Layering your home with colours

Layering your home with colours

Layering your home with colours

Using layering in your home adds depth and texture and turns your room or house into a home. 

Layering with colour can transform a rather flat scheme into something far more sophisticated and interesting.  As these beautiful rooms show, layering different tones of similar colours creates a soft and subtle backdrop that is elegant and evolving, opulent yet simple.  The fresh warm tones will subtly change depending on the outside light and orientation of the room, the time of day and the colour of the furniture and accessories surrounding them.


50 shades and more

Grey is still such an important colour in interiors. Finding the right shade of grey can be a real challenge as they easily turn very cold and unflattering.  Aark’s greys are warm, easy, adaptable and soft.  Layering just a handful of these tones can create a subtle and sophisticated mood which can be enhanced with the colour of your upholstery, cushions and art.  Adding different patterns and textures creates a more interesting room when there is a connection between the layered objects.  The soft yellow/orange in the artwork is picked up in the footstool and cushions to bring this beautiful room together.

Using both the palest and deepest shades of the same colour creates a rich contrasting look that is harmonious and balanced.  In this room the darker feature wall  works well against the mid-shade next to it  and the palest shade in the outer room brings a feeling of unity to the scheme.


Aark’s timeless colour palette has been put tried and tested in many hones, many times.  Each colour story has a gentle graduation from the palest to the darker tones and is designed for layering to create an effortlessly sophisticated look.

Posted by gordana
10th October 2017

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