If your New Year’s resolutions are more geared towards improving your living space than going to the gym then this is essential reading for you! This month we’re going to explore the forecasted decorating colour trends for 2017, so you can be sure that any design ideas you may be toying with are bang up to date.
Fortunately, colour trends don’t shift as quickly as high street fashion, so if you’ve decorated in 2016 there’s a good chance that your choice was a good one – but these are the colours grabbing the headlines amongst trendy interior designers.
Blue is the colour…
It may be the start of an old football chant, but in 2017 blue most definitely is the colour! Trend experts at Dulux have chosen Denim Drift as their colour of the year because ‘Blue is the colour of life; it is the clothes we wear, the sky we gaze at and the water that revitalises us,’ say Dulux. ‘Blue has been, and will continue to be, a constant in every aspect of our lives. From the deepest ink blue to the palest misty blue, this colour spans every spectrum of life; it is a royal colour, but it is also used for workers’ blue jeans.’
Dulux has created an entire complimentary palette around this key colour, allowing you the opportunity to use subtle warm shades of blue – something we often consider impossible – to create rich and welcoming, yet completely modern colour schemes in your home.
We’ve always loved the warmth and welcoming depth of terracotta, but this year the trend is to move away from the rustic look into matte finishes for a clean and modern feel. Use sparingly on a feature wall to break up white or magnolia and add a touch of contemporary earthiness to a living space.
We’re seeing more and more interior designers talking about green again – not the rich forest greens that have always been popular in a living space or bedroom, but blue spectrum greens.
Traditionally used in bathrooms and kitchens, these colours can be a little cold if used in the wrong space, but we think it’s worth throwing caution to the wind and going for it! Accent them with bright orange furniture and splashes of colour to make your kitchen and bathroom the talk of the town!
Light grey has always been a perfect colour to build a room around because it’s so neutral and allows you to create contemporary styling with your furniture and soft furnishings. This year, however, designers are getting excited about the bolder use of matte mineral grey – a daring choice for a bedroom when accented with deep, rich reds and browns.
As eagerly anticipated as Dulux’s colour of the year is the choice of Pantone, and this year they’ve gone for as natural and grounding a green as we can ever remember.
Greenery will make you yearn for the first days of spring – a neutral yet natural green that works fantastically as a main colour or accent for some of the other bold choices we’ve mentioned.
We’re excited by the beautiful colour trends for 2017 that designers are moving towards, and hope to get the opportunity to work with you in turning your home into a stylish contemporary space that you can feel relaxed and comfortable in. If you want to chat with one of our decorating experts about any of these ideas you can contact us through our website or on Facebook or Twitter.