COLOUR TREND: ROCK SALT

COLOUR TREND: ROCK SALT

26th February 2020

More than just a food trend, the delicate coloured crystals of this earthy, natural mineral bring to mind long, lazy summer days and the bounty of seafood harvest. Just add spritzers and timeworn, textured walls.

Inspired by the myriad pink-toned crystals that fill our salt shakers and glow into the evening in healing, gentle night lights, take a turn to nature with interior decorating’s newest trending tone: Rock Salt.

In its purest form and free from environmental pollutants or chemicals, the Himalayan salt crystal is said to relieve stress and neutralise negative energy – just the colour tone to bring a welcome boost to your interior décor.

This delicate, warm pink lends a look of sophistication that works in any room – setting a moody aesthetic that’s calming rather than stuffy and sits as easily in a light and bright outdoor room as it does in a fun and funky teen’s bedroom. Outdoors, the natural graduation of colour works to bring together elements in a simple alfresco table setting – whitewashed walls, rattan furniture and plump, pinky cushions.

The key to embracing this colour is in celebrating its depth. Rough textures play nicely with soft colours to produce a natural ombré effect. Graduating from light to dark pink, think of how beautifully these rosy hues work within a jar of rock salt crystals, or the pop of colour a small pillar of sea salt brings to a table top.

As it’s not a strong hue, what lies beneath is where the magic happens. Layer similar tones and use is as just one element in a larger colour scheme of natural tones – timber tables, marble architectural elements, engineered stone benchtops and terrazzo tiled floors.

How to decorate with Rock Salt:

· Pair with warm metallics such as rose gold and brass for a sophisticated
· Choose other natural finishes of timber, cork and granite to make up your moodboard
· Introduce pops of this earthy tone in bedlinen, accents cushion or velvet upholstery to explore the depth of colour
· Make a statement by painting rendered wall with a soft warm wash of this colour of golden faded roses
· Look to the colour wheel as pink and green are complementary opposites. Pairing rock salt with eucalyptus or sage green tones is a match made in heaven