Cheers to the most wonderful time of the year!
As we bid farewell to 2023 and eagerly anticipate the fresh opportunities 2024 brings, it’s the perfect downtime to think about new possibilities for your home interiors and how you’d like them to look and feel.
Pantone’s Colour of the Year
Let’s talk about refreshing your Interiors for 2024 with a special focus on colour schemes (how-to) and Pantone’s Colour of the Year. Pantone Colour is a global colour-matching system interior designers refer to when clients are redesigning their homes and what to know what’s new in colour trends and paint tones. Next year, Pantone’s colour is Red Orange, a colour they describe as both spontaneous and self -assured. But Red Orange isn’t for everyone! It’s one of my client’s favourite interiors colours to use… she even decorates her Christmas tree with red orange baubles as you can see!
Benjamin Moore’s Sophisticated Palette of Colours: Blue Nova Takes Center Stage
Benjamin Moore, American paint giant, offers a sophisticated palette of colours for the year I love taking inspiration from. You can check out their gorgeous palette here.
Benjamin Moore’s 2024 Colour of the Year is Blue Nova, a cool and elegant shade of blue with a pretty hint of violet. This intriguing mid-tone colour brings an adventurous feel into the home and again, it might not be for you.
Local Flair: Dulux Guides You Through Colour Harmony
Locally, Dulux makes it easier to choose a colour scheme by showing us ranges of colour palettes. These are designed by an interior designer who I know, so you can be sure they will work together! Have a look at these gorgeous colour palettes here.
2024 Colour Trends
The trend this year and into 2024 in interiors is to experiment with colour in the home, to be curious and interpret it in your own way, to push the boundaries. No more endless white walls please!
We’re seeing a lot more confidence coming through in the use of colour in interiors now. No more minimalism and personally, I’m happy to say no to stark whites or greys!
As a designer, when I meet my clients for the first time, the first thing I ask is, what colours do they like to be surrounded by? The interiors of their home evolve from there… it’s about what our clients bring us – their fave colours (not mine)!
4 Tips to Gradually Introduce Colour:
To help you refresh your interiors for the upcoming year with colour, and if you’re slightly nervous about using bolder colours in your living spaces, here’s 4 TIPS on how you can gradually introduce more colour:
1. Start with a neutral base colour for your walls and floors and throw in a bold colour you love until it feels good. You can start with bold colours in a floor rug, cushions on your sofa or a designer armchair. Bold colours are definitely here to stay! What’s your go-to bold colour?
2. Colour contributes to the mood of the room and if it’s your living space, you can make it feel animated or energising, or calm and tranquil. It all depends on the colours you decide to use in your furnishings. It’s about creating your own interior personality like my client did with her bold, earthy red orange scheme. Think about using colour to create joy, to design a more optimistic space for yourself and your family to love living in.
3. Experiment with colour, be curious, interpret it in your own way and push the boundaries past bland! I encourage clients to play with colour… try chocolate brown over grey for example and look at putting colours together you may not have thought of, like citrine and apricot with green. The easiest way to do this is to visit fabric showrooms, browse and ask for fabric colour swatches to take home, then try them out in your living spaces. And keep this quote in mind which I just love – “Colours are friends with their neighbours but lovers with their opposites” – Marc Chagall
4. Lastly, remember to think about wellness at this sometimes crazy time of the year by bringing the exterior space into your home with colour. You can introduce colour cleverly into living spaces that look out onto gardens with the right nature colour palette.
And, do you know it’s been scientifically proven that living in a beautiful environment creates a positive mindset?
7 Tips to Create Your DIY Home Interior Design
At Susie Miles Design, I’m here to help you refresh your interiors with colour and life and personally guide you to inspire your style!
So whether you’re refurbishing, renovating, building a new home from the ground up, or simply giving a single room a fresh look, I’ve created 7 DIY tried-and-tested Interior Design Tips. These steps will help you with a streamlined proven process to get started on your project for the upcoming year.
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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and safe, joyous holidays with your family!