CALL IT RETRO OR CALL IT HISTORICAL RICHNESS BUT BRILLIANT YELLOWS, PUMPKIN ORANGES AND TOMATO REDS ARE THE ACCENT COLOURS OF THE SEASON. MIX THEM WITH PRETTY PASTELS FOR A COLOURFUL BALANCE AND YOU HAVE THE HOTTEST PAINT COLOUR TRENDS FOR 2014.
THINK BOLD LUMINOUS COLOURS FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD PAINTBOX AND YOU’VE GOT THE IDEA.
Vibrant optimistic hues are bold, brash and full of action-packed energy. Whether it’s touches of colour in accessories and furniture or feature walls, these colours provide excitement to neutral colour schemes. Scandinavian inspired colour schemes are on the rise, with retro pastels being paired with bright red accessories.
Pastel blues, greens, beiges, whites and off-whites, and natural light wood tones are typical Scandinavian colours, with an additional vibrant accent colour. The neutral white surfaces (floors, walls, ceilings or furniture) and bleached wood offset the colour flow from pastels to bright hues.
While yellow is one of the trending leaders of 2014, blue – the colour of clear open skies and calm seas – is undeniably au courant.
Greens from the new palette are different from the greens of recent seasons. They are becoming more natural. The current season’s greens have either muddy undertones or clear minty ones, both inspired by nature.
Pinks are no longer the domain of the very young – they’re feminine, retro and very modern.
The new palette sees a few vintage purples coming through, romantic colours that evoke wistful nostalgia.
The red palette continues to be a playful one, with shades of tomato, pohutukawa and crimson as bold as ever. They are unapologetically strong tones, and when paired with other retro colours, make for a bold, carefree statement, a direct link to our newly acquired sense of adventure.
BRIGHT COLOURS ARE HERE TO STAY, SO IF YOU’RE CRAZY ABOUT COLOUR, 2014 IS THE YEAR FOR YOU. IF YOU’D LIKE ASSISTANCE IN SELECTING AN INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR PAINT COLOUR SCHEME, FOR ANY RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL PROJECT, PLEASE CONTACT CANDY & CO.
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