Fifty Shades of Grey – The Foster and Co Group looks at the Trend of the Twenty Tens!!


How the colour Grey is donminating the world!


The Foster and Co Group are always on the lookout for new trends and exciting designs that will inspire our work. An article in the Daily Mail published on 15th January 2016 shows the 2016 Houzz Awards. For those who do not know about Houzz, it is a fantastic site that not only allows users to not only make ‘idea boards’ very much like the Pinterest website but also can match users to local professionals based on their inspirations and their location. The Awards represent the images that have featured on the most ‘Idea Boards’



The Foster and Co Group are just getting started with Houzz and to view our new Houzz Page, click on the link featured. We invite you all to join us as we build our Profile and hope very much to see ourselves in these awards this time next year!



In the meantime, let’s talk about one of the trends featured in the Best of Houzz 2016 Awards. The first reoccurring trend that has been steadily growing since the beginning of the Twenty Tens and seems its popularity is still on the rise. It is none other, that the colour Grey and it is still predicted to be seen in the majority of projects throughout 2016. This trend is not just apparent in Home design, it is flourishing through fashion, electrical gadgets, make up and even Hair Colour!





The definition of grey is said to be is an “intermediate colour between black and white. It is a neutral or achromatic colour, meaning literally that it is a colour “without colour” It was always thought to be a boring, plain colour in the past, often associated with introverts and dowdiness. However, a massive fascination in the last few years have seen this colour propel to the heights of sophistication and Chicness. It is the colour of the moment, even the colour of the decade as described in an article from April 2014 in the Guardian. This article states some hard facts of the colours popularity including a rise of 4.1% since 2012 on grey paint according to Dulux and also 20 of the 132 colours of the Farrow and Ball shades classified as Grey, a 10% increase!




The images shown in the Daily Mail Best of Houzz 2016 Awards feature a strong ‘grey’ presence and in one particular image posted by Janey Butler even describe this to be a ‘calming colour scheme throughout’


Whether the colour Grey means trendy and chic or calming and peaceful, The Foster and Co Group are sure we will continue to see this across our stunning builds throughout this year!

To keep up to date with the Trends of 2016, keep following our blogs and to discuss your own projects, get in touch with the Foster and Co Group Office, Click on the link below!

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