How to Make Spring Colour Trends Last All Year
Sustainability is becoming increasingly prominent in the interior world. With efforts to be more ecological, we have outlined some of this year’s top interior trends and how you can make them last in your own homes.
1. Cheerful Yellows
This ‘happy-hue’ is bright and uplifting which is ideal for rooms that are used first thing in the morning. Lemon and custard yellows work well in country kitchens because they complement rich copper tones, whilst sandy and mustard hues are best paired with navy blues and greys creating a classic combination and a visually balanced space.
- Use creamy yellows like Cavendish for tall pieces of furniture, such as a dresser, to add a sense of height and airiness to the room.
- Restrict yellow in small spaces, try it on a single wall or even the inset of an alcove to ensure it is not overbearing.
- Use golden tones to add a sense of luxury. Whether it’s Dijon to bring character to a dark dining room or start small by choosing a rich mustard fabric to reupholster a wingback armchair.
2. Simply Scandinavian
Marked by minimalism and functionality this trend highlights sustainability with the ethos ‘less is more’. Some opt for a monochrome palette to achieve a clean and curated look, whilst modern Scandi-style homes heavily feature neutral tones.
- Start with a neutral base to create the ideal backdrop. Use White Pepper for rooms which host a range of textures and furniture, or choose taupe colours like Portland in areas that are used often, perfect for stylish yet practical spaces.
- Classic neutrals can be updated with chalky tones like blush pink Old Rose or pastel blue Pebble. These Scandi hues are perfect for highlighting contemporary furniture from companies such as Ercol where practicality, beauty and comfort are at the heart of their design process.
- If you are leaning towards the monochrome style, you may choose Snow White with Black Fossil for a bold statement hallway, or soften the look and tone it back with Greyfriars. Embracing the monochrome style doesn’t have to be restrictive, when carefully executed it allows you to inject small pops of colour and character.
3. Nature’s Green
Green represents nature, bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside. Yet, when it comes round to winter you don’t want to be embracing the outdoors so much… Use green in spaces where you want to create a feeling of freshness and healthiness. Kitchens are normally the first place we think of, but you can also extend greens into any living space that links to the garden – they work extremely well if you have French doors or an orangery extension as they lead you into the space beyond.
- For the best result mix two or three shades together, such as Sage with Grey Green, to add layers of interest, emulating the diversity and vibrancy of nature.
- Modern greens like Sea Green or Sea Holly should be used sparingly. They are lively and fresh, the perfect antidote to dark tones such as slate and granite.
- Greens can feel very retro so be cautious when choosing your shade and space. Update wooden kitchen chairs with Silver Lavender, compliment with cushions made from a neutral fabric.
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