Marble Chic

If I was renovating a house right now (oh I wish, boo Sydney prices) this would be the colour palette of my kitchen/bathroom. I just love its simplicity.Chic PaletteYou really can’t go wrong with black and white. White walls with black trim is so sexy. And white marble, so opulent, so soothing and so hot right now. The mint and copper can be interchanged with colours like blush pink, charcoal and blue; with metals like bronze, gold or silver. But let’s be honest mint is the best colour in the world and copper is still the hottest metal out at the moment. And just before you say, “I only see copper in expensive stores” pop into target and oxfam who have amazing affordable copper ranges- even Myer has copper kitchenware at a good price! You may think this palette lends itself to a more opulent room, however looking at my pics below it can be contemporary, retro, country and eclectic. So basically, style it how you want to!

My tips would be:

1. Use the white for walls and other expanses e.g. cabinetry and floors.

2. Use the black sparingly. Think appliances, tapware, stools, trims, window frames, an accessory here and there.

3. Let the copper shine. Use it as your wow piece. You can get cheapies and dot them around the place. But I encourage you to splash out on certain copper feature pieces like a light pendant or piping to hang utensils on.

4. The marble can/should be a splash back but that is a MAJOR investment. There are plenty of small white marble objects you can buy from Country Road and Marble Basics. Check them out!

5. Use the mint green (or the other colour you choose) as you want. However this is the only major colour in the room. You can go minimal, or just go for it. Its up to you! Use it in accessories, soft furnishings, cabinetry and flowers. I heart flowers.

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