Add sophistication to your home with these colour trends

Try these two easy ways to give your space a new feel with a pop of colour. 

Achieve timeless and sophisticated aesthetics in a serene, calm way or with a chic, fashion-forward look by embracing the use of colour in your home.

This is how you do it:

  • A touch of sophistication

In a world where trends come and go, there is something enduringly captivating about classic colours. These timeless hues, ranging from rich blues to earthy browns, possess an innate ability to ground a space and ensemble it with a sense of luxury and sophistication. Their versatility allows them to seamlessly blend with contemporary and traditional aesthetics, making them a staple choice for those seeking to infuse their surroundings with a touch of timeless elegance.

Dulux’s Colour of the Year, Sweet Embrace with its calming, warming and uplifting palettes can foster a soft yet sophisticated feel into your home, especially when combined with a natural greens or blues. Source: Dulux


How to create the look: Opt for natural greens, blues and dusky lilacs – they should be muted, yet vibrant. Whether used as a focal point or subtle accent, classic colours never fail to add depth, warmth and character, reminding us that sometimes, simplicity is the ultimate form of luxury and sophistication. Pair these colours with natural accessories, like a sisal rug and straw baskets. 

  • A touch of whimsy

Mixing dreamy tones of lilacs and yellows will help create a fun, upbeat and friendly scenery without overpowering your space, and overwhelming the eye. 

Mix and match Sweet Embrace™ with soft ochre colours such as the Mustard Oil from the warm colour story bring an extra blast of light-heartedness and warmth to your home – evoking a feeling of energy, joy, and openness to new possibilities. Source: Dulux


How to create the look: Dare to be creative and experiment with different colour combinations. For a look that mimics nature, pair smoky lilac with a pale, washed-out turquoise blue or tend towards the brighter end of the spectrum and combine sherbet lemon with mint green. Bring in a pop of colour in a brighter hue, If you would like to add more depth to your colour combinations.

Bold, vibrant colours, whimsical patterns, and playful wall elements are taking the spotlight. This trend is immensely appealing because it taps into the human desire for joy and positivity, making every day feel like a celebration. These vivacious shades will inject an unapologetic sense of fun and energy into interiors, creating spaces that radiate positivity. For example, if your pastel colour scheme is chalky blue and buttery yellow, you could add a sofa in a dark blue hue with cushions in a brighter blue, like ultramarine, to match. Or add a dash of black – nothing grounds a room like a hint of charcoal or ebony.

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