How Color Can Change the Feel of a Room
If you’re looking for inspiration for a living space or the kitchen, for your bedroom or smallest room in the house, we’ve pulled together some colour predictions for the season ahead. Take a look at the big trends coming up and see how you could make your home look and feel different.
The tropical trend means that green is big news. From teal and emerald to rich forest greens, from botanical designs and palm prints to opulent damasks, you can create a strong look while also introducing a sense of relaxed elegance to your room. Green brings the outdoors in, complementing the current craze for houseplants, taking you back to nature. It’s also widely accepted as a restful colour that can counteract the stresses and strains of everyday life. Team with white for a fresh, modern living room or add an accent of gold for a more luxurious effect.
Pretty shades of blush pink are a key look for the new season. From delicate peach to chalky coral, this is a trend that will transport you to sunnier shores. Soft peachy shades are a great choice if you want to create a calm place to relax in at the end of the day – ideal for adding warmth and cosiness to bedroom or open plan living area. With wallpaper designs in a pink palette from geometrics and florals to exotic prints, whether you go for a paper throughout the room or on a feature wall, you’ll create a space that’s warm, welcoming and filled with light.
Grey has become the modern neutral of choice for sophisticated, style-loving homes. This season, it’s teamed with new natural colours like stone and woody tones bringing an organic earthiness to our rooms. These colours may seem dark and moody, but the effect it can have on your space is quite the opposite. Greys and stones can deliver a cool, calm and collected atmosphere to a lounge or dining room, where you can escape the chaos of everyday life. Introducing hints of metallic and rich textures ensure that this trend makes an understated impact – introducing contemporary luxe touches or a timeless natural vibe.
If one colour really stands out this season, it’s ochre. Earthy yet bright, it’s the perfect colour complement to ever-popular grey sofas and soft furnishings, injecting warmth and light to a room. The beauty of this colour is its mood-enhancing quality. it’s golden glow can really lift spirits, whether you hang an ochre paper in your alcoves or throughout a whole room. Yellow tones can also bring energy to a space – perfect for the kitchen where you start the day, or for an open plan living space where all the family rub shoulders. A perfect complement to on-trend greens for a grown-up look, or great mixed with coral for a fresh modern interior.
From gold and rose gold to bronze, copper and silver, metallics are an important feature in the interiors world. A great way to add a touch of luxuriousness to a room, they can also reflect the light and make a space feel brighter and more spacious. Wallpaper with metallic accents can add a new dimension to a room - picking out the texture of a natural-look design or bringing a bold pattern to life. Great with dark tones for a dramatic cloakroom or teamed with bright colours for a hint of glamour in your bedroom, metallics can change the mood of a room in an instant.