Colour Report 2019: Trend update
11 January 2019
When it’s not always about the colour itself but how you use it… We've teamed up with Zoe Anderson from London's design destination W.A.Green to share her fab Colour Report 2019 - it's full of tips and tricks to help you make colour work its magic in your home.
Trends are not always about colours themselves, but instead the way you use them. This is rarely talked about but being a little more inventive with your design and colour schemes can help you to create something unique and ahead of the pack. These 2019 updates look at how you could work it, while staying true to your own top colour choices.
Make your Ceiling Pop
Painting the ceiling has become a popular choice for a few design-led individuals, and when featured in the right room, can look incredible. Make like Sarah Akwisombe and choose a neutral for the wall with a bright hue for the ceiling. A pop of colour above is a really great way to open a space up but do consider your lighting options too as only certain rooms will be able to carry this look off.
Why choose one colour for your walls when you can make a feature out of it? Colour blocking is a great way to create a graphic look while also satisfying the need for a colour palette. Simple shapes on a wall can create a stunning feature and be a great conversation starter. This is where you can mix those brighter shades with a more pared back colour, if you’re not quite sure about going the whole hog. Stripes along the top of a room can also be a simple statement.
One for the renters. Create your own large painted canvas’ to hang from the walls; the bigger the better. Gallery walls have become overdone so instead concentrate on creating an abstract piece that covers one of the walls and plays with colour. This is a cheap update that pretty much anyone can do without much time or expense.
Choose Contrasting Colours
If you’re feeling extremely experimental and want to update an existing room scheme, why not pick a contrasting colour to off-set another hue. Pink and yellow, lime and lilac, and orange and blue, are going to be making their way into more interiors in 2019 as people choose to go bolder and brighter than ever before. Peter Pilotto’s townhouse at London Design Festival 2017 has seen this update creeping in to become even more consumer-friendly.
Create a Statement Fireplace
Fireplaces are a wonderful focal point for a room and this makes them the perfect object for a little bit of colour. If you want to use a really strong colour such as a bright pink or orange, adding it to a fireplace can make a statement accent and set the backdrop for your shelfie objects. Be sure to check how you need to prepare the fireplace first!
W.A.Green is a design destination dedicated to bringing a curated yet fun edit of luxury homewares to the heart of Shoreditch, London. With an aim to bring a hit of ‘dopamine for the home’ founder Zoë Anderson has curated the store in-line with her belief that like fashion, personal moods and tastes can change with the season. It’s this view that has inspired her to present a continually evolving aesthetic based on evoking feelings of happiness inspired by her travels around Europe and California.
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