June 29, 2020
2020 Colour Trends
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Your Design Questions Answered: What’s next in colour trends in the UK. Everything seems Dove Grey like Mrs Hinch & my kitchen?!
Grey will always be a favourite, and you’re right in thinking it has no intention of going away any time soon! It’s elegant, timeless, easy to pair and certainly doesn’t jar on the eye. It’s an all round safe decorating option…
However, there’s a new kid on the neutrals block. ‘Champagne’, or the cleverly re-invented ‘beige’ which moves it away from all the boring connotations just by it’s re-naming, is currently the decorators neutral of choice. This natural tone is much warmer that its cooler grey cousin, and has an earthy touch which creates a calming, soothing environment.
Pantone’s 2020 colour of the year is a timeless, calming, familiar hue which is a reliable decorating choice for any room in the home. Its psychological connotations as ‘calm’ and ‘dependable’ makes it a colour that can be relied on to produce great results. Indeed in the current climate, it is no surprise that people are flocking to the rich blues for emotional support and a feeling of confidence and stability.
All about Green
Moss green was our 2019 go-to in the interiors and fashion world, but this year green pops up in a more acidic hue, closer to pistachio in colour. Emerald green is also proving popular particularly in the rich velvets, which maximise on its beautiful jewelled tone.
Moving away from the every popular softer pinks to a more energetic tone, mango and apricot orange are currently taking centre stage. These hues look AMAZING paired with Classic Blue as well as shining brightly in an earthy colour palette, making them the perfect accent colour choice of the moment.
The yellow drawn from gold began to appear in fashion in mid-2019 and is now listed as one of the strongest trends in interior decoration this year. Beautiful in velvet, think mustard and ochre and you’re on the money. This warm shade brings feelings of optimism and happiness, a much needed vibe in the current climate.
We have seen red become one of the strongest colours of 2020, but in a much darker, quieter, richer tone closer to reddish brown that its shouty siblings. This bold choice pairs beautifully with the ever popular soft pinks for an air of sophistication and warmth. If you’re looking for a big hug from your interiors then this might be the colour for you.
The good news about grey is that it’s a very accommodation neutral, so you can get accessorising with any of these bolder colours and be confident you won’t be getting it wrong!