Colour Predictions for 2019
2019 Colour Predictions…
It’s that time of year. The nights are drawing in, the clocks are on the cusp of ‘Fall Back’, the leaves are all turning gorgeous colours and covering the pavements and parks, and the annual discussion of ‘what will next year bring’ turns to colour trends for fashion and interiors.
There are a few specialists in the field of colour prediction and we were fortunate to get the inside gen from a couple of them over the last few weeks at various shows and exhibitions. We have become Seminar Junkies, seating ourselves like eager school kids on the front row to listen to opinions and talks from a wide variety of peeps on a wide variety of subjects. The talks and walks discussing colour were particularly engaging.
One seminar at Decorex by Colour Hive Limited, the colour experts behind MIX Magazine, profiled four key colour stories for 2019/20, Wild, Story, Solace, and Vibe, which we wanted to throw out to you all over the next few weeks as a bit of hint of things to come on the interiors side of things in 2019.
The first, which Colour Hive called ‘Wild’, feels particularly relevant at this time of year, with the autumnal palette and references to the outdoors. ‘Wild’ nods it’s head towards natural earthy colours combined with more urban tones like terracotta, verdigris, moss and mallow. Use groupings of these natural tones with a shot of contrast of oxidised copper, maybe a rich, warm terracotta with a touch of turquoise blue.
Here is our compilation of interiors that really taps into this colour story, and brings the tones and colours of Wild together really effectively.
Tones of green used with natural marbles and warm wood tones at St Georges Gate show home for Bellway in Tooting.
Beautiful rich emerald greens enlivened with deep navy and subtle injections of orange and blush at this show home for Owen Properties at their Nizells Avenue development in Hove.
Leafy greens against dark wood bring a moody and sophisticated palette to life at the Star and Garter penthouse for London Square in Richmond.
A crisp use of green against a pale taupe and white backdrop, bringing in tones of pistachio and apple green to this penthouse for Fruition Properties at their Madison Terrace development in Fulham.
Full on greenery! A bold use of strong colour makes this a really striking scheme, for Optivo at the Embassy Gardens development in Vauxhall.