Thursday, 29 September 2011

Moroccan Imagery

El Piano has moroccan cuisine and the decor is influenced by Moroccan, Spanish and Arab culture. I have started to investigate into colours, patters, materials and shapes used to allow my designs to stay authentic.

Walls Colors
One would wonder how to paint the walls to give them a Moroccan style look. Don’t hold back from using energizing colors, such as different shades of blue blended with aquamarine or turquoise, very warm colors like red and orange, earthly colors and the ones describing spices like cinnamon, paprika, saffron, curry, burnt sienna. If you intend to use monochromatic color schemes for this style, reconsider you choice, as the lack of vibration can ruin the whole outcome.
Moroccan style walls are enriched by the layering of textures. You will have to be creative and think out of the box, as formal and average don’t fit this style. You can always improvise, either by mixing sand with your paint, re-plastering your walls with a textured finish or trying a suede-effect paint or a faux-finish effect paint.

When it comes to floors, tiles are a key feature for this style. The handmade ones represent Moorish cultural assets and have decorative uses. Their various cold colors that are mostly shades of blue, green or turquoise are appropriate for decorating the floors, walls or furniture elements, such as  tabletops.

Like every interior space, the Moroccan room also needs to be individualized with accessories: plant pots (beautifully decorated with geometric shapes in different color combinations), wall lamps, iron ornaments, rustic pottery and decorative wall art.

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