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Drawing inspiration from Dorothea Mackellar’s beloved poem, My Country, these tranquil tones come from ‘a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges’. This soothing palette merges off-whites, greys and neutrals, topped off by earthy tones to reflect the light. With a nod to spacious, inviting retreats in the country, this look plays with organic textures and earthy-inspired materials. There’s nothing better than bringing nature into any interior.

Kerryn Ramsey

Content Writer

When COLORBOND® steel recognised the value of pale warm undertones, it released its Southerly® colour for roofing and walling. ‘It gives a subtle inviting charm to any colour scheme,’ says Christine McCoy, NSW Design + Colour Consultant of COLORBOND® steel.

A perfect example is this palette with the primary colour of Southerly®, complemented by its secondary colour of Wallaby®.

A mood board featuring Southerly and Wallaby colours

‘It lends its pale grey whisper of colour to work alongside stronger warm colours as an accent’
Christine McCoy, NSW Design + Colour Consultant of COLORBOND® steel

‘Using Wallaby® allows the warmth to come alive and give depth to the scheme,’ says Christine. ‘When using building materials such as pale timber and natural stone such as travertine and terrazzo, it lends its pale grey whisper of colour to work alongside stronger warm colours as an accent.’

COLORBOND® steel’s Southerly® is part of a series of three striking colours: the neutral tone of Dover White™ and the blue-grey hue of Bluegum®.

Porcelain Beige Ciment Outdoor Kitchen from Caesarstone

Architectural-Ceramic tiles in Tsuya-washi from Artedomus

Ambiences Kraftizen Nacre from Cosentino

Malawi Rug in Oatmeal from Armadillo

Corduroy Asphalt Bean Bag from Koskela

Meeting places cushion by Penny Evans - dali dyalgala from Koskela

Ligne Roset Togo Fireside Chair in Vidar/Fr Crème from DOMO

Neolith Stone in Himalaya Crystal, from Neolith

Gladelig mugs in Grey from Ikea

Bankston Casts, Lever 01 in Aluminium from Bankston Architectural + Edition Office

First published on 11 August 2023

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