Ombre first became a popular trend on the runway and now you will find it not only in the realms of fashion, but in interior design, hair styles and even on cake designs. Ombre is the versatile trend that essentially describes when colours gradually fade into one another. Ombre is a unique style element that can be utilised to create both a sophisticated or casual feel in a room- depending on your colour choice and the exact technique applied. There are no limits as to how ombre can be used in your home, whether you choose to have simple ombre accessories or if you decide to go more dramatic like painting your walls. As long as you do it right, you are bound to create a beautiful room.

  1. Paint the town

If you want to make a statement, an ombre wall is the way to go. To make sure you get the effect right you may want to seek a professional painter. If you like the bright gradient look but would prefer to keep things simple, begin your ombre look with a darker colour at the bottom of the wall that gradually changes to a lighter shade of that colour, instead of fading into white. This is a more subtle way to implement ombre whilst still being on trend.


  1. Put it to bed

Ombre might be the in thing today and tomorrow, but when a year goes past will you still love it. Perhaps if you want a look for your home that is easy to update if you have a change of heart, try to incorporate the look into accessories that can be switched out easily. Easy accessories you can update include your linen and perhaps even your curtains. This is the best way to keep your home on par with the latest design trends without committing yourself for too long when the season changes.




  1. Update your furniture

This versatile style doesn’t limit your imagination. Even furniture can feature the ombre style by adding in a new chair or giving your chest of draws a dip-dye DIY make over.

Your home will be right on trend featuring ombre and it doesn’t appear to be going out of style anytime too soon. You can use any of the above ideas to brighten up your home and freshen up your space.



If you’re feeling inspired then visit the Digital Decorator Visualiser to experiment with your colour palette of choice.  Share your design ideas with your friends and family who may also be interested in creating an on trend feature within their home.

One thought on “Made to Fade: Meet interior designs trendy friend, Ombre.

  1. These are simple yet very helpful tips when redecorating the house. I love changing paint every now and then especially if there is a new color trends. Thank you for this one, you clearly give points that are very helpful.

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