As we visit London’s most sought-after mews properties, conducting valuations and offering viewings, it’s always interesting to note the way interior designers use colour in response to the amount of natural light available in each room.
Previously, it was an unquestioned rule that light colours should be used to reflect natural light, a practice frequently followed in traditional mews houses where most of the light is drawn from the front of the property. However, recent trends have challenged that view and we were fascinated to read this recent article in House and Garden, showing how darker colours can transform a room, even when the supply of natural light is more limited.
According to design guru Christopher Leach, using deep navy blue or oxblood paint colours will create a room that 'envelops' you … and the gallery of images here demonstrates just how effectively dark colours can create atmosphere.
If you are looking to buy a mews property that you can transform with your own interior design plan, we can help. Call us at Lurot Brand today to view some outstanding properties.
Christopher Leach once told us, 'be brave and decorate with dark colour. It doesn't mean you will end up with a room of Stygian gloom. If a space doesn't receive much natural light, there is no jolly yellow or bright white on earth that will remedy it.'