When thinking about interior design, general ideas like creativity and beauty immediately spring to mind – but many would be surprised to find there is a degree of science involved – which includes the 7 elements of interior design. Colour is one of these elements, and with it being such a powerful means of visual communication, presents a great opportunity to influence you space. Colour has the ability to create mood, define unity and alter the perception of a space. It can highlight something important, disguise something insignificant, bring back memories from the the past, focus your attention to the present, or create a space to dream about the future. Your home should be your sanctuary, so it’s important to understand the emotional impact a colour will have in your home whilst considering the newest trends.
According to Pantone Colour Institute, which provides colour trend forecasting, colour insights and customised colour consulting, colours for 2020 express our desire for a sense of the familiar and are more friendly and relatable. A palette of colours that conveys a sense of ease.
“Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the colour palette for Spring/Summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colourful youthful update that creates strong multi-coloured combinations as well as energising and optimistic pairings,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.
The four main 2020 Pantone colours include Flame Scarlet, Safron, Classic Blue and Biscay Green.
The Spring/Summer 2020 NYFW Color Palette. Image Source: Pantone.com
According to Shutterstock, who sorts through all their customer downloads and analyse hundreds of billions of pixel data from all those images, their top three colours for the 2020 Colour Trends, included the following (Image Source: Shutterstock.com):
This year, we have focused our range on the bold Blues and Golds, the calm Greens and Aqua's, paired with some lovely Grey neutrals. Through these colours you will be able to either add some peace and calm, some warmth and happiness or just blend things in and create a sense of security, in your favourite spaces.