The world is becoming more and more hectic every day, it is not surprising that more than ever we feel the need for comfort – especially at home. The easiest and safest way to increase the coziness of your home is to repaint the walls. After all, it is color that determines our mood and our perception of the world around us.
The most popular color is beige. But it is also too boring: in beige interiors we feel calm, but they rarely inspire us or energize us.
Brands of designer paints advise to look at fresh natural shades, which are as neutral as beige, but have a bright personality and can really create an amazing effect in the interior.
Is it easy to decide to change the usual way of thinking and instead of cream color to choose, for example, the blue of the morning sky or the deep and calm gray-green? Maybe not, but it’s worth a try – you can only understand if it is for your or not only when you see it.
In order not to make a mistake with the shade, do color samples. They will show how the shade will look in the interior at different times of the day and under artificial lighting and how well it will combine with furniture and textiles.
There are 9 shades worth paying attention to.
ULTRA MARINE BLUE, FARROW & BALL
Shades of blue are to be the most popular in the 2020. Do not be too careful with them, experiment please! Blue and its undertones are the first step towards color for all lovers of safe and neutral monochrome interiors.
The romantic and very decorative shade of Ultra Marine Blue from Farrow & Ball visually expands the space, fills it with tranquility and serves as an ideal backdrop for works of art.
DUTCH ORANGE, FARROW & BALL
Neither dull autumn nor monochrome winter outside the window can affect the warm atmosphere of the interior with Dutch Orange walls. The British love this pure bright orange for its ability to fill the room with a warm glow and revitalize absolutely any space. It goes well with Verdigris Green and Skimmed Milk White, but it looks especially amazing and organically with Duck Green paints.
ORANGE COLOURED WHITE, FARROW & BALL
Contrary to popular belief, white interiors can also be warm. “Orange White” from F&B has a little red pigment in its composition, and therefore is ideal for decorating warm and cozy rooms with windows to the north.
DUCK GREEN, FARROW & BALL
The green shades, which became the most popular in 2019, will remain in the top and in the new year. Bright and rich tones give the way to restrained and natural shades, such as Duck Green, for example. “Duck green” is a non-trivial alternative to all popular, but already boring shades of gray in the interior. This color will bring special cosiness paired with Deep Reddish Brown – when used for painting doors and baseboards.
LAKE RED, FARROW & BALL
Do you think the pinkish red paint in the interior is an adventure? You just don’t know how to work with it! This expressive shade is not agressive – it is energetic. And absolutely safe – in some cultures, pinkish red is considered the color of happiness. Lake Red will work perfectly in a small room or dressing room: the interior will gain depth and charisma. Want to add a little chic to the space without sacrificing peace? Work with the ceiling!
AUTUMN MOOR, DESIGNERS GUILD
It is a mistake to think that shades of gray in the interior will strengthen the cold season blues, on the contrary, they can create a surprisingly relaxed and calm atmosphere at home. The main thing is to choose the right company. For example, the refined and slightly hazy shade of gray Autumn Moor by Designers Guild will work perfectly in a duet with shades of green apple, lime and even olive.
TG BLUE, DESIGNERS GUILD
Summer colors in the interior – is an off-season solution. They help create a light, open and positive atmosphere, evoke pleasant associations with the holidays, soften the utilitarianism of the room: try painting the walls in the kitchen in TG Blue from Designers Guild – and you will understand everything yourself.
CAPUCHIN, CHARBONE AND THAMES MUD, PAINT & PAPER LIBRARY
Can a black and white interior be warm and cozy? Yes, if you add a little ocher (in the form of a shade of Thames Mud, PPL), bet on wood coatings and fill the space with personal items. To ensure that all shades are harmoniously combined, make sure that there is yellow pigment in white and black shades, as, for example, in Capuchin and Charbone from the Monochrome, Paint & Paper Library palette.
LIVID, LITTLE GREENE
The gray-green-blue shade of Livid from Little Greene is one of our favorites, and, believe us, it seems gloomy only at first glance. Pick for it a company in the form of an expressive shade of pink – and it will reveal its deep and restrained character. This color combination is harmonious and relevant outside of time, which is called timeless: you can paint the walls and forget about the revamp for a long time.