Continuing 2020’s biggest colour trend, warm neutrals that evoke a soft and comforting vibe will lead the way this year. Alongside creams, tans and soft browns, we’ll also see grey work its way into the neutral colour palette, straying a little from its formerly monochromatic look. Grey is complemented by brighter, warmer tones like honey, barley and chalk, designed to keep the space uplifting and light even with this new focus colour. Use neutral colours for the bigger pieces in your home, then accent with decorative items in an earthy brown or oatmeal.
Many interior styles suit a neutral palette, including Scandi or Japandi, coastal and traditional. Start with walls in a warm-toned white or off-white, then work in light timber furniture to lay the foundation for your other colours. Mix in shades of chalk, milk and wheat through soft furnishings including the upholstery of your sofa (this colour scheme lends itself to linen in particular), rugs, cushions and throws.
Interior Design Colour Trends
Colour is at the root of most design choices – whether you’re obsessed with coordinating hues or prefer to turn to the colour wheel to determine complementary choices, colour can make or break your space. Although there will always be certain colour combos that remain firmly in the design zeitgeist, it’s hard to deny that trends have abundant power, and they’re always evolving.
Furniture pieces, decor and interior elements are driven by trends in 2021 more than ever. From the Pantone Colour of the Year, awaited by design fanatics every year with bated breath, to the TikTok famous ‘neutral aesthetic’, colour trends have made their way into our society’s collective consciousness. To help you stay in the loop with everything happening in the world of colour, we’re rounded up the most relevant colour trends for 2021, as well as diving into the Pantone Colour of the Year.