Modern Rustic Maison Rustic’s signature look is all about bringing together modern clean lines, raw finishes and natural textures with crisp painted finishes in a mix of neutrals, greys, blues and greens. Modern Rustic is designed for you to create your own personal rustic look bringing the right balance of nature and history with modern day living and style. Inspired by the colours and textures of old farm houses with beams and stone floors in natural colours. However, modern rustic brings this look up to date with a decluttered feel, on trend colour palette of greys, blues and crisp whites, taking just the essence and texture of the more traditional rustic finishes to bring the style up to date. This style is easier if you have the backdrop in your home but can still be created in a modern home.
The Colour Palette of modern rustic takes the tones of an old stone French farmhouse with soft linens, taupes and creams, shades of grey emulating slate floors and freshens it up with crisp whites and blues and greens with a grey undertone inspired from a Nordic French palette. It is always advisable to choose 3 colours for your scheme for example slate grey, Crisp white and soft blue. Choose your shade of blue or green and try not to mix this choose an earthy blue like gustavian or a deep green like artichat from our vintage paint collection . Pick one or two colours for your walls, ensure your flooring is tonal to the scheme. Then use the remaining colours to contrast with accessories. Using white instead of linen will give a fresh feel.
Modern Rustic uses a lot of crisp white, we love simple white ceramics to accessorise your room, concrete candle holders are a perfect way of adding both grey and texture. Raw or paint washed woods give an extra depth and look great on pale walls, try a rustic wood clock or plaque with a meaningful message. Add an edge of modern by choosing lamps with a more contemporary feel or a grey metal finish. Accessories with a wood wash or slightly distressed finish work well against darker colours.
It’s important to keep your furniture simple and if you can contrast the colour with your walls then this will ensure it stands out and looks effective. Rustic Wood and chunky furniture with clean lines looks great, also furniture with baskets instead of drawers. If you’ve gone for a blue or grey on the walls use white or linen coloured furniture, you can always use chalk paints to change the colour of your furniture. Try Sel de Mer, Early Grey Shutter or Zinc in our vintage paint range to create the look. We love furniture with a wooden top and cup handles in crisp white, like our Hampton range to create the look , alternatively for furniture with a gorgeous distressed wood try our Rustique Sawn range.