The current mood in design is all about slowing down and bringing back the idea of handcrafted, imperfect finishes. At the same time, softer shades and finishes are coming through. In these trends we find that;
Colours are more relaxed, with the aim of making spaces feel calm, warm and lived in.
Designers are using varied finishes to add layers and depth inside and out.
Colours are less intense compared to last season’s palette. There has been a greater shift towards matt or raw finished, pinks continue their rise, especially those with earthy undertones (dusty pinks particularly). Trending greys have coloured undertones in light and deep shades.
Neutrals are no longer just cream or white. The new neutrals palette includes greys and pastels such as soft pinks, greens and blues.
Common among the various trend reports are softer neutrals, creamy whites, muted colours and rich dark hues.
Soft natural paint colours will have warmer undertones this season, which make a space feel warm and cozy.
Mixing a soft neutral wall colour with a dark or bold colour in furniture, fabrics or art is a great way to add contrast to a space.
Rich, dark hues are another common paint colour looking forward into next season.
Designers like mixing rich, dark colours with whites and soft neutrals to create contrast and make a statement.
Accent walls are a great way to create contrast in a space without painting the entire room a dark shade that may be overwhelming.
Chestnut brown, deep burgundy, and dark blue are all beautiful deep colours that can make a statement and look stunning on walls, cabinetry, interior doors, and furniture.
Consider a combination of rich colours paired with shiny finishes like brass or chrome.
Muted colours are colours that have grey undertones, which diffuse or soften a colour.
They are a great compromise if you want to add colour to a space but you’re not quite ready to go bold and bright.
Muted greens, blues and blush colours are versatile muted hues to consider.
White walls and cabinetry will continue to be a big trend in the coming season;
Consider creamy whites and whites with light warm grey undertones for cabinetry, doors, trim and home exteriors.
The easiest way to determine what shade to use is to sample white colours on a poster board in the room that you want to paint.
For exteriors, an easy way to sample colour is to paint two large poster boards with the colour you’re considering and tape to the windows. Check the colour in the morning, afternoon, and evening light to see if there any changes in the colour and to determine if the colour is right for your home.
Whether light soft pinks, shades of mauve or deep purples, colours with violet undertones are a trend for the season that give a room stunning depth.
Grey is still a strong trend, however greys with warmer undertones will grow in popularity, moving from the cooler greys to the warmer ones.