Saturday, October 16, 2010

Grey Power: Move over white, there's a new hue in town

Have you ever woken up and found yourself in a life gone grey?

The typical project at Kelly Deck Design commences when the clients arrive with a stack of inspiration images – usually tear-outs from their favourite design magazines. You’d think those images would be as individual and idiosyncratic as the people themselves. But they’re not. From the reams of inspiration images emerges a Canadian icon as popular as any Cohen, Dion or Bieber – the kitchen with white, Shaker-style cabinets, Bianco Carrara countertops and a dark wood island.

The scheme, which I think of as “Canadian Aspirational” is attractive, but it’s fast becoming a cliché. Perhaps not surprisingly, for the past 18 months we’ve seen a variation developing on the theme. Call it Greyscale Aspirational.

Source: Vancouver— From Friday's Globe and Mail
By Kelly Deck
Published Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 11:38AM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 1:28PM EDT

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