Ombre became a popular trend on the fashion runways in recent seasons. And since then, this gradient effect has appeared everywhere, from hair styles to cake designs, manicured nails, and even furniture pieces. The word Ombre is derived from the French word ombrer which means to shade and describes when colours gradually fade into each other selected. I particularly love how ombre designs can bring movement and depth into room schemes without overwhelming a space.
Even in a mix of bright hues, ombre imparts a serenity into any room scheme, invoking a soothing feeling of rippling water.
In this dining room, our brief was to create a calm, soothing space. A strong pattern would have been overwhelming here bit the ombre upholstery on these dining chairs, adds vitality to this dining room in a way that a plain fabric could never achieve. Notice the gentle shading of the lampshades to add another subtle layer of detail.
In this highly designed room, the ombre curtains are a calming touch; they add tranquility to the room, balancing the strong elements and colours.
Here too, we have used the soft ombre tones in the rug to balance the strong mix of colour and pattern.
Positioning this ombre sofa next to a window gives the illusion of light streaming in even on the dullest days.