It’s no secret that colour engages with people’s emotions and trends often represent society’s collective emotional state. Last year saw trends for fashion and the home centred around ‘sanctuary’ palettes, colours known to be calm and relaxing, neutral hues and colours with little pigment were the favourites – warm shades of grey, white stone and taupe.
Moving into 2022 and beyond, we’ll begin to see stronger, more saturated shades emerge, especially in the world of fashion and design. After the global pandemic people are using colour to feel good. They’re bolder and braver and are excited about the possibility of re-engaging with the world, the most recent catwalk shows were riots of colour.
Colour is making a comeback in the home too, with design for the home all about creating things which can be adapted. Constructing buildings with some non-structural internal walls which can come down as and when needed, spaces to evolve, and unfitted kitchen units suited to rental spaces which people can take with them when they move.
Bring the outdoors in… and breathe
Liminal is an ode to the natural world, focusing on creating a space that connects us to nature. Clean lines, layered textures and muted, dusky colours are combined to blend the boundaries between the indoor and outdoor, creating a holistic place to soothe the mind and invite quiet contemplation and relaxed conversation. As the light floods in, the subtle tones of chalky aqua and soft greys embrace an airy openness, while the natural textures enhance the botanical greenery of indoor gardens and living walls.
A deeper green grounds the palette adding depth and definition, to make a calming space to appreciate nature and boost wellbeing.
Dreams meet reality
As more people find escape in a digital world with unconventional forms and explosive pops of colour. Unexpected but refined, Illusory allows you to be inspired by digital reality and immersive technology. Muted pinks help in creating contemporary murals, dreamlike pinks harmonise, whilst a bright neon citrus and a deep muted amethyst add an unexpected punch and bring the palette to life.
Immerse in the big blue
Capturing the mood of the nation through the last few months, wanting to escape to sunny climates, Reset is evocative of the most breath-taking view in the most memorable of destinations. A Mediterranean inspired palette to bring a sense of calm to people’s walls. The different blues drift from one to the next, with warm ochres, sandy hues and hessian textures restoring equilibrium with organic naturalness.