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The recent COVID-19 outbreak & still uncertainties with Brexit, will dominate the markets in 2020.
A 'don't move' improve adage will predominantly remain.
Grey has been huge over the last few years & still continues to have a place in 2020, however the new colour of the year is Blue.
The colour is called Classic Blue, It's clean, elegant & uplifting.
Beiges Will continue to dominate; warmer greyer beiges, with a hint more softness.
Example; ‘Elephants Breath’ by Farrow & Ball.
Golden mustardy shades, Greens & Coral pinks, dark rust to deep chocolate browns will be winners in 2020.
The overall look for the year continues from 2019, of understated luxury, creating beauty with imperfection.
Colour palette for 2020 will reflect this sense of richness & luxury with sensuous jewel tones.
Ruby reds, emerald greens, Golden mustards, sapphire blues will feature heavily.
Use these colours with backdrops of deeper Matt blues, greys & even natural blacks, for a dramatic look.
Soften the look with muted hues, like lavender & lilac.
After the popularity of Rose gold, its on its way out, making way for mixing metals such as brass, gold & copper, creating a warm feel in the home.
it looks great with rough timbers & brickwork.
Velvet is the fabric choice, creating more drama & a more luxurious feel.
For example a statement sofa or chair, rather than the odd scatter cushion.
Injecting large groupings of plants into your home, turning them into a feature.
Oversized artwork continues to be the biggest interior design trend of 2020.
This will take over from gallery walls, which can tend to look too cluttered for current tastes.
Invest in original artwork & oversized photographic prints
Finally at the end of the day, when we retire to the bedroom, will be to create havens of calm & tranquility, minamalistic, for an escape from our increasingly technological lives.
Use contrasting textures to maintain interest & invest on good storage solutions so it flows with the balance of the room, fitted units always work best, so you can hide the clutter away.
My final thoughts;
At the end of the day, decorating interiors is not all about the latest trends, style guides & following rules.
Yes! there will always be a certain look that captures our imagination, sweeping into our homes in waves, before retreating & making way for the next batch.
Its more about creating a home you will feel comfortable & relaxed in, a home that is personal to you
I would be more than delighted to help with advice on Interior Design, Colour Scheming, Lighting, ’which is so important to the overall scheme’ planning & the practical work involved, to create the beautiful home you desire.
Stephen M Davidson 2020
Grey is from the root of historical decoration, a perfect choice for classic, modern & contemporary interiors.
Monochromatic backdrops used in conjunction with contrasts & accent colours can create a sophisticated & relaxed enviroment.
Choose your favourite accent colour from orange, tangerine, reds & bright greens, or for a more toned down scheme use deep purple or blues.
Warm metallics are popular, particularly golds, brass & copper, though not to be over used, more as statement pieces & introduced into fabrics.
Stephen M Davidson 2016
Before re-decorating, Consider the lighting your room needs.
Remember! Lighting is as important as your choice for decoration.
Used well, lighting will enhance your home adding atmosphere & personality, while poor lighting will grab attention & nullify your scheme.
Combinations of task, ambient & accent lighting give the best results, allowing flexibility according to your mood & the function of a room.
Stephen M Davidson 2010.
I have a very small room with very little or no natural light, so should i paint it white or an off white?
My advice is neither!
What you will end up with, is still a small, dark & dull room.
When aproaching a small area, try to be more adventurous, be creative, push the boundaries!
It is much better to embrace the small space by using strong colours & create an intimate, fun or dramatic space, that is full of life. A busy patterned wallpaper can also be used to great effect.
Stephen M Davidson 2014.
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