Finally we can add lot’s of colour in our interior again, but for the winter time we add a little milk to all the colours. So they are getting softer and warmer. All the shades of new colours are welcome! Combine these colours with gold or copper and it will look super stylish and luxurious.
For me as an interior designer I’m seeking for nice colours all the time. It’s a big theme in my line of work. If the colours ain’t right, the complete interior can feel chaotic or restless. If that’s not your goal, you should really take your time to find out which colours are good for you and make a nice colour palette in your interior.
For this article I was doing some research about the forecast of “new” colours. There’s a lot of debate about colour forecast. Because all the colours are already out there, look into nature anywhere. You will find them.
But there are still people and companies who tell you which colours are hot these upcoming period. And they come up with new names. Every season there are 50 shades of new colours.
One guy wrote down that a colour forecast is bullshit and you choose the colours with your heart. So you choose colours which you personally like. I think that’s a of course very important.
You should only think this over. Why do we like particular colours this period and why didn’t we like them the period before? So we go back to the people and companies who make the forecasts. Complete fashion, interior and art industries use the new colours. If they were first or the forecast makers, I can’t really say. But I think the industries choose the colours and everyone takes over.
If someone like Diana von Furstenburg designs something in some colour, then the domino effect has begun.
Newly appreciated as a prestige colour, black is the pulsating force behind the forecast and the perfect canvas on which other colours are revealed.
Appearing in cool and warm guises, white is important because of its properties as opposed to its actual colour.
Essential to the palette, grays stretch across a variety of hues, warm and natural, muted and hard.
This season, greens take two directions: the first is a more yellowish and olive-oil-led direction while the second is cooler, sometimes glassy, but also more mineral, cool and Nordic.
Reminding us of light and radiance, yellows are important this season because of their warming presence and their effects on surface and texture.
Now suffused with spicy hues, shades in the orange family display influences of caramel, cinnamon and saffron.
Penetrating all levels of design, purples, in a variety of berry colours are now a lifestyle as opposed to a fashion shade and is critical to this season’s palette.
Becoming more sophisticated, blues move away from the more classic indigo shades to those that are infused with gray or green.
From nutmeg and tan to the red infused winey red browns, the browns continue to be very important across all materials and surfaces.
A safe option for those looking to add bright color, red is a well-received and well-understood pop color that is being combined in new ways.
Pastel shades leap from nuanced neutrals to stronger and more assertive color.
Metallics remain important; however this season they are as pragmatic as they are decorative, combining with light or texture to enhance, bring movement and textural dimension.