Interior Colours and Trends for 2020
With Pantone having announced their colour of the year as Classic Blue, we can’t help but take a look at what else might be trending this year. So far, we’ve come across sustainability, pre-loved items and an upcoming trend that has us intrigued; ‘Japandi’.
An All Rounder Kind of Hue
Classic Blue is extremely versatile, not only can you use it in most rooms of the house but each room can be styled to create very different environments. In your bedroom it will be soothing and serene, especially when paired with white to create a crisp and clean finish. Combine Classic Blue with dark wood and ambient lighting in either your kitchen or dining room, this will feel indulgent and luxurious.
We should all be looking to reduce our impact on the environment by adopting a few basic habits like reducing consumption of non-renewable resources and minimising waste. When it comes to your interiors, be sure to choose items and colours that you love, not because they are trending but with the aim that they will be loved for years to come.
Bamboo is a great material for household items. It’s fast growing, thrives in extreme weather conditions, is versatile and biodegradable once it reaches the end of its life. Alternatively, find items that are made from recycled materials – not only do they look great, but they’ll make you feel great as you help reduce waste.
Pre-loved, vintage items
Whether it is a vintage dresser as the perfect feature, or an old table that needs a fresh coat of paint, pre-loved items are a hit. They also tie in beautifully with the theme of sustainability. There are lots of places to discover pre-loved items, from charity shops to vintage fairs or companies like Re-found Objects and Lamb & Newt.
This hybrid of Scandi and Japanese design combines traditional elegance with modern simplicity. How to create your own Japandi interiors:
- Embrace minimalism, keep spaces decluttered and airy
- Choose natural materials such as wood, bamboo, rattan and paper
- Explore neutral or warm and muted shades, but also contrast with deep colours
- Experiment with ‘short’ furniture – low benches, coffee tables or beds fulfil the cultural need to feel closer to the earth
- Invest in styles and items that are made to last
Take a look at our colour palette and determine your own favourite interior trends for 2020.