New year, new home! We embrace the dawn of 2019 by sharing with our readers a forecast of home decor trends for the year.
Orange, the color of sunsets and tropical fruits is undeniably cheery and bold while being one of the most versatile colors. Whether as an accent color or the foundation of your color scheme, orange is a color that can lend itself to both formal and casual settings for an unexpected dash of personality and warmth!
Orange is a close relative of red, and sparks more controversy than any other hue. There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and generally induces a stronger “love it” or “meh” response than other colors. Fun and vivacious orange radiates warmth and energy. Interestingly, some tones of orange, such as terra cotta, rust, and peach have very broad appeal. It stimulates activity and appetite and encourages socialization.
Orange is a warm color that can truly go a long way to help warm up a space. Unlike red, which the color orange is often compared to, orange is delicate and astute, while still being a warm color. Many shades of orange also have strong yellow undertones, which also help to keep spaces light, fresh and fun.
Chairs covered in pumpkin orange set the tone for this contemporary dining room. The mahogany table and minimal decor in the middle of the spacious room, offers a cool counterpoint to the warm and zesty orange.
Orange colour pairingsOrange is the new black in the sense that it can be paired with a number of colors. You can pair orange with cooler colors such as blue and charcoal grey and in fact, it goes really well with blue!
As well as neutral colors such as white, brown and taupe for a more toned down vibe.
Introduce color (in this case orange!!!) via beautiful fabrics for a look that's subtle, yet fetching. Accessories in vibrant orange can help add vintage whimsy to an interior, like in the bedroom of a cheery beach house.
Orange as a accent colour
It may sound daring or even impossible, but orange can also work well as a paint color either all over a room or as an accent color!
When using orange as a paint color, one of the most victorious techniques is to embody the art of high contrast. You can definitely pull this off this by introducing high contrast colors such as white, light grey or cream.
While a piece of art or furniture tends to serve as the interest point of any room, what's beneath them can make just as much of a statement.
Whether it's an animal printed carpet in an fresh tone for modish appeal, or a brightly colored rug that gives some serious punch, these usually neglected design elements have the capability to completely transform a space. And well, here are my few takes on an unforgettable space from the ground up.
1. All About Stripes
Did someone say stripes?!?! From the modern to the classic, and you can’t get more classic than black and white stripes. But you can give them an edgy vibe with a geometry or maze-like pattern that pays homage to the power of all the right angles. It is recurrent but undoubtedly timeless, in fashion and decor which is why it’s fun to place it in a totally modern setting for sleek touch!
2. Go Bold Or Nothing
Well I'm no stranger to expressing my love of bold patterns on the staircase. If you have an ordinary staircase at home, any staircase at all, challenge yourself with an exciting example of the confidence on display by those brave enough to go graphic with bold styles on staircase flooring! Allow for some creativity and dare to do something fun!
3. Mad For Morrocan
Decorating your interiors with Moroccan carpets and rugs is a great way to up your style. Their minimalist, tribal designs complement most interior styles. They make any room cozy and laid back while creating warmth and depth. The term tribal or nomadic rugs immediately conjure up images of exotic Middle Eastern or Central Asian ethnography. In terms of design I tend to think of nomadic rugs as having a complex ornamental repertory of intricate geometric patterns, expressed in a palette of dark, deep colors.
4. Suit It Up
This Prince of Wales checkered pattern is a classic that would never go out of style. And I think it would look great in both contemporary and minimalist settings! I love menswear suiting-inspired designs for home decor and it makes a great statement piece, especially when used in unexpected ways, like this.
5. As Graceful As An Antelope
Sorry, cheetahs and leopards. There's a new king of the jungle, in homes, at least. Peek into any number of professionally decorated spaces and you'll find antelope carpets and rugs gracing the floor. Not only is it a great pattern, contemporary and classic, the antelope pattern has proven to be so versatile as it is also kid-proof by being so forgiving with traffic and spills.
I think I might just decide on an antelope carpet or rug for my next home decor!
