2019 Home Decor Colour Trends: The Top 3 Shades to Look Out For
It’s that exciting time of year again where most paint companies have finally released their colours of the year; oh yes, it’s colour trends time! In contrast to 2018’s vibrant reds, statement black walls, bold botanicals and modern metallics, 2019’s colour trends focus more on mindful, energising shades. From Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year, Living Coral, to deep, elegant greens and woodland hues, this year’s home decor trends have taken an overwhelmingly positive and refreshing direction that you’ll want to fill your entire home with.
Let’s take a closer look at our top three 2019 colour trends and how they can work in your home:
The classic hunter green is making a comeback into our homes for the first time since its last popularity surge in the 1990s. But this time it has taken on a slightly more contemporary twist, still drawing inspiration from natural shades but without feeling quite so ‘woodsy’. The shade seen above, for example, takes a traditional forest green and adds an extra richness and welcoming warmth to create a modern-yet-fresh living room.
If you’re worried about things looking too dark, try applying the green shades just to one or two walls and offsetting it with a white or cream-coloured wall or carpet. You could also keep your walls a lighter colour and simply introduce the deep greens with furniture and decorative accessories such as green carpet runners, cushions or curtains.
Living Coral is the Pantone 2019 Colour of the year and it’s an absolute corker. Described by Pantone as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”, you’d be hard pushed to find a better colour to refresh your home decor with. This colour works incredibly well when used for a feature wall and accent decor, bringing just the right amount of bright boldness to a room without overwhelming it. And you don’t even have to apply the solid coral colour if you don’t want to; you can break it down into its component shades of orange and pastel pink and enjoy the same energising, brightening effect. And, if you do choose to break it up, you can split out the shades across various surfaces including your floors with an orange or pink carpet runner or rug.
Remember the oversized botanicals and jungle prints of 2018? Well, 2019 colour trends are sticking to nature-inspired shades but with a slight shift towards something a little more subtle. Gone are the large palm fronds and large leaf motifs, all to be replaced with subtle mushroom and fern-inspired hues. These soft mushroom greys, muted fern greens and woody browns work together to create an ‘oldy-worldy’, naturalist feel that is incredibly easy to replicate in any room. Try combining pale grey walls, rich grey sofas and wooden tables to create the base of the theme. Then add extra woodland-coloured accents such as green cushions and throws, brown carpet runners or rugs and perhaps some woven baskets or lampshades for added texture.
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