If you love to evolve the look in your Northern Territory home, 2019 was a game changer in emerging trends that will continue to dominate through 2020. Some trends come and go whereas others are here for the long-haul. To give you some idea of what’s hot right now, consider the following colour trends.
Abstract artwork took centre stage as a popular colour trend in 2019. Geometrics and blocks of colours bring a personal touch that cannot be achieved with conventional design. If you believe that the colour scheme in each room should create a particular mood, emotions, abstract is the way to go. The general technique is using bold colours and patterns that do not conform to any specific style of décor. If you have been blessed with artistic talent, this is the style for you.
Hand drawn lines and other objects are punctuated with the colours that best represent your personality. Free-spirited interiors allow you to use colours that are usually considered too bold for interior décor. Make plain, cream or grey walls your canvas adorned with contrasting colours of your own choosing.
Back to Nature
Nautical or forest themes have evolved over the years. In the past, décor would literally draw from the themes found in nature. However, a more modern variation of this type of theme involves taking hints of colour from the places where you feel most relaxed and creating a theme that can evoke those emotions in a way that is not overly obvious.
Earthy colours can transform a modern kitchen to create a more rustic feel. A hint of green contrasted against ocean blue in a bathroom is a great way to create a comfortable and relaxed space. The more neutral the shade, the easier it is to create a colour scheme that achieves the feeling that you want without making the space look tacky.
Simple & Structured
The Nordic style of décor has been a mainstay throughout recent years. Rather than becoming more complex as trends change, simple and structured refines previous themes. The idea is to strip back to establish a calm and relaxing space. This is your happy place where you go to chill out after a hard day at work, school or play. Grey is still in but a generally neutral colour scheme is what really represents this style.
Keeping your theme structured and stripped back are great ways to ensure that a space isn’t too busy or distracting. This is achieved through simple designs that break up colour for contrast with less emphasis on bold statements. This trend is popular because it can be applied in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and bedrooms.
Paint is not the only way to achieve the perfect interior colour scheme. Cushions, throws and furs can be utilised to compliment or switch up an existing style. A popular trend in 2019, home comforts are achieved with natural colours that are drawn from the organic palette. Ocean blues and forest greens are soothing and create a relaxed space.
Whenever you change your interior colour scheme it is important to consider switching up other home comforts. For instance, it is difficult to achieve a stripped back and structured style when your throws are popping with bright and vibrant colours. Mix and match to see what works for you, remembering to store away whatever you don’t use in case those items come into fashion again.
Are you considering a colour scheme makeover as part of a home renovation project? Speak to Houspect in the Northern Territory to discuss all your building inspection needs.