Designer sofa with contrasting red and grey colour scheme

Colour Trends for 2015

Glossy Blue

Rich and deep blue tones are set to be big in 2015. A glossy finish to this shade will make a high impact in both modern and period properties alike. It’s a classic shade that is being given a fresh and bold makeover for the forthcoming year.

Glossy blue and white bedroom

Glossy blue and white bedroom

Colour matches:

Whites, creams, soft greys and greens

Use glossy blue as a dominant colour in your home, complementing it with lighter, more neutral shades. Creams and whites will draw attention to this eye-catching blue, while softer greys and greens will add an earthy element to your interiors.

Wood matches:

Granadillo, maple, beech, oak

When it comes to matching wood furniture to glossy blue, it’s best to stick to lighter wood tones. The lustrous shine and deep hue of the blue makes a dramatic statement, so keep it the focus of your room with simple