Dark colours are definitely having a big moment in this 5-room HDB flat, which showcases the brilliant contrast between unusual tones and textures for an eclectic yet relaxed style.
When it comes to envisioning your dream home, following interior trends seems to be the tried-and-true route for many homeowners. These newlyweds desired something less cookie-cutter for their brand new unit. “They did not hanker after the usual hot favourites like Scandinavian or industrial styles, which was a refreshing change to us,” says the Versaform design team who took up their renovation.
Instead, the married couple gravitated towards a darker colour palette and a boho-chic mix of materials which might sound like an odd pairing to many.
Rising to the occasion, the Versaform designers effortlessly made sense of these two mismatched elements with their expert eye in style pairing. They introduced a soothing sense of sophistication which is immediately prominent from the front entrance.
A monochromatic blend of colours has been masterfully aligned with lightly weathered wood textures for a truly striking material palette. This can be seen in the living room, which took on a statement-making deep and dark tint of blue. Rather than close the space in, this midnight hue is well-paired with the rich wood textures of the vinyl flooring and laminate coverings, creating a comfortable and chic atmosphere in this area.
Moving into the kitchen, a delightful blend of colours comes through the tiled backsplash of scallop-shaped forms. These playful details are a welcome contrast to the blue cabinetry topped with a quartz countertop. For more functionality, the designers worked in an island counter draped in streamlined forms by merging the kitchen with the allocated dining space.
The designers say: “An island counter is essential in the kitchen, as the homeowners would be utilising it for food preparation, baking or even as an occasional work or dining area.” Besides delivering additional prep space, the design team also installed more carpentry works which serve as extra storage and a pantry area. A bright pop of yellow laminates defines the pantry, bringing an upbeat tone to the kitchen’s backdrop of dark blue laminates.
The dusky colour palette shines in the private areas, namely the master bedroom and a common bedroom which have been combined. This expanded bedroom now boasts a spacious walk-in wardrobe, which occupies the master bedroom. Though an entire wall has been lined with dark-hued closets, the designers factored in cut-out details for the handles and open shelving to lighten the visual load. The en suite now presents a streamlined and airy disposition.
For additional privacy, a room-within-a-room concept was developed to house the sleeping quarters. It is enclosed by a barnyard-style sliding door which adds a rustic appeal. Within the sleeping area, the designers had a wall painted in a deep blue to set a warm yet refined tone. It complements the natural-looking wood textures of the vinyl flooring and mid-century modern bedroom pieces perfectly.
Nailing your personal style statement can be daunting, but the homeowners have been fearless in their colour choices for their first home together. Putting their trust in the expertise of the Versaform team, the couple now has a home that brims with impeccable style and purpose.
This post was adapted from an article originally published in the May 2021 issue of SquareRooms.