Colour trends in 2020 are all about life, experiencing it fully, enjoying it softly and engaging in it passionately. According to national colour expert from Sensational colour Kate Smith, popular colours in 2020 and 2021 will both move the soul and embrace the spirit of life.
Colour Trends For The Home
Colours trends in 2020-21 are earthy and fun. There are 4 distinct colour palettes that are rising in popularity. On one end of the spectrum there are earthy, connected colours. Then there are fun, playful colours on the other end.
Trending colours can definitely serve as an inspiration to people who are making changes to their home exteriors. Most homeowners will find that the palettes that work best for them are those that align with their personalities. People should start with that idea in mind. Then, they can find the version of the colour that works best for their home designs.
Earthy & Natural
A full-circle approach to design includes using biodegradable materials and repurposing manufacturing waste. You can also seek eco-friendly practices and products with longer life spans, like composite roofing or vinyl siding.
Our evolving view of the world comes to life in colours that feel natural, stable, and balanced yet vibrant and fully alive. These colours all mirror this attitude:
- Chinese Porcelain
- Back to Nature
- Intenso Beige
These are earthy and connected colours that could all be used on a home’s siding or as accent colours on an exterior.
Soft Calm Mood
Design goes beyond “form follows function” as materials and technology are integrated to produce designs focused on well-being. Using what scientists have learned about how visual aesthetics can impact our brains and physiology, designers employ colour, lighting, sounds, scents, and textures to stimulate our senses.
Softness in colour and tactile materials drive designs that nurture the spirit. The feel of a surface is as important as its look and must appeal to all of our senses. These colour trends embody this soft, calm mood:
- First Light
- Golden Straw
- Individual White
- Light Drizzle
Lighter & Connected
As millennials age and come into their own, it appears a new nomadic lifestyle is replacing the goal of settling down for many. With mobility and freedom in mind, the focus turns to what is essential and meaningful in life.
Designs that support a lighter lifestyle take their cues from a blend of Scandinavian style and Japanese aesthetics. The look is clean, sophisticated, functional, and adaptable. People experiencing life to its fullest unite with their adventurous spirit through ‘connecting colours’ such as:
- Dark Clove
- Brown Clay
- Cocoa Whip
- Cushing Green
- Creamy Mushroom
A home with any of these appealing colours as a composite shake or slate roof.
Free-Spirited & Playful
With a need to rise above the fray of everyday normalities, playful colours beckon us to step over to the lighter side of life.
Our lives are ever-changing, and our style less formal than in previous decades. We want to be entertained and to experiment with new ideas. Our homes become a place to both stimulate our creativity and express our personality.
We’re striving toward colour, pattern, and texture, all of which will be used to create carefully edited Instagram-worthy spaces. The ‘pops of colour’ used in home décor from these colour trends show our lighter sides of life.
Designers dip into the brighter side of the palette to create energetic colour schemes and clever colour combinations for these free-spirited colours. These ones add a dose of playfulness and humour to any space:
- Bluebird, Aquarium
- Rustic Pottery
- Gambol Gold
- Calypso Berry
These 4 colour groupings define our emotional living status right now. From full painted walls to accent throw pillows, you’ll see these colours growing in popularity for home décor over the next several years.
The Gist of it
These colour trends help us understand how to design and decorate our home while ensure it suits our styles. Despite the categories listed, don’t be surprised if you also find some cross over colours. A person may wish to have composite siding on their home’s exterior in a more serene colour of Cushing Green, but on the interior you’ll find splashes of their Free Spirited colours of Calypso Berry or Gambol Gold on an accept wall.
What colour trends do you like?
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