Choosing which colours to decorate your home with is probably the most important decision you'll make with regard to your interiors. Like fashion, homeware aesthetics fade in and out of popularity, but as far as colour trends go, it pays to go with your gut and invest in the hues that make you happy and feel at ease in your space.
This, however, doesn't mean you have to opt for a wholly neutral palette. Bright colours might be what makes you tick, and that's okay, especially at the moment, when many bright hues have made an impressive and stylish comeback on the interiors scene, providing us with a much-needed refresh from the cold, grey shades that dominated for the longest time.
So if you're looking to switch up your home with a new shade, or if you're like me and want to bring your aforementioned grey pieces bang up to date with the addition of an unexpected hue, scroll on to see the five interior colour trends our editors and expert friends are backing right now.
1. RACING GREEN
"Green is a huge colour trend at present, which I believe is partly because of the pandemic and our natural craving to be outdoors or at least have a connection with it. So we've seen the colour appear on everything from walls (Duck Green is one of Farrow & Ball’s most popular colours) to kitchen cabinetry and upholstery. It is a colour trend that is also coming across through the increased popularity of house plants. Green is surprisingly soothing and a lot more versatile to pair with other colours than you would imagine. We have gained a renewed appreciation for the outdoors, so I believe it's a colour here to stay." — Busola Evans, associate editor and supplements editor, Livingetc and Homes & Gardens
"Pink is all too often overlooked in interiors but really, it works as a more directional-looking neutral. I always find myself gravitating towards paler pink hues; they're the ideal base to come back to if you want warmth, interest and personality in a space and work well as a subtle all-over colour—even on skirting and ceilings." — Katie Brigstock, founder, Style Your Spaces
3. SKY BLUE
"I've always been drawn to colours that quieten and focus the mind, which is probably why I keep investing in blue. While I've always been a fan of navy, right now I find myself leaning towards fresher blue hues; they instantly lift my mood and make my home feel more tranquil in the inevitable working-from-home upheaval." — Emma Spedding, editor, Who What Wear UK
4. CHIC GREIGE
"Warmer neutrals are now being favoured over cooler blue-greys. Dulux's Colour of the Year for 2021, Brave Ground, will serve as a beautiful backdrop to the wooden, woven, rattan and bouclé textures that continue to be so popular." — Charmaine White, founder and interior designer, The White House Interiors
"Coral is a chic and stylish shade that still feels warm and uplifting. It's a perfect colour for summer whether you're by the beach, in the city or in the countryside, but it also looks incredible in the darker months—especially by candlelight." — Sophie Elliott and Cloe Bueso, co-founders, The Sette