08 Jun Color Crush: Summer Linen
Simplicity at its finest, Summer Linen is the essence of raw beauty. Stripped of unnecessary embellishment, this lived-in neutral is a solid foundation color found in all aspects of nature including organic wood finishes, soft tumbled stones and sun-bleached textiles. A timeless and enduring hue, Summer Linen, embodies the fresh, clean-cut; “back to the basics” design aesthetic arising from the Curious Consumer movement. Pairing easily with a full array of colors, this classic and versatile tint has the transformative ability to adapt to both high-end sophistication and relaxed comfort, brightening and lightening with a sense of ease. Accentuate Summer Linen’s crisp base with other whites, creams, and in-betweens for a tone-on-tone layered look or try teaming it with extreme contrasting shades like black or charcoal for a softened interpretation of modern edge.
Tip #1: Beech Babe
No fear of color commitment here! Summer Linen is an easy hue to live with and certainly has the longevity that home owners crave. Consider adding a sun-kissed version of the tint into your space with furniture or flooring in a wood finish such as beech or oak. The brightness of the wood acts a reflector — spreading light around the room and opening up the space. For that extra striking contrast, throw in a few dark accent pieces, like a contemporary table or light fixture with black hardware for a refined minimalistic ambience.
Tip #2: All About That Base
The perfect base color for your wardrobe, Summer Linen embraces fabrics in their natural state. As the weathers heats up, incorporate airy textiles like cotton or linen into your wardrobe for quintessential staples that withstand the test of time. Summer Linen embraces the Curious Consumer movement where investing in a quality over quantity is key — think business casual with a relaxed linen pantsuit that you can dress up or down no matter the occasion. Summer Linen also acts as the perfect backdrop to enhance accessories like a bright statement necklace for a splash of color or a warm leather tote bag for a utilitarian chic aesthetic.
Tip #3: Lessons in Layering
Love Summer Linen as much as we do? Strike the perfect balance of depth and dimensions through layering different tones of Summer Linen in various pattern, texture, and materials within one room. From oak trim and exposed beams, ivory carpet, dreamy drapery, textured throws and accent pillows, this luminous soft hue gives off an inviting yet wonderfully soothing vibe sure to melt your troubles away. After all, the delight is in the details!