If the year 2020 has taught us anything about design it is that the walls in our homes definitely need a fresh coat of paint. We spent a lot more time within our own four walls in 2020 than we normally would and we began to see things with a more critical eye. Let's be honest here: it's beginning to look boring. But don't worry, this can be fixed relatively easily. By giving your walls a fresh coat of paint, for example.
A new colour can completely change the look and atmosphere of a room. The only question that remains to be answered is which colour to pick. To help you start out the year with the right colour, we have compiled a list of colours which, according to design experts, will be trending this year. It is clear that 2021 will be all about creating calming and relaxing spaces. Let's look at the colours more closely.
Shades of Blue
Blue is well-known for being a calming colour. With 2020 being such a difficult and chaotic year, it is only natural for blue to be the It-colour. We will see blue in all its wondrous shades this year ranging from deep blue walls and strong blue accents to subtle soft neutral blues.
Earth Tones: Back to Nature
We are still being forced to endure long periods of time indoors which makes us appreciate our time spent outdoors even more. If you would like to be closer to nature, use earth tones in your home. Earthy colours have a relaxing effect on us - exactly what we need when we spend so much time at home. Whether in shades of green or rust and even chocolate brown, all these colours will add cosy warmth.
Go Big with Brown
Although natural earthy colours will be popular in 2021, brown will rule them all. After grey dominating for the past several years, soft browns and beiges are on the rise. These shades create a soft and comforting ambience.
All about Aubergine
For a luxurious touch, many people will turn to the colour aubergine. This intense, atmospheric colour is paradoxically neutral which is why it can be used on the walls of any room. Use plush textures, elaborate prints and gold-plated fittings to accessorise.
Stylish with Saffron
Just because your travel plans have been put on hold doesn't mean you can't continue to lead a jet setting life. To conjure up a little piece of your travels in your own home, bold saffron tones are just what you need. This unexpected splash of colour can be easily matched with any decor. Atmospheric shades of anthracite, rich reds or turquoise can be used in the background or as accents.
Yellow all the Way
Why stop at saffron? Yellow will brighten up all shadows in 2021. Although it had the reputation for being monotonous and traditional earlier, that has changed now - as long as you choose the right shade. A self-confident, bold and crisp yellow brings a glow to every room. Don't limit yourself to painting the walls. Wallpaper is also a great way to add bold colours and prints and freshen up a room.
You can't go wrong this year with neutrals. White and pale neutrals are currently the "non-colours" of choice. Your biggest advantage? You can add your choice of accessories with bold designs and strong colours.
Do you want to transform your home into a calming refuge? Then choose a soft pastel. In times of stress, relaxing and happy colours will perk you up. Shades such as oyster, chalk, cream, oats, sky blue and celadon green will be the go-to colours for a calmer 2021. To make a room even cosier add fabrics and prints in similar muted colours. They will stand out against the pastel background without overshadowing the rest of the room.