Cocoon your home in colour with these dazzling colour trends for 2019.
Colour is an instant expression – bold, brave and strong. It is capable of making powerful first impressions, influencing thoughts and actions, and visualising emotions. This year, there are some standout colours and palettes that have established an enduring reign over the design world. Here’s a round-up of our top 7.
Reds are flamboyant, exuberant and classy, symbolic of love, strength, energy, passion, joy and wellness. As powerful as they are, they’re a bold choice for home decor. It’s best to be measured with red; even a little dose can inject loads of personality and turn your room into a showstopper. Consider rich and elegant shades like maroon, burgundy, cherry and crimson, and pull them into your decor with accents like rugs, pillows and throws.
Nudes are quiet and restrained, a worthy choice if you’re going for a dignified, debonair look for your home. In addition to acting as an elegant shell, nudes can also work as a subdued backdrop for your hero pieces, effortlessly channelling attention to your decor. The palette pairs well with metals like copper, gold, brass, nickel and silver, so you can pull out all the stops if your soul begs for bling.
White is a classic colour that will always be in vogue. Consider introducing a bouquet of whites into your home through layering. Pick various shades, in various materials and textures. For example, juxtapose a soft ivory throw with a cream sofa, or daisy pillows with vanilla curtains. Or drape your bed with a pile of texturally diverse, luxurious linens. Layering can tame the starkness of white and bring softness to your decor.
Contrasts are a tricky line to straddle. Pick the wrong pair of colours and you can overwhelm your aesthetic; pick the right pair and you can create an instant, vibrant masterpiece. Colours opposite each other on the colour wheel are known as complementary colours. Paired together, complementary colours can accentuate each other and breathe life into a room. Blue and orange, red and green, and yellow and purple are some combinations you can consider.
You don’t need to go overboard with colour to elevate the aesthetic of your room. Consider minimalist compositions and pops of colour to create visual interest and highlight your space. A restrained shell can do well with bursts of colour by way of feature walls, decorative wallpaper, furniture and table accents.
There’s something magical about iridescent surfaces – the way they morph at different angles, conjuring mystique, intrigue and otherworldly charm. If you aren’t quite sure what iridescence means, think of the back of a CD; the way it sparkles with all the colours of the spectrum when you hold it under a light, and slides back into a silvery state of oblivion when the lights go off. Iridescent surfaces can be a great way to add a whimsical flair to your aesthetic. Consider a DIY CD wall, curios and showpieces, and even wall paints and wallpapers to jazz up your game.
Shades of blue
Blue is evergreen. ’Nuff said. But hey, puns apart, blue is everything in 2019, with an array of shades making it to the top of the leaderboard for many interior designers. Sky blue is a hot pick, coveted for its fresh, luminous look. Likewise, classic grey and dark blue are wonderful choices for people who enjoy bold interiors. Combine them for a sophisticated, suave look or use them independently to create a brooding, yet beautiful shell.
There’s no better way to embrace summer than with the fresh colours of the season. With this little serving of inspiration, channel colour into your home in a hat-tip to the best colour picks of 2019.
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