COLOUR TRENDS | Everything that’s old is new

The choice of colour sets the mood and style for your home, so it’s imperative you get it right. Do you want a cool and calm look with blues, marble, and steel, or a warm and rustic feel, with timbers, rustic reds and matte metallic? To help you figure out your style, and perhaps even inspire a new look, here are just some of the trends in textures and tones we’re seeing come through our builds:

Rustic red

Brass has been making a comeback over the last few years, but we expect this to amp up in 2018, as it becomes the preferred material over traditional metallic like silver. Earthy tones such as terracotta and rust reds are also here to stay, sitting pretty against the ubiquitous millennial pink.

Purple Reign

Instead of bold greens and blues, purple has now become the feature colour of choice, adding a regal feel to your home. So far, we’ve seen it appear as a centerpiece in furniture and on the walls, as well as scattered more subtly throughout with accessories and fixtures.

Texture and terrazzo

Marble is once again on the return, appearing in numerous kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. However, terrazzo is also on the rise. With a large variety of colours and textures, it is incredibly versatile and can be used as a subtle material or a daring design statement. Its increased availability in residential design makes it easier than ever to incorporate.

It’s mahogany darling!

While the Scandi style of light timbers and white space has dominated design over the last few years, dark timber is now making a comeback, with mahogany, oak and walnut all appearing. These shades form the perfect complement to earthy tones and provide yet another textural point of difference.

Wabi Sabi

Less a colour trend and more an approach to life, Wabi Sabi is a Japanese term that relates to products and objects that become more beautiful over time. It encapsulates the idea of finding beauty in things that are imperfect or incomplete, and when applied to home design, refers to living in a non-constructed way. Embracing the wear and tear of everyday for what it is – a sign of people living – is becoming more mainstream and influencing what materials are used in common living spaces.

Colour and texture play a huge role in your home’s overall look and feel, but it doesn’t need to cost you the world. If renovating on a budget, start with accessories to accentuate the theme, like throws, cushions, paintings/wall art and vases. These can also be easily updated when your mood changes.

To find out more about colour trends, home design and new builds, get in touch with the Ramsay Builders team.

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