2015 is already under full swing, which can be hard to believe. But with a new year comes new trends, new technologies, and new ways to turn heads with your choices in decor and colours. We’re already seeing some exciting new ways to paint your home, ways that call back to old-school sensibilities while paving the way for new and different trends that will surely be popping up as the year goes on. Here are some of our favourite trends this year, straight from the professionals dedicated to pushing home design in great new directions.
The first colour trend we’ve noticed is actually fairly basic at first glance, but have a new level of complexity. Many designers are calling the colour scheme “nuanced neutrals,” greys, blacks, and whites that have a little more depth than we usually find in these safe colour choices. Neutral are always a safe bet and long lasting. They can go with most furniture and let you replace pieces around it without losing cohesion. These new neutral colours add to the depth of your rooms, however, with textures and bold decisions that blend function and fashion. Look for clay blues and warm wine colours that offer something that;s at once laid back but draws attention.
Another trend we’re seeing pop up is much bolder: accent walls. With most walls in a room using one of the new neutrals, you can add some pop and flavour with a bold wall of a completely different colour. Think bright colours for accent walls, like blues or reds that immediately draw attention to themselves. Coupled with some clever furniture choices, such as painted chair legs that compliment your wall, and you’ll have a room that absolutely everyone will notice, and try in vain to copy.
But perhaps our favourite trend that’s already getting a lot of attention and acclaim this year is pastels. They’re swiftly moving out of nurseries and kids’ bedrooms and into other parts of the home. Look for grown up pastel colours for your bathrooms especially, which can add a level of elegance to rooms we usually paint with very functional colours. Doing so will make people want to simply hang out there since the warm, inviting soft pinks and yellows will feel comfortable and inviting. It’s a strange phenomenon, but we’re already seeing it happen!
These are just three ideas for new colours that you will find popping up all over this coming year, so if you’re on the market for some new colour choices, be sure to check out these colour ideas. With a combination of complex neutrals and bold accent walls, any room in your home will draw attention. And a clever and restrained use of pastels can make any room the place everyone wants to hang out. Be sure to keep an eye on any trends you see popping up this year, as 2015 is sure to be an exciting year for bold, new directions for painting colours.