2019 Trends - Colour

There are two main contenders in 2019 colour trends and we LOVE them! Colour is such an important aspect of interiors, they not only look aesthetically pleasing but they also effect our moods. If you have a bland interior you may feel exactly the same.

Trend One – Corals

The colour team at Pantone analyse colour trends throughout many industries including; entertainment, fashion, popular travel destinations,lifestyles and all areas of design. They analyse all this information and determine a colour of the year. Late last year they announced 2019’s colour of the year ‘Living Coral’ and we LOVE it. Expect to see tones of this colour featured through multiple mediums this year, from interiors to product packaging.

Source: Pantone

Pantone describe the colour as “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge”

Source: Dulux

When introducing this trendy colour to a space you could be brave and bold and introduce a vibrant coral similar to living coral itself or you could take a more subtle approach and introduce peach and nude tones.

Designed by Studio Esteta

Trend Two - Back with nature

Over the past few years we have seen the merging of indoors and outdoors through the use of indoor plants and greenery. Two big influencing companies in the interior industry Laminex and Dulux have analysed that this trend is here to stay, we are beginning to see earthy colours including sand based colours, a range of greens including eucalyptus inspired colours and warmer greys become popular. These colours are best paired with deep timber tones, raw materials and natural linens. If you are after an earthy, serene, calming environment this is the colour palette for you.

Dulux describes this trend as “reviving our relationship with nature and embrace a more holistic and ‘circular’ way of living’.

Source: Dulux

Both companies have also emphasised embracing the beauty of imperfections. This relates to natural timber grains, the ripples and rough ends of concrete and the veining of natural marble. This is also relevant with existing buildings with significant features including exposed bricks and beams. Restore these, give life to them and embrace them if it is fitting to he style you are achieving to create.

Source: Dulux

Introducing colour into an interior does not have to be a challenge. If you are not brave enough to inject colour into your space through painting the walls, wallpaper, tile selection, window treatments or cabinetry then why not add pops of colour through your accessories. A great way of doing this is through bed linens, cushions, towels, décor pieces and art.

Written by Birdblack Design

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