Colour sparks Joy
Updated: Sep 14
It's no surprise that Colour makes us feel good. The newest tones are meant to channel joy and serenity while lessening the noise that constantly surrounds us.
An evolution of last year’s forecast. We are now looking to counterbalance the cacophony of stresses that are an increasing factor of contemporary life. What is more, it is expected to be empowering, with the focus on people getting ready for the new. Below are five colour themes that I believe we’ll be seeing more of....
Alive colours are deep and rich—darker jewel tones inspired by mindful living, and even vibrantly hued fruits and vegetables (Think Aubergine-purple, Olive-green,..) We're so conscious these days about what we put in our bodies, so the palette is about "being thoughtful, being with family, getting together, and the idea of nurturing home life." So this is the time to look for rich blues and ripe olives for colour inspiration.
The idea here is to use bright and bold colours, to increase your joy-factor. Adding pops of colour, whether it’s through a sofa, artwork, or accent wall, is the perfect move for those who don't take themselves too seriously. t's about stepping back from stresses, having a good time, laughing, and bringing playfulness back into your life. Play with accents of bright pink or electric blue, as it's all about adding joy and warmth to a space in a playful way.
Following up on last year’s Naturalist palette, Retreat draws its inspiration from nature, with rich yet subtle shades reminiscent of sea, sand, forest, and sky. It’s all about bringing those organic elements into your home. The earth-inspired palette might be muted, but it works nicely within the current focus on wellness.
Think Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian design, there are all about Harmony. Natural materials, a balanced palette of cool and warm tones—Hues that are very soft and soothing. Considering its neutral versatility, Harmony is bound to resonate throughout the design community in interiors through colour and material choices.
This palette includes silky neutral tones, from clove to soft coral, a nod to meditation and comfort. The tones would pair well with retro-inspired accessories and warm, earthy finishes like Terracotta and rich timbers. It's a beautiful, warm palette of neutrals and brights that bring spice to your life!
An easy way to add some colour into your interior is by adding colourful homewares. So instead of a traditional clear vase, try a colourful piece and garnish with white flowers. It's a cool twist on a traditional mood lifter. Go and create the perfect winter bunch for your new vase.
In todays climate, in the mirths of an epidemic, it is important to stay calm and in harmony. Choose colour to create a warm and welcoming home where you feel warm and secure. Create your little Haven.
The logical side of me knows that we will all get through this and come out the other side, maybe stronger...
So Smile, stay strong, stay safe and surround yourself with colour, love and practice self-care.
Big Love x