Colour matching is an art form, so the process of choosing the perfect pairing can be quite daunting when we decide it’s time for a home decoration overhaul. What kind of atmosphere do you want to create? How will the furniture fit into the new colour scheme? How do you avoid overpowering the space? Will this year’s hot colour trend quickly go out of fashion and leave your space looking dated? The questions start to stack up when major redecoration is in the offing, and rightly so – we want to get it just right!
Flooring also has a significant bearing on the aesthetic and colour themes of an interior space. Our luxury vinyl flooring (LVT) offers an abundance of colours, designs and patterns to choose from, helping you to create an interior foundation with endless colour combinations. To create a cohesive aesthetic, every aspect, including the flooring, should be considered with equal importance.
So, this guide will help inspire you, conjure up some new ideas and hopefully steer you in the right direction.
Nordic hues have been popular for a while now, but you can add a modern twist by incorporating sharp shapes and darker tones. We saw hints of this trend last year, but it’s going to get even bigger in 2019.
A dark kitchen may sound overwhelming at first, but you can make a style statement by contrasting jet black walls and appliances with a warm and gentle, light oak flooring shade, such as Select Classic Oak 24228. This contrast helps to brighten the space and ensure that moody palette doesn’t overpower the room.
When executed effectively, the Scandi-noir theme evokes a high-end aesthetic and can add an element of luxury and class to any room.
From wall colours to soft furnishings, jewel tones have become a staple in many homes throughout the last year. A vibrant shade of teal blue or emerald green, pairs perfectly with warm, dark oak, wood-effect shades of flooring, such as Impress Laurel Oak 51852, which adds a sense of elegance and serenity to any room.
Such dramatic colours make a bold statement when used as an accent wall or even throughout the entire room. We expect to see amethyst, emerald and topaz take centre stage in living rooms this year.
The power of pastels
In 2019 pastels are expected to be “the new neutral”. After Pantone announced ‘Living Coral’, a warm, golden-undertoned, pink-orange shade, as its 2019 Colour of the Year, bright and cheerful peach, pastel shades will prove to be popular as we head into the spring.
Bright spaces that utilise strategic pops of colour have taken over from the neutral, minimalist look of yesterday, in favour of warm shades that can boost mood and increase happiness. Adding a pop of colour to the bathroom is an easy way for homeowners to incorporate this trend and add some energy to this usually stark room of the house.
Warm wall colours such as peach or lemon work perfectly in the bathroom alongside flooring with ashy, grey tones like the Transform Mexican Ash 20965.