Every year, colour trends have their moment at the forefront of interior design, but some don’t really make a huge impact on homeowners looking to create a timeless, cool and classic style home.
This year, Pantone’s Colour of the year 2018 was somewhat of a surprise, in the form of a futuristic and provocative blue-purple shade, Ultra Violet. Though splashes of this innovative colour will definitely work accessories wise in a minimalist style home, this year it’s all about earthy palettes. Sage greens, rustic orange, warm neutrals and splashes of deep red are bang on trend in terms of interior and outdoor living spaces, and these shades are certainly more than just ‘phase’ worthy.
Allow these spiritual and earthy tones to freshen up your interior design, and outdoor living areas and take the plunge from magazine spreads to your own home. A kaleidoscope of cultural influences will be ignited through these worldly influenced hues which can be found at brands such as Dulux, and you’ll love the way they look against teak, timber and wicker furniture within your home.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, haven’t got the budget or simply fancy a quick and easy change to your home living area, a simple switch around of accessories such as cushions, throws and rugs are the key. By mixing and matching your cushions and blankets you’ll create a lively energy throughout your living space. You may want to throw in some worldly inspired prints and patterns to add that little bit more personality. Splashes of earthy and simple blue-under toned greys are one of the new IT colours and work particularly well against timber furniture. A simple grey cushion could go a long way on your outdoor dining chair.
Keep It Tonal
A major factor to mixing eclectic tones of colour without your space looking a little messy, is by keeping it tonal. By this, we mean mixing richer hues such as rust and terracotta against minimal dashes of bright, lighter tones such as Red Ochre by Dulux. It’s all about creating a warm and happy sanctuary that complements the natural beauty of your outdoor living area, so use contrasting colours minimally in your interior design plans.
Mix and Match
Neutral hues of browns, nudes and grey toned greens are also included in the earthy interior design trend that’s sweeping the likes of Dulux and other paint brands sweeping across Australia. Liven up these neutral palettes with different textures such as a wicker seating area or with an industrial style aluminium table to give your space character. The mish-mash between materials adds a perfectly imperfect scheme to your home, without the neutral shades seeming boring or bland. Remember to fill your home with objects that inspire you and make you feel positive – pieces influenced by different cultures create an inviting setting for yourself and your guests to want to spend time in.
If you’re interested in switching up the interior design within your home and your outdoor living area, contact us today and our friendly team will work with you to create the perfect environment for your home.