The new year is seeing a whole rainbow of colours trending in interior design. To help you get started, the following are just a few palettes that are making waves in 2014.
The Pantone Colour of 2014, this vivid purple hue is a great feature colour, ideal on one wall to highlight a room or in various objects around the room to add a more subtle pop of colour. The colour is soft yet vibrant and is perfect in rooms you want to add a little personality to, such as the living room, dining room or bedroom.
A neutral palette will always be in fashion. However, this year sees it branch out a little, taking creams and greys and matching them with soft pearl tones, rusty metals and nutty browns. These colours can be used liberally around the home as they will match with most looks and colours, creating a great base to work from.
Blue is making a comeback, with soft pastels and vivid jewel tones more popular than ever. Pastel blues are great neutrals, while a more vivid hue is the perfect highlighting colour. Try to mix and match it with colours in a similar hue to create a unique contrast of colours.
Fruity colours are now more popular than ever, with orange, lemon and lime taking top spot. These citrus tones will brighten the room and reflect light, making them ideal for most areas of the home. Use it as a feature wall or in splashes around the space to add a little zest to the room.
Think deep, rich colours like maroon, navy and purple to give a room a luxurious edge. These velvety hues make for a perfect feature wall or as delicate touches in your décor and furnishings to add a lush feel to the space. This is perfect for rooms where you have guests or personal spaces like a study or bedroom.
For more interior design tips or to organise a consultation to discuss colour schemes in your home, contact the experts at Darren James Interiors.