Decorating Style: Organic Modernism

Organic Modernism is a very popular decorating style where modern clean lines meet with organic materials such as natural timbers, bamboo, burnished metals, concrete, cotton textures and leather. The natural materials help balance out the modern clean lines, giving this decorating style some warmth while still keeping sleek and ultra modern. The approach of "less is more" is still apparent in Organic Modernism when it comes to furniture and decorating, but at least with this decorating style interiors are a little more inviting and cozy instead of feeling stark and sterile like some other modern decorating styles.

The colour palette of Organic Modernism is quite neutral with earthy warm whites being the main basis to help lighten the space and to form a nice contrast against the timber. Accents of soft browns, beiges, taupes, greys with subtle touches of black and hints of greenery from fresh plants form Organic Modernism. The colour palette is very simple with tones and texture used to create subtle interest and not to take too much away from the natural materials that have been chosen. Organic Modernism is contemporary but still very timeless so this style is perfect if you don't want your space to date quickly!

Tip: Since Organic Modernism is very earthy and natural you want to keep all your surfaces and selections the same and without much shine. Opt for matt or semi-gloss finishes for woodwork so the natural beauty of the timber becomes the feature instead of the shine. This also applies to tiles and other selections. Organic Modernism is all about keeping things raw and earthy so by sticking to low shine surfaces and materials it is in keeping with this decorating style.

Check out these ideas in how you can use this raw and earthy decorating style of Organic Modernism in your space.......

Create these looks yourself with these paint colours and products:

Porters Snow White

Dlx Snowy Mountains 1/4

Dulux Whisper White

Haymes Whitewash 4

Dulux Flooded Gum

Dulux Namadji

Dulux Wash & Wear + Superhide Low Sheen

Cabots CFP Floor Water Based



Porters Fresco

Terrazzo Evergreen 7371 Wallpaper

All-Over Wood Grain Modern Foundation IR71601

Structure Natural Stone IR50702 Wallpaper

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