Ombre, from the French word "shading", is a colour technique in which several shades fade from light to dark, is all the rage at the moment. It’s being used to create special effects on a wide variety of canvases, including fabrics and hairstyles. It can also be seen in home design trends, where it’s now applied on everything from furniture to curtains to dishes. Here are a few ways to integrate this new colour movement in your home decor!
An unused piece of furniture in need of a new finish is an ideal platform for integrating a touch of ombre to your decor. It’s time to get that chair or end table out of storage and give it a second life!
The ombre technique can be applied in different ways to a variety of furniture. For instance, you can revamp a plain dresser simply by painting each drawer in successive shades of the same colour.
Individual accessories can also be used to ombre-fy your decor! Combine a vase, bedcover, curtains, lampshade or even a tablecloth, each draped in a kaleidoscope of colours. Adorn your living room sofa with a row of cushions arranged from light to dark, using delicate shades of pink to bright coral to deep red.
Position objects treated with the ombre technique against a pale backdrop to further showcase the colour effect or simply pursue the theme by combining them with other items of similar color. Feel free to explore this new trend in multiple ways in order to add splashes of vibrant colour throughout your home!