Updated: Feb 22
Did you know that colours can have a big effect on your mood?
But what if you don’t know where to start, or what colours go together? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered - we’re unveiling a range of colour trends in the new roaring 20's that focus on the natural world - organic; the tranquil sea; tranquil dawn, deep greens to evoke lush forest and meadows; warm neutral tones and we’re going to tell you all about them!
Palette #1 / Peanut Brown + Sky blue
Whenever the word Nordic appear, it remind us of a range of Scandinavian light wood shades, Northern Europe countries like Finland, Sweden and Norway. It also give off a monochromatic space and winter feel. For New Nordic, tonal as it is, it doesn't feel either too much or too little. The secret lies in texture materials, pattern, layers and colours blend in to create a place of calm and tranquillity, giving a timeless theme. This look is always in style!
Palette #2 / Pastels
Playful Individual / Pretty in Pastels -This combo is full of hope and optimism for a new era post-COVID, as well as being fun. It’s a reminder of springtime and a budding future, making you think of a stroll along the sea or through the growing forest on a spring day. You stop to admire the new flowers and you feel revitalised.
Palette #3 / Navy Blue + Charcoal
Keeping calm and strong is part of life when dealing with New Normal, and this masculine colour scheme will help you feel grounded and tranquil. The industrial style is contemporary, but also has a retro feel of the industrial revolution, perfectly brought to life by the Lead colour. This style also means touches of concrete, masonry, metal lamps, and chandeliers hanging from wire, as well as the Burnt Amber and Bark colours of leather armchairs and dark wood floors. These dark and rich colours are offset by ethereal Frost.
Palette #4 / Royal Yellow
Yellow is a colour that makes us feel warm and positive, like the sun or the colour of the Buttercup growing alongside the minty green and Vanilla roses. The yellow tones are fast-moving and energetic, so darker colours like gunmetal or black are used to tone down
Palette #5 / Marmalade Orange + Fern Green
Think of calming green and earth tones - this colour scheme is drawn from nature to bring you a sense of lush tranquillity. This combination will make you think of a stroll through an enchanting forest, and will bring a taste of nature inside even if you live in the city.
Palette #6 / Wine Red
We are living in the age of science, but there is a rising desire to experience the mysterious and unknown. Heritage Oriental Lux helps us to reflect on our love of ancient history - mixed with a hint of magic and legend. This colour scheme doesn’t mean we have to decorate with antique furniture, but we can recreate the feel of our heritage by using strong shades of one hue. To round out this palette, we would team oriental artwork and home accessories, such as Betta artwork for the walls. Bettas were often known as ‘fighting fishes’ during our childhood and were prized for their colors as well as their fighting abilities. Some people think that Bettas are ominous fishes compared to peaceable Koi, for example, but many have forgotten that Bettas are lung breathers - they represent Air elements. Bettas can help to remind us that we should slow down our hectic lifestyle and leave our stress behind when we reach the sanctuary of home. They encourage us to take a moment to relax, breathe, and enjoy the luxury of happiness in our living spaces. It is also a reminder that we are independent and stand strong in our beliefs, which is what oriental people are taught since childhood.
Palette #7 / Sage Green + Salmon Pink
This palette is like a sophisticated cocktail - smooth and luxurious, with a bit of an impact! The colors here are drawn from nature, with the cool blue tones of Botanic, Smudge, and Pure combined with the warm tones of Golden and Cover to give a touch of luxury with a playful feel.
Palette #8 / Breezy Blue
The Urban Classic colour scheme is a cutting edge choice for those living an active city lifestyle - yet it’s also got a classic feel that the older generation will feel right at home with. The furniture that goes with this combination tends to be a modern Victorian style, and this colour scheme will also suit young people who like to have their parents stay with them. Multi Generational living.
Palette #9 / Eggplant + Lilac
Think of the rich purples of Black Cherry, Grape, and Raisin mixed with the lighter hue of fresh-picked Lavender, laid out on a crisp Linen tablecloth! This colour combo will calm your mood and make you think of the homely pleasures of the afternoon tea break.
Some may think that gentle colour combinations are a bit wishy-washy and lack visual power, but this combo of sophisticated pale colours are given a bit of impact with a darker counterpoint.
Style is all about comfort, ease and utility and is eclectic by definition. The style is characterised by warm and soothing, colours drawn mostly from natural elements such as the sea, sky, and vegetation. Hues may be deep and rich or may fall on the lighter, brighter side.