The changing of seasons is always apparent through nature: the blooming of colourful flowers in spring, the vibrancy of summer, the leaves changing and falling in autumn and the beautiful monochromatic palette of winter.
We take our cues from the seasons, from the daylight and the moonlight. We interpret those cues through couture in the clothing and accessory realms, and through interior design and decoration in the architectural realms.
Birdblack Design presents:
“Winter, 2021: Colours that make the Cut”.
Greens: SAGE AND EUCALYPTUS
These delightfully earthy greens are calming and soulful. It’s no surprise that people are desiring more from nature after the saga of 2020. Sage and eucalyptus greens are beautifully paired with gold and bronze in the warmer metallic, as well as polished chrome in the cooler tones.
Blues: ICY BLUES RIGHT THROUGH TO OCEAN BLUES
Again, we see a call for nature inside the home. From the palest of ice cold blues, right through to oceanic tones, we see blues everywhere. People stuck inside want the sense of the sky and ocean around them – and blues are perfect for imagining your escape from the grind.
Blacks and Whites: MONOCHROMATIC PALETTES
Tale as old as time; True as it can be… monochromatic palettes are timeless. Black and White will never disappear from fashion. The input of solid timbers and live greenery make the space so wonderfully refreshing and intimately welcoming. Invite the outdoors inside with some fabulous, vibrant plants!
Pinks: SOFT PINKS, FRENCH ROSE & PEACHES AND CREAM
If that sub-title didn’t inspire you, then pink is not your colour! As for Team BD, the thought of visually soft pinks surrounding us, whilst sipping on French Rose and nibbling on a high tea spread with peaches and cream makes us want to renovate our homes this instant.
Creams and Nudes:
Creams are making a huge comeback paired with beautifully soft tones from pinks and peaches, right through to the palest of blues and greens. Creams are timeless, as we know from pearls, lace and freshly starched linens. Above you see the cream working spectacularly with the soft pinks; below you'll see the magnificent blend with blues.
Oranges and Browns: TERRACOTTA, OCHRE, CLAY
Absolutely these softer and more calming aspects of nature are on trend thanks to Covid. People are searching for warmer tones to fill their home and warm their hearts. These earthy and rich colours are perfectly balanced with sandy neutrals.
Choosing Your Colour Schemes
Here are some thoughts: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. What is your design style? Classic is often a white palette; Hamptons often incorporates blues that reflect the Atlantic Ocean; Modern Industrial is a huge fan of greens, metal greys and browns. Determine your design style and your colour realms may become more apparent.
2. Reflect on your lifestyle: are you sunny and beachy by nature? Or are you creative and a deep thinker? Perhaps earthy colours reflect your life. Some prefer light and bright; others prefer dark and moody. Determine what will reflect YOU day in, day out.
3. Choose neutral tones as base colours: creams, browns, whites, blacks and greys.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Look to nature as inspiration. Blues and greens are always popular, as the shades and tones may vary, but colours rarely do. Look to flowers and plants. Allow them to inspire you for splashes of colour here and there.
Our Design Consultation Package may be just what you are after if you are stuck for ideas, or tying all your individual pieces together with cohesion and harmony. Check our website for more deets.