Every year, the design and décor magazines come up with colour trends that tell us which shades and tones will dominate the home and décor industry, fashion, and every other aspect of our lives in which colour plays a huge part.
How are these colour trends decided? While the main institute announcing the colours of the year is Pantone, a lot of big paint companies also release their colour palette of the year. These are decided after undertaking extensive research on the overriding social, economic and political concerns and how it affects the different spheres of daily life including the public’s moods and sentiments of the season.
So with a constantly changing environment, what colour trends does 2017 bring? Experts believe that people are turning towards colours that are more soft and comforting rather than those that can firmly be put in any camp. While neutrals will never go out of trend, the tones in demand definitely change season to season. A current favourite is lighter, airier shades of brown rather than chocolate or dark wood browns. Shades of mocha, cinnamon, honey will be common in living areas which are a little more neutral than bedrooms. When it comes to home painting ideas for interiors, a fast favourite seems to be all tones of grey. From pearl sheens, to dove grey to even darker shades of charcoal and hematite, grey is one colour increasingly used in décor styles in a variety of interior setups.
Apart from these neutrals, 2017 also brings an interesting collection of vibrant shades to adequately brighten up living and commercial spaces. For a year that is just starting out and is seeing one of the most intense summers all over the world, hues of blue and apple green are being used increasingly for a breath of fresh air.
For more traditional styles, shades of olive, dusk, lilac are in; especially if your interiors are done up in a French farmhouse or shabby chic décor style. With interior home painting ideas , colours are usually chosen according to the ongoing trend and the personality of the homeowner. Confident, outgoing personalities gravitate towards spicier colours from the collections such as sunshine yellow, deep sea blues, spicy reds, etc. People who tend to spend more time at home and like the exterior to reflect their inner quietude are more likely to veer towards taupe, mineral grey, and earthy greens. Lastly, for those who want their home to be an extension of themselves and comfortable above all, powder blue, stone white, amethyst tones are a favourite.
We hope this handy guide starts you off in the right direction and helps you pick the best trendy shades of the season!