Colour Trends: Winter 2021

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.

This gorgeous Bathroom at 'Lucinda Residence' captures the softest of greens melding beautifully with the antique bronze door handle as well as the striking contrast with the polished chrome tapware and accessories. A fabulous example of when the old meets the new. Interior Design: Birdblack Design
Build: Peaq Projects Joinery Manufacture: Paiano Custom Kitchens Shoot Stylist: Birdblack Design Photography: Better Together Photo Co
Our homeowners at 'Hicks Residence' love the mid-century style, so we married elements perfectly. The deep eucalyptus green brings much calm and serenity into this Sunroom with a view. SNEAK PEEK! Grand Reveal of the Full Home coming in April!

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.

Hamptons captures Oceanic Blue so well. This is a 'Stone Residence' SNEAK PEEK, with the Kitchen Reveal coming in April!
Icy blues working wonders in the Guest Ensuite at 'Albion Residence'. Interior Design: Birdblack Design Building: Savvy Group Constructions Photography: Samantha Mackie

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!

Blacks, whites and greens abounding at 'The Back Doctor'. The timbers warm the space, whilst the green velvet chairs and live greenery breathe LIFE into the clinic. Another SNEAK PEEK - to be revealed in April on our socials and website. Stay tuned!
Black and White make all things right! 'Benwerrin Residence'. Interior Design: Birdblack Design Building Design: Moshonis Building Designers & Engineers Build: JPM Project Management Joinery Manufacture: L and J Joinery Shoot Stylist: Birdblack Design Photography: Better Together Photo Co Videography: PipeWolf Media
Monochromatic perfection in the Master Suite at 'Benwerrin Residence'. Interior Design: Birdblack Design Building Design: Moshonis Building Designers & Engineers Build: JPM Project Management Joinery Manufacture: L and J Joinery Shoot Stylist: Birdblack Design Photography: Better Together Photo Co Videography: PipeWolf Media

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.

DIVINE! This Guest Powder Room as 'Albion Residence' makes us want to move in permanently! Interior Design: Birdblack Design Building: Savvy Group Constructions Photography: Samantha Mackie
A close-up of the wall and floor tiles from 'Albion Residence'. Interior Design: Birdblack Design Building: Savvy Group Constructions Photography: Samantha Mackie

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.

The variety of blues and creams speaking volumes in this SNEAK PEEK. 'Stone Residence' exudes all kinds of calm and relaxation.

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.

This Flatlay was recently presented to our Sri Lankan clients. The terracotta is utterly soothing, particularly paired with greens and browns. The Bathroom is currently under construction, with their Full Home Reveal coming soon!

Choosing Your Colour Schemes

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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.

 

Talk soon,
BD x

 

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