Whether you think that you are driven by trends, or you see yourself as a more independent thinker, the chances are that you are influenced more than you realise by the fashion of the season.
There is no shame in going with the hottest new trends; interior design shops and accessories stores are all geared up for you to achieve this season’s must-have interior décor look. You don’t have to break the bank when you redecorate, but a repaint is a great way to keep your home feeling fresh, loved and stylish. Here are our favourite colours of the season.
This will come under a range of names, from French Vanilla to Buttercup White. It’s a pale paint with warm, yellow tones, perfect for brightening up a space without having to change upholstery and furniture. Pale yellows are perfect for rooms with limited, or no, natural light, such as walk-in cupboards, cloak rooms and bathrooms.
You don’t think that blue goes with everything? Think again Like a good pair of jeans, the right blue on your walls will transform a space and will go with existing soft furnishings and furniture. If you are short on natural light, or if you are painting a smaller space, consider painting just one feature wall and using a complementary colour on the others (buttery white would go well). Deep blue aids concentration and promotes relaxation, meditation and sleep, so is perfect for an office space, study, den or bedroom.
Pretty in Pink
No longer reserved just for girls, interior designers just can’t get enough of pink tones this summer! Proven to promote relaxation, calm jangled nerves and just make life a little bit rosier, pink is used in some prisons for its relaxing properties. No need to go over the top with candy floss pink or fuchsia, a touch of pink is the perfect way to make a room feel warm, cosy and relaxing.
A Hint of Mint
Aqua and mint hues help to alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation. In some cases, the colour is even capable of reducing high blood pressure. If you find that you are particularly stressed, bring a hint of mint to your life, with aqua tones in your kitchen, bathroom or study.
The main impact of décor trends is the accessibility of certain colours and styles; if ochre and teal geometric designs are in, you will have no problem finding a host of accessories, furnishings and paints to get the look. You don’t need to feel pressurised by the latest trends; if you don’t like it, don’t do it!
Redecorating is easy if you are experienced but can be a headache if you don’t have the time, resources or experience to do the job properly. If you want to revamp your home but you just don’t have the time, don’t despair! Speak to one of our trusted, rated interior designers or painter and decorators for a free, no obligation quote.