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Blocked Brights

Created by REVEAL

In complete contrast to the minimal, simplistic styles that have dominated in recent years, colour blocking is back; brighter and bolder than ever.

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Despite being a refreshing shake-up to the interiors and fashion landscape that has favoured neutral tones for some time now, this style is by no means new — with the aesthetic appeal of cubism and colour blocking seen in Picasso's work as early as 1907.

In 1965, these worlds of art and the everyday collided, as Yves Saint Laurent debuted a dress adorned with the work of Piet Mondrian as part of their Fall/ Winter collection.

Throughout the ’40s and ’50s, this trend of pairing shades was applied in more modest ways, until consumer preference towards all things bright and bold took off in the ’60s & '70s — mirroring the period’s love for self-expression and experimentation.

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Regardless of style, there really is a colour-blocking approach for everyone, with the juxtaposition of shape and tone bringing a unique sense of interest to every space.

Those wanting to go for it can pack in the personality by using vivid shades and unique shapes to bring their setting to life, whilst those who lean towards more neutral surroundings can layer muted tones and use architectural elements, such as a fireplace, to create a natural break.