Chunky textures in neutral tones ooze style and comfort which inspired us to create this moodboard. There is beauty in the purity of natural materials like wood, cork or wool and fabrics in denser knitted weaves add luxury to a space.
Use this look in rooms where you spend a lot of time and want to feel cosy and relaxed, such as a bedroom or living room. Neutral carpets bring a sense of calm and are popular because of their versatility to work with different schemes as trends change. In a similar way, plaids and simple patterns are timeless but add a touch of class and detailed interest to a room. The defined texture that carpet adds helps prevent a neutral scheme from looking lacklustre too.
Pale greys, blue and cream shades can all work well with layered textures and patterns but rich browns and warm terracotta tones are growing in popularity so expect to see them more and more throughout 2019. Dulux selected Spiced honey as their colour for the year, a warm caramel shade that works well against a range of colours. Dulux says “This palette is about creating a home where we can surround ourselves with the people and things we love. It’s about having somewhere to enjoy time with friends, neighbours and family." Uncertainty in society has meant that homes are becoming more of a sanctuary and an escape from the outside politics of the modern world. Pantone’s colour of the year is 'Living Coral' which echoes this sentiment too; vibrant, yet mellow, it embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in a continually shifting environment.
This is probably one of the least fleeting design schemes so as we look to the year ahead you can be confident that a warm neutral room will wear well and look great for longer.
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