With the days finally getting brighter after a very grey winter, it’s time to welcome a bit of sunshine back into our homes.
Introducing a lighter, fresher palette creates an airy feeling, and there’s no better way to do that than by adding a few new accessories into your space with the latest trending colours.
There’s no need to fully redecorate (unless you want to!) but look instead to switching out those warmer, thicker textiles or darker accents in your décor with those in pale, ice cream shades. There are three colours I’m especially enamoured with this season: neo mint, lilac and peach – all colours rising in popularity and which were seen repeatedly across the past year’s design exhibitions.
Whether you decide to use them together in one room, or simply add one to an existing room scheme, your home will feel ready for spring in no time.
This cool blue-green shade burst on the interior scene last year, but I have no doubt we’re about to see a lot more of it in the months to come. Mix it up with other shades of emerald green or dusty blue or consider warming this shade with calming tones of dove grey or blush pink.
Feeling brave? This could be a great colour to refresh your kitchen cabinets or turn a bland bathroom into a fresh, inviting haven.
While Ultraviolet – a deep blue-purple and Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2018 – didn’t quite hit the mark in terms of interior design, there has been a rising trend of using its very pale cousin, lilac. Blue lovers will enjoy using this shade as a soft accent in a navy or cobalt room and it mixes well with pale greys or warm whites for a grown up take on this soft pastel.
Want to ground it? Combine it with black and gold for up-to-date glamour, or pull it into a scheme of warm terracotta and mustard yellow for an easy-living, California boho vibe.
Finally, our favourite 90s shade is back but completely reborn and looking to topple blush pink as your go-with-anything new neutral. It works especially well with a bit of bohemian styling - lots of hanging plants or splashed across the walls in a bedroom, creating a warm and inviting sanctuary.
If you want to add an artisan touch to your kitchen, consider displaying glazed ceramic mugs or dinnerware in warm peach tones on open shelving, or create a cosy look in the living room by combining peach with deep burgundy, mustard or terracotta shades.