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Popular home colours to match the season!

Thinking of starting afresh with a beautiful recolour for a new year? Here is how we are embracing a richer colour palette during the colder months…

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Olive green, royal blue, and burnt orange are among the most popular home colours on Instagram right now. Social media shows that we are making bolder choices in our homes and embracing a richer colour palette as we continue into winter months.

See our thoughts on the 5 standout colour choices of 2022, the interior trends they are synonymous with, and how to bring fresh colour into the home…

Royal Blue

Dark blues can be powerful when it comes to décor but also intimidating when experimenting in the beginning, so it’s wonderful to see them taking centre stage this winter for a change! Deep and rich tones of navy and Prussian blue look truly stunning in both contemporary and traditional style rooms and can be as striking or understated as you like.

For those who take a more subtle approach to colour in the home, royal blue can be used sparingly in your accessories. If deep blue is too strong, you can incorporate it as glass, for example as glass side lights or pendant lights, adding colour to a neutral room. Accessorise with cushions and throws of similar shades to tie it all together. If you feel like going bolder with blue, why not try some blue velvet bed linen and then add a striking feature wall behind your headboard?

Mauve and Neutrals

Even though grey didn't make it onto the list, it's unsurprising to find that neutrals were the second most popular home colour on our feeds.

Neutrals are always a great idea. Simple yet effective - the layering of oatmeal, stone, taupe, mauve and brown in a room brings a relaxed Scandi vibe. Adding an over-sized rug or kilim to a dark wooden floor creates the ideal textured canvas for a natural living room or bedroom.

Blush Pink

This winter, pinks take on a softer and more muted feel, used on tactile upholstery like linen and velvet.

Muted pinks have become very popular in interiors over the last month. They add a touch of delicacy and a glimmer of wonder to the home. Opting for a pale pink upholstered bed, ottoman or stool will add femininity and romance to a white bedroom.

Pulling the look together with a candle, wall art and cushions will make a magical sanctuary for you to retreat to. Rose pinks have also become a favourite choice for living rooms, with luxurious velvet sofas taking centre stage. Pink is the new neutral.

Olive Green

Over the last years we’ve seen an abundance of greens with the rise of the biophilic trend and natural botanical motifs. From shades of sage and cardamon during the warmer months, to olive and forest in the winter months, there are plenty of ways to bring green into your home.

A deceptively versatile shade, olive green makes for a bold feature wall or as a pop of colour in an occasional chair, footstool or even a painted chest of drawers.

Colour drench your walls to create an intensely cosy living room, make a statement with luxury green velvet bed linen, or use house plants in kitchens and bathrooms for more of a subtle touch.

Burnt Orange

The warmest colour on our list, using a rich burnt orange in the home offers a brighter outlook during darker months. As the days darken and the weather turns colder, it is comforting to bring warmth into our homes with burnt orange hues.

Last year we also saw the nostalgic 70s trend back on the rise; use vibrant colour choices to tap into this time-warping trend and have fun with textured feathered lamp shades, tassels, fringing and macrame wall hangings and planters.

Are you changing your colours this season? Let us know!



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