From the colour institutes to premium paint companies, many have released their predictions for 2018 colour trends. This trend forecast is crucial for the fashion and design industry, as it will indicate the colour standards for either upcoming designer collections or your trendy home in the near future. If you have come across fashion trends in magazines or runaways, what would be obvious to the eyes is the chosen colour palette. For example, new collections come out every season and there would be Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Often Spring and Summer represent a lighter in shade and brighter in colour. Where on the other hand, Autumn and Winter leans more to the darker and warmer tone colours. Many designers rely heavily on corporations like Pantone to predict which of many great colours ought to determine and fulfil our creativity.
According to Pantone Color Institute trend forecasting, the classic colour palette for the spring would have more of a cooler undertone with a few warm shades and neutrals. There would be Pantone’s Sailor Blue; a navy and true marine blue with a hint of purple, Harbor Mist; a mid-tone gray also with a cool lilac undertone that was the designated color that could ties together all the colors of 2018, Warm Sand; a classic light neutral brown that is staple all throughout the seasons, and Coconut Milk; that could truly represent the definition of off-white.
Sailor Blue and Harbor Mist
Warm Sand and Coconut Milk
Don't be afraid of choosing darker colours like Sailor Blue as the main colour of your living space! Sailor Blue is a unique shade of blue that could be paired perfectly with lighter colours and it would be complementary with other tones as a whole. For example, here we have Sailor Blue alongside with bone whites and even darker colours like the hunter green sofa and brown notes from the table and leather chair.
Here is the entire colour palette by Pantone for you to compare and contrast which one is the most suitable colour for you. The entire colour palettes continue on lighter however still in the warmer tone. Can be found in various of other colour trends predictions and the similarities are very noticeable. Dark reds that have hints of brown undertones like Spiced Apple, followed by Ash Rose which has a more muted shade of pink/red rather its brown ashy undertone shines through. The colour range escalated to a lighter and peachier undertone that leads to shades such as Blooming Dahlia from Pantone.
Spiced Apple, Ash Rose, and Blooming Dahlia
Ash Rose is very on trend at the moment; fashion-wise and even pink restaurants are the main attraction lately (for aesthetic purposes). It is a subtle tone of mauve-pink that goes with a variety of colours from grey to blue, green, and beige. As you can see below, whether you want to pair it with wood furniture or IKEA whites, everyone would still be able to pull it off.
It is not a complete colour palette without the bright colours. The chosen colours are Lime Punch; could be simply put as a true neon green, Meadowlark; is a confident, bright and lively yellow, Arcadia; is a teal with a subtle cool green and blue undertone, and Cherry Tomato; a bright orangey red, yet is still a fiery red.
Lime Punch and Meadowlark
Arcadia and Cherry Tomato
Completely understandable if you're afraid to paint the entire wall Meadowlark yellow. It is a very bold colour no doubt, but if you pair it with colours such as Warm Sand from the classic colour palette, it can calm down the overwhelming brightness by transferring it to you everytime you see it! Look at that happy doggy!
Last but not least, the colour palette has a spot for the purple-pinkish tones. Starting out with the darkest shade UltraViolet; which does right by its name, a true representation. Goes lighter to Spring Crocus; many would call a mauve colour, a paler purple. Pink Lavender; like the flower itself, an extraordinary shade of purple. On the other hand, Little Boy Blue may seem like the typical baby blue but it can also be classified as periwinkle, a hybrid between blue and violet.
Ultra Violet and Spring Crocus
Pink Lavender and Little Boy Blue
Isn't UltraViolet just a sexy and mysterious colour? First of all, there are two kinds of colours under light exposure, ambient and diffuse. Ambient colour is the shadow colour, may appear darker than the colour illuminated. The illuminated one would be the diffuse colour. If you incorporate Ultraviolet into your living space, it can give you a range of shades depending on your lighting. Even with the slightest amount of light.
To experiment with different colors can be truly refreshing. There is no need to change your existing furniture, just invest in a really good bucket of paint and you are good to go. Anyway, who wants to live in a house that goes even duller every year? Spice it up with these shades that are going to be on trend next year!