Bring sophisticated deep-toned colour to your own home with these stunning decor combinations. 

There’s more to the trend around darker interiors than simply choosing black on black. The beautiful decor palettes in Laminex Forecast 2020 show how these schemes can be infused with contemporary colour to create very different effects. Here are five inspirational examples to consider for your own home.

1. Bold and textural with deep blues and dark woodgrains

Among the palettes in Laminex Forecast 2020, bold, confident Deep Below, with its deep blues, smoky greys and blacks, provides the most obvious inspiration for darker interiors. And while the trend for cabinetry in 2020 is focused squarely on solid colours, it’s hard to resist the dramatic dark woodgrain of Laminex Blackened Legno for feature cabinetry elements, such as floor-to-ceiling kitchen tower units. It would make a beautiful tonal match for rich blue-purple Midnight on main cabinetry. Then, to add a touch of opulence, the white-on-black veining of marble-look Nero Grafite on benchtops completes this dramatic, textural kitchen design.

2. The sophistication of classic navy with metallic accents

Blue is going to be huge in interior design in 2020. It will be seen in many different shades and, in a darker colour scheme, classic Laminex French Navy is the perfect choice. A touch softer than black but every bit as sophisticated, it captures the spirit of inner strength and confidence that defines the Deep Below palette. So consider making a strong statement with French Navy for all cabinetry in your kitchen, paired with a warm marble-look benchtop and luxurious accents of Brushed Brass, perhaps applied to kickers or, in a handle-less cabinet design, as a subtly alluring shadowline detail.

3. The organic greens of the Australian bush

Interior designers are increasingly looking beyond standard whites and neutrals as the fundamental colours for walls and cabinetry, and muted organic greens have emerged as some of the most beautiful, versatile alternatives. They’re a key feature of In the Shallows’ nature-inspired palette. Warm grey-based green Laminex Green Slate has the depth required to anchor a dark-toned kitchen when applied as rear cabinetry. Add the lighter grey-green of Seed for an elegant island bench and the muted green-brown of Possum in an adjacent study nook or lounge, and you’ll have an open-plan living area that evokes the soothing tones of the Australian bush.