…the trending of colour and speed of change is sending me dizzy! We have just washed our paint brushes thick with smokey blues, jewelled greens and earthy greys … in 2019 we are going to be courted by all the interior mags with “interesting neutrals” so flip your palette over now from strong hues to pale pastels.
Actually, although it feels like full circle again, the strong and the subtle can cohabit beautifully. Neutrals are kind to the eye, calming and relaxing and we will all fall in love (those of us that nested in the 80s will understand) with terra cotta and chocolate in softer, creamier tones. For today’s eye nudes and beige are back but with a softer focus lens!
Think about the Pantone colour of the year 2018 – a strong, brash violet. I’m convinced that the majority of we interior home lovers were not convinced it was the colour dream homes are made of. We will be happier with this year’s soft lilacs, pastel pinks and (as I’ve mentioned before) fleshy pinks – they will look gorgeous not just in your bedroom but also living room and kitchen areas.
Going way back to the seventies I recall colours such as peachy orange, celery and avocado (no – never again an avocado bathroom suite!). My mother (Margaret who now lives in Gargrave) had the most trending 70’s lounge ever – orange and green walls – and at the impressionable age of eleven I loved them! This time round the block the 2019 version is going to be retro inspired but with a much softer focus. I can’t wait for the hazy sunshine citrus lemon to brighten up our days and herald “the sun with his hat on!”