When it comes to the colour de jour, we often see plenty of one particular hue which is applied to everything from ceramics to cushions until we reach saturation point. The colour class of 2017 though, is much more varied and not only consists of many standout shades, but whole collections of them. The major paint companies have released their colour collections for the year ahead, with each group identifying with a different ethos. And although each company has anywhere from 3-8 groupings, most of these new shades slot into one of the following categories:
Soft & Pure - these unearthly shades are visually peaceful and calm. Unassuming, they can be layered to create a romantic and serene room that won’t overload the senses. Hues from this pallet will work well in any room and include pale mints, dusty pinks, sheer grey or taupe, nudes and peach. The addition of blond timbers and pearlescent finishes will ensure this look remains modern.
Raw & Earthy - this collection features warm, honest colours that take inspiration from the environment around us, whether it be the forest floor, windswept desert or mysterious sea. Deep greens, spice-like oranges and browns and pale pinks are used in conjunction with Terracotta, khaki and ink like navy. These timeless shades can be worked back in with black, neutrals, tan, organic timbers and rich gold or copper.
Loud & Unapologetic - with a retro undertone, this child-like palette is one that will take you back to art class! You will have no trouble expressing yourself with these fun primary-like colours such as vivid blues, rich red, lime greens and magenta placed together with textures that are anything but natural - think glossy plastic surfaces with high shine! Jewel like tones are also included in this collection such as emerald greens and ruby reds which can be used with both black and white to guarantee sophistication.
If you don’t want to commit to a full change with these vibrant tones, look for accessories to add a bright pop to your rooms.
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