I wake up every morning and think: coffee is a wonderful, wonderful thing! No matter where we live, or where we are from, we have a major obsession with coffee which unites us all.
Coffee has become the one affordable daily luxury we all have to have and for some, it may be as essential as oxygen. It may be the first thing we think about in the morning, as that toasty, nutty aroma and bitter-sweet taste is truly hard to beat!
We have our favourite cafe where possibly, the barista knows us by name and knows our order by heart and we blog about our daily coffee drinking rituals.
While sipping my breakfast latte and savouring its mellow flavour, my senses honed by caffeine, I focused on the lovely warm brown of my beverage which got me thinking about colour palettes.
We have had a protracted love affair with grey tones which still remain popular, but we welcome the return of other neutrals like browns, whites and taupes. In the same way that the brown brew in my cup offers me comfort and aids relaxation, a colour scheme incorporating brown tones ranging from latte to espresso can achieve the same effect!
Latte as a colour can be the perfect neutral, It co-ordinates with any colour or design style.
This is the perfect background colour for displaying ethnic art
Red and black are great accent colours to accessorize with.
Wall finishes such as grasscloth provide an optional neutral backdrop if you don’t favour paint, plus it adds a layer of texture.
It is very versatile and will complement the tropical look….
Or, it can deliver sophistication when set against glossy metallic and reflective surfaces like glass and mirrors.
It works brilliantly with finishes such as wood and stone to deliver a rugged, masculine look.
I bet you won’t look at a latte the same way again! It is my go-to coffee on any given day but now that I am rushing about as the countdown to Christmas has begun and I have a mountain of tasks to tick off my list, I rather think my daily latte will have to be boosted with a shot of ristretto now and then – just to get me through the day! Signing off till next time……