2015 is all about letting loose – at least in your home. That’s because the trend in home décor is all about self expression, highlighted by a paint palette that is filled with colour-combination possibilities for every taste.
The home is a refuge and the one place where we can truly express ourselves. Our 2015 colour palette can be likened to an artful collage dominated by rich, bright tones and supported by saturated, nature-infused neutrals – intended to be used together in creative ways according to your individual preference. Like the styles we’re seeing on the fashion runways, the home décor trend in 2015 will be all about mixing, not matching, and anything goes.
With ocean blue as the standout colour of the year, you can use our 2015 colour palette as a starting point and adapt it to your personal tastes.
Here’s what’s trending for 2015 for each colour family in home décor:
Blues: Next year’s popular blues are neither too dark nor too light; rather, they are mid-toned. Think crisp, clear sky and sea: the shade of worn jeans. Upbeat and fresh, these blues are best suited for those who have a classic or traditional décor taste, especially when paired with light and dark greys and tans. Our CIL top blue pick for the year is Hidden Harbor (70BG 32/238 MC30).
Reds: Berry red – reminiscent of ruby slippers, Valentines and lipstick – will continue to accent home décor in the year ahead. Infused with energy, next year’s glamorous reds – such as Drum Beat (00YR/08 409* DL05) – coordinate well with chocolate brown, cream and tan, and they are fitting for those seeking to create an opulent look.
Oranges: Orange will tone down in 2015, taking on an easier-to-live-with flair. Conjuring up images of autumn leaves, pumpkins and spice, the new oranges – including Indian Summer (30YR 26/330 MC08)– are ideal for bohemian-inclined tastes. They work especially well on an accent wall and can be warmed up with sunny yellow or cooled down with ocean blue.
Yellows: Moving away from the buttercream hue that was popular last year, yellows in 2015 will be strong and dramatic. This vibrant yellow, such as Curry Spice (45YY 62/805* DL19), can be likened to the colour of a taxi cab, sunflower or happy face, filled with optimism. Geared towards a modernist style, it works best as a pop colour, particularly when combined with grey, white and soft blue.
Greens: Grey-toned pastel green, such as Jade Frost (50GY 53/033 DL48), will increasingly make its way into home décor in the coming year. Emitting a modern, oceanic feel, the new greens are both soothing and invigorating at the same time, perfect for the naturalist. We recommend pairing new greens with earth tones and wooden accents to bring comfort to living spaces.
Violets: Lavender will take centre stage in the purple family over the coming year. Think soft pastels, delicate accents, silk fabric, floral patterns and vintage pieces – dream décor for romantics. Our key violet for 2015 is Soft Wine (30RR 49/067 SE02).
Berry red – such as Drum Beat (00YR/08 409* DL05)– will continue to accent home décor in the year ahead.
Yellows in 2015 will be vibrant and optimistic, delivering a modernist feel. Featured on the walls of this room is Curry Spice (45YY 62/805* DL19).
Grey-toned pastel green, such as Jade Frost (50GY 53/033 DL48), will be popular in the coming year, emitting a modern, oceanic feel.