2019 Colour Trends
Colours help shape everything from our mood to the products we buy. With each New Year comes a new colour trend, and whether you’re a fashion fundi or revamping your home, knowing these trends is helpful in making up your mind.
And what better time than now to explore a new colour palette for your home? It’s the perfect time to introduce in a new look – whether that be a fresh coat of paint, a new item of furniture or introduce a few scatter cushions to add some texture.
Audi Snÿman, Founder of Audi Snÿman Interior Design, takes time to look at colours and new shades that are influencing trends around the world. “This time last year, it was vibrant reds, modern metallic, and variations of the statement black accent wall. Now, 12 months on, there is a more mindful, lifestyle-based approach to the development of new shades. The new colour theme for the year can be described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge”.
At Audi Snÿman Interior Design finding the right colour palette has never been easier. Your sense of colour confidence comes from taking a closer look at what colours you already gravitate towards. We take inspiration from your surroundings and help you navigate your way through colours with ease to find the right colour for your home.
To begin to understand colour’s emotional impact, let’s look at these colour groups:
- Pales – Their light, airy qualities make pale hues feel uplifting. Pale colours like dusty lavender, ballet pink and sky blue are comfortable and easy to live with. They feel positive and encourage expression, while enhancing other colours.
- Neutrals – It’s no surprise that earthy, nuanced colours keep you grounded. Neutrals go beyond gray and brown into earthy hues like slate, clay, sand and ochre. Colours in this family can be warm or cool, but are always reliable and level-headed. And because they transition beautifully with shifting light, they’re a good choice for rooms used throughout the day.
- Whites – Pure and pristine, these timeless colours offer a blank canvas to express your style. Whites can easily feel contemporary, classic or anywhere in between. It’s an honest, harmonious family of colours and a great place to start, as they complement any style. You might call it a perfect backdrop for the life happening around it.
- Deeps – Bring drama to a room with colours that are rich and mysterious. Violet, onyx, sapphire and ruby—even the names evoke something dramatic. Deep colours dissolve boundaries and create depth. They are the opposite of understatement and can fill a room with energy, creativity and confidence.
“It’s no surprise that more and more people are shifting towards bright vibrant colours. This gives them a sense of expression and this year, we don’t expect anything less. Contrasts are popular and we encourage our clients to think out of the box when it comes to choosing a colour preference”, comments Audi Snÿman.
But what makes them feel so right when considering 2019 interior design trends is the warmth, familiarity, and offset pattern they can easily introduce to even the most minimal of rooms. And though warm minimalism has had its moment for quite some time now, there’s something to be said about bringing more life into a room as a direct reaction to the today’s somewhat limiting and straightforward approach to interior design.
Our clients are excited about the new hot colour trends this year. The combination of orange and blush pink, peachy coral has been predicted to be one of the bit trends for this year. This hue has the dreamy quality of pink but grounded with orange and terracotta, making it a great shade to use in the home for those keen to experiment with colour but wary of picking something that may be too overpowering.
As for those who prefer to stick to the classics, grey is a calming shade that makes an ideal choice for the bedroom. When paired with classic wooden furniture or Scandi inspired pieces this creates a relaxing and cosy ambience. In the living areas, grey furniture can also be used as a backdrop against pastel accessories for colourful inspiration.
About Audi Snÿman
Audi Snÿman has been transforming homes, boutique hotels, lodges, private dwellings and corporate working environments into beautiful spaces to live, work and play for over two decades. At Audi Snÿman Interior Design our commitment is to you. We provide innovative and effective assistance under tight time constraints. We are able to draw on our rich intellectual capital, an extensive knowledge base and a unique degree of access to cutting edge technology in various spheres of our industry.
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