ON TREND WITH TERRACOTTA
Named as one of the key trends for 2017, terracotta can be used to add an additional comforting warmth to your living space. A surge in popularity for both the material, as well as the colour itself, makes this trend incredibly adaptable when it comes to interior design options.
This warm, orange based shade, blends beautifully with Gold and Brass tones as well as neutrals. Not only do you have the fiery, deep reds and burnt oranges, terracotta can also be found in unexpected softer tones such as dusky pinks, sandy creams and biscuits shades, as shown below. This palatable colour range offers a variety of possibilities when it comes to room decoration.
TERRACOTTA FEATURE WALL
If you really want to make a statement why not go for a terracotta feature wall. Teaming this rich paint shade with a luxurious gold wall paper design, presents a grand and opulent ambience. Your Elgin & Hall fireplace will pop beautifully against the warm terracotta back drop, which in turn showcases the inviting, flickering flames, framed within the inset gas fire with brass trim, just like the Catalina inset gas fire shown above. Additional complimentary gold accessories and soft furnishings add the final flourish to a gloriously sumptuous haven.
Slightly daunted by the strength of this confident shade? Why not opt for subtle accent colours instead. A small splash of rich, vibrant terracotta will work beautifully with a neutral palette, especially in small spaces or in rooms with minimal natural light. This complimentary colour combination is illustrated above with a variety of terracotta shades, woven into a rug. Touches of these hues are reflected in the soft furnishings and ornaments displayed on the mantel top, embracing the room with warmth and timeless elegance. The featured Elgin & Hall Vamella gas fireplace, in Manila micro marble, gracefully harmonises with the surroundings. The integrated glass fronted fire delights with enticing, glowing flames mirroring the encircling terracotta tones.
Let’s not forget the beauty of terracotta as a material. Not just for garden pots and roof tiles, it can be introduced into the home to add a classic elegance to a sun room, kitchen or conservatory.
Our sister stove company Broseley also appreciate this versatile trend by using terracotta as a striking back drop to showcase the stunning Lincoln 2kW electric stove (shown above to the right), or with the use of the material itself as statement floor tiles as a base for the gorgeous Serrano 7 SE log store multifuel stove, (as shown above to the left). Not only will the broad shouldered Serrano 7 radiate 7kW heat, it also comes with an optional, convenient log store. The grain and growth rings on the cut ends of the logs and the pattern they form stacked together add a satisfyingly natural design element, in keeping with the earthy tones of the terracotta flooring.
What’s more, terracotta absorbs less heat than other materials allowing you to fully benefit from the powerful heat radiating from your Broseley stove all year round.
To view the full Broseley collection visit: www.broseleyfires.com/Home.html
To view the full Elgin & Hall collection visit: www.elginandhall.co.uk/gas-fireplaces/