3 Spring Trends to Brighten up Your Home
Posted on 3 March 2016
With spring just around the corner, fresh colours, natural hues and clean shapes are bursting onto the interiors scene. As the daffodils flower, the mornings get lighter and everything starts to feel a little more pleasant, it’s the perfect time of year for giving your home a lift. Bring your space into bloom for the season with these interior trends that capture a sense of the bright and beautiful at this refreshing time of year.
COOL, GREY AND NATURAL
Grey was a signature colour of 2015 and it’s going nowhere for the rest of the year. The shade’s versatility is vast, creating a cool and calming base that can be paired with almost any other tone. This spring we’re seeing light greys being mixed with a pared-back palette of white, putty and charcoal. Rose gold and brass accessories add edgy contrasts while green plants bring bursts of fresh colour and a fun, organic feel.
Patterns are absent from this style which emphasises the beauty of unfussy simplicity. Furniture is inspired by the form and function of the Scandinavian vogue with practical fabrics and simple wooden details. Feature mirrors to bounce light around your room and include raw fabrics such as linen, cotton and wicker to capture a sense of natural elegance.
When it comes to flooring, the ashen tones and understated rustic details of Vusta
Limed Oak, Smoked Oak and White Planed are great for this trend. Plus, while a grey floor is fitting with the look, it’s also a very practical colour that can carry off almost any changes you might want to make
to your interior theme in the future.
PRETTY PASTELS WITH PUNCH
Pastels are the perfect way to add a gentle touch of colour to your room. These shades also make lovely company for cool greys; their creamy and powdery tones adding subtle contrasts to the palette. Floral patterns bring delicacy and sophistication to the look while vintage brass accessories capture a rustic, period feel.
Clash a pastel palette with brighter shades of teal, ochre and fuchsia to add warmth and a contemporary angle to this classic style. To create a really unique feel in your space, feature an eclectic mix of furniture including modern and traditional styles with contrasting shapes and details.
Why wait until the summer to get tropical? Jungle themes are back on the scene and this year they've been given a brighter and bolder twist. We're seeing big palm tree prints being paired with detailed ethnic patterns while bright white walls are placed against subtle greys and moodier shades such as navy and charcoal. Mustard is also a key colour, popping up in bold bursts of furniture and strong bursts of black ramp-up the contrast.
Add edge to the look with shiny gold surfaces and feature mirrors to help lift the light of your space. Modern furniture in unusual shapes adds an up-to-date feel while quirky objects such as pineapples and elephants bring a sense of fun.
The worn design of Weathered Beam makes great company for jungle style, bringing a rustic feel to beneath the feet. Distressed Olive Wood and Walnut have richer, darker tones that are ideal for emphasising a moodier take on the look.