for the perfect backdrop to vintage prints, a rustic dining table and black painted classic farmhouse kitchen dining chairs.

Freemans Restaurant, the Lower East Side, New York. Interior by Designer and Architect: Taavo Somer


Image Source: Google Images, Book: Freemans by Taavo Somer, Elle Decor

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NB: stephenburkedesigns ‘insta’ posts are images of furniture, lighting or design elements that have caught my eye and have appealed to me personally. They are initially posted on stephenburkedesigns Instagram account and then reposted here.

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