Now the Christmas decorations have come down, you may find yourself looking at your rooms with fresh eyes. If you’ve already decided that your décor is looking a little tired – or you’re thinking of a makeover with a few accessories – it’s time to think about new colour schemes. And what better place to start than with interior design predictions for the big colours of the year ahead?
Pantone has already unveiled their Colour of Year – PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri – a shade blue of at its warmest. If this isn’t quite right for your living space, fear not, there are plenty of other options. We’ve already taken a look at the year’s predicted design trends for period homes, but let’s focus now on five of our favourite colour themes, which the experts have lined up for our interiors.
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Optimistic and cheerful, yellow tones will bring the sunshine inside. Bold without being brash, yellow is the perfect colour for rooms that lack natural light, and teams as comfortably with fashion’s favourite greys as it does mix with other pastel shades to create a bright and happy feel in a room. Try ochre or mustard for a more muted take on this trend – a great choice for scatter cushions or lampshades to lift a living room or bedroom.
As soon as Dulux picked Bright Skies Dulux Colour Of The Year 2022: Bright Skies™ as their Colour of the Year, it was clear that this fresh, summery shade would be a key look for homes in 2022. Airy and light, this is a colour that will revitalise any space – great with crisp white or sorbet shades, paired with pale wood furniture. Pale blues are both calming and inspiring, suggesting wide open spaces and an escape from the constraints of the past two years. Great for bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms.
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A colour synonymous with tranquillity, muted greens create the most relaxing and peaceful spaces. Think chalky shades and soft period-inspired greens – both a perfect backdrop for botanical print wallpapers, statement houseplants and picture windows, bringing nature indoors. This is a trend perfect for spa-style bathrooms, to maximise the sense of wellbeing, or a home office to counteract busy days.
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Comforting and warm, these are palettes that span rich Mediterranean reds, peaches, terracottas and pinks. Deep jewel tones and dusky shades are perfect for period homes. But you can give the look a modern twist by adding crisp white; team with warm wood for a rustic feel; or add to deep emerald and inky blues for a timeless, opulent look. It’s a look that’s as versatile as you want it to be – warm red tones are a great choice for dark, dramatic lounges or light and airy room dining rooms.
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Off-white shades move into new territories this year – with hints of pink and peach marking a shift away from cool greys. Versatile and timeless, they work in all kinds of rooms – from kitchen and bathroom to living space and loft bedroom. Team with almost any other colour to stamp your personality on a space – but choose milky, warm and comforting shades of white to make your home feel welcoming and cosy.
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If you’re inspired to decorate or renovate your own home, and you have a question about your timber windows as part of that project, or any of our exciting new products due to launch in 2022 (such as kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and garden rooms) – you can make an enquiry today – we look forward to hearing from you