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Trend Watch: Cream With A Hint Of Darkness

The colour grey has dominated the interior design space over the last couple of years, but now it’s time for a new neutral: cream.

As we move away from cool grey tones, we’re looking towards shades of cream that bring a touch of warmth into our homes.

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To give the delicate neutral shade a contemporary twist for 2019, we’re mixing it with just a hint of darkness to create a striking and sophisticated look.

Achieving the “hint of darkness” trend in your home:

Use soft neutral shades of cream as the backdrop for your room.  Choose light-toned sofas, curtains and walls to maximise natural light.  Then, break up those buttery tones with small bursts of black.

Light taupe tones can also be contrasted with steely greys, inky midnight blues and ebony browns if you prefer.
Need some help revamping your home this season?  Here’s our pick of the trend from the high street:

Audenza Cream Rug with Black Fringing
Audenza’s handwoven cream rug is soft and tactile.  It features black fringed edges, making it the perfect piece for anybody planning to introduce this trend to their home.
The rug comes in three different sizes.  It’s hand-woven from viscose and cotton fibres.  Prices start at £192.
Find it on

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Original
Looking for the perfect wall colour?  Try ‘Original’ by Annie Sloan.  It’s one of the designer’s signature paint colours.
‘Original’ is a warm, slightly creamy shade of white.  You can buy it as wall paint or chalk paint (for furniture, etc).
Buy a 100ml tester pot for £4.45 or 2.5L for £39.95 at

Made Flynn Dining Chairs in Putty Beige
Effortlessly recreate the “hint of darkness” trend in your dining room with this set of two chairs from Made.
The company paired ‘putty beige’ faux leather fabric with contrasting black wooden legs to create these striking chairs.
Find them for £149 a pair at

Perch & Parrow Aubrey Mirror
This trendy geometric mirror will add a touch of style to any room in your home.  Use the striking design to create a focal point in your hallway, dining room or living room.
The metal frame measures 91 x 91 centimetres.
Find it or £130 at

Artisanti Cream Seed Pod Sculpture
This sculpture will be the perfect addition to your living room or dining room.
It features a large black rectangular base that holds nine tall stems and six creamy white seed pods.  The artists designed the sculpture to resemble exotic dried flowers.
Buy it from for £91.

Hurn & Hurn Thomas Kent Clocksmith Clock
We love this elegant on-trend wall clock.  It features a creamy white face, a deep black metal case, metallic gold hands and a Roman numeral dial.
We could see this 16″ wall clock having pride of place on a kitchen or conservatory wall.
It costs £60 at

Cult Living Recycled Cotton Patchwork Throw
Use this stunning throw to bring the “hint of darkness” theme into any living space.  Throw it over your bed or drape it onto an armchair.
The patchwork blanket has been made from recycled fabric.
Buy it for just £25 at

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