People shouldn’t shy away from colours when they are choosing their decor.
Each year Pantone choose a colour that is often taken across into home interiors; their 2020 colour is classic blue.
The colour is said to instil ‘calm, confidence and connection’, says Catherine Watson, of Bert & Wills.
I’m generally a big fan of blues (especially navy – a look in my wardrobe will confirm!) I’ve recently changed our bedroom from grey tones to navy with a sumptuous velvet throw, a navy headboard and accessories.
The rest of the room is fairly neutral so I can easily change the look.
One aspect of interior design that is showing no signs of disappearing is the use of neutral colours, with most people preferring to keep a neutral background rather than introducing major colour.
I often choose ‘timeless white’ when looking for a crisp, clean colour, but with a hint of softness.
White offers the perfect blank canvas, and below are some options for adding in a splash of colour/pattern – depending on how brave you are feeling.
Black and white go together like gin and tonic and is a trend that never seems to date plus it’s easy to spice up a monochrome scheme with colour.
Love them or hate them, florals have been around for a long time and a feature wall in a floral wallpaper can look stunning in a lounge or bedroom (we often think of florals as being very colourful but they can be just one or two colours.)
Metallics have been on trend for a while and copper, silver and gold are all popular and it looks like tin will also enter the mix. Tin is light and flexible and offers a rustic/vintage look.
Suffice to say, metal is big this year.
Going with the neutral theme, earthy hues are making a come back and greens and clay tones are the perfect choice for those looking for ‘easy to live with’ colour.
Our love affair with the great outdoors isn’t disappearing anytime soon. House plants and succulents help bring the outside in, but if you’re not that green fingered, there are some excellent fake flowers around (try Dunelm).
Not for the faint hearted, and if you’re feeling brave, 3D and geometric patterns can look fabulous on a feature wall and add real drama.
Scandinavian design is still in vogue and focuses on clean, simple lines and minimalism.
It’s a great look if you like your life to be uncluttered. Monochrome and pastel colours typify this style, yet ‘colourful’ Scandi is becoming more popular for those wanting to perk things up a little.