A couple of weeks ago, we met designer Genevieve Gorder of Dear Genevieve at an event for Valspar paint‘s new hi-DEF paint series (get Genevieve’s tip for painting a straight edge). Genevieve was lovely, fun and vivacious — and did you know she’s married to a Canadian and has a, quote “half-Canadian baby?”
During her presentation, Genevieve shared her thoughts on the upcoming colour trends and why grey is the new neutral. Find out what shades Genevieve’s excited about in the video below.
I also grabbed an interview with her to find out what she’s doing, design-wise, in bathrooms these days. Unfortunately, I confess, there was a snafu with the sound (insert sad face here). But never fear! I have transcribed the best bits of our interview and will share Genevieve’s tips on bathroom colour and design:
- the bathroom is a transient space so you can be a little bit more bold; I tend to push colour and pattern a bit further
- you’re seeing the same trends translated through different mediums so lots of turquoise, salmons and greys
- this works particularly well in the world of tile: you’re seeing cement tiles with plaster veneers on them from Morocco and all over Northern Africa and the Middle East — they’re the tile geniuses of the world and their particular, ancient way of making tiles is so relevant, always, but particularly right now
Two examples of Moroccan tile
Two examples of Middle Eastern tile
- I recently used [handmade] tiles from Popham Design with a feathered chevron pattern, big hits of peacock green, brass fixtures [note: this is my guess as to the tiles Genevieve used as per her description — I could be mistaken, but these Popham tiles are pretty gorgeous, no?)
- for fixtures — silver, satin finish, nickel — DONE for a while, let’s take a break and really embrace wrought iron, blacks as well as muted gold, it’s so sexy and has been used in ancient design for centuries
There you have it — what do you think of the bold, colourful bathroom trend that’s coming our way? Take a poll!