Out with the old and in with the new! Interior color trends move away from the pastels of yesteryear, we are very excited about the vibrant hues of 2018.
Before we get into that – Pantone announced Ultra Violet to be the color of the year. Expect to see this statement hue dominating the fashion, cosmetics and design spheres for the year ahead.
Why purple, you ask? Well, as favored by music icons such as Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix; the brand suggests that the color evokes visionary thinking.
This aside, the color is also known for its restorative and meditative associations. Consider the hues of mediation rooms, healing crystals, and mysterious cosmos. Coincidence?
In celebration of the Purple Reign that is 2018 – here are the eight palettes to get excited about for home and interiors this year.
Verdure is the product of hues inspired by nature. Fresh celery green, robin’s egg blue, and rich, acai berry purples. The palette is symbolic of health and wellness. We predict that this will be popular among those who value meditation and mindfulness in the home. The palette is vibrant but calming and balanced.
As the name suggests, this palette is not for the conservative. The playful palette invites pops of minion yellow and a lime popsicle. A light way to add fun to your space. If you’re not ready to commit to repainting your walls just yet, try incorporating these colors into your soft furnishings. Brighten your sofa with lime cushion covers, or add bright yellows to your tableware and kitchen accessories for an easy update.
Where pink has never been so powerful. The palette promotes hues that are more subtle and desaturated. Think elderberry, burnished lilac and hawthorn rose. Consider this as your new feature wall color. Alternatively, add these shades in the form of throws to neutral lounge suites with warm accents for those cooler evenings.
Undoubtedly inspired by our increasingly tech-driven environment. TECH-nique is characterized by loud colors such as hot pink, turquoise, fuchsia, green, purple and vibrant blue. The TECH trend also includes brilliant white and frosted almond for balance. Try including these colors in your home with decor pieces such as vases, frames, and accent artworks.
Think of those comforting, warm earthy hues. Rooibos tea, corn-silk yellow, iced coffee and ruby wine are embraced in this palette. Eiseman suggests that this “reaches out and embraces many different cultures.” We think these colors might be best used in tapestries, wall hangings, and bedroom linens.
Resourceful makes use of tones at opposite ends of the color spectrum. Blues and oranges paired together so you can’t help but look. Try using these color combinations on chair backs to welcome guests, or play with them in your serve ware and mugs at your home and office.
Intricacy takes its name from the popularity of intricate designs and details. The collection includes a number of metallics, which have become the modern-day neutral; in addition to holly berry red and yellow sulfur. We love the idea of integrating wallpaper on to walls and stairs to complement simple wooden furnishings. Alternatively, experiment with these colors in the form of shaggy rugs.
Intensity comprises an eclectic collection of colors balanced out by black and gold. Think plum, blues, blue-green, orange ember-glow and lava. Add these in the form of accents such as throws and cushions on chairs and sofas, pillows, and comforters on your bed. We think the palette will work well when used in small frames and ornamental pieces in hallways, kitchen and dining areas.
We can’t wait to get our hands on some new statement pieces for our own homes! If you’re wondering about where to buy, we’re going to be checking out UMA for rugs, cushions, tableware and funky mugs. Lazada will be our weapon of choice in scouring for accent ornaments.
We’ve seen a few statement metallic pieces at Peony Home that have us eager for home updates – they have some stunning mirrors and beautiful intricate candles in stock at the moment. Clearly, we seem to like the Intricacy palette…
Whichever palette you choose to incorporate into your home, we hope your home update leaves you feeling refreshed and inspired for the new year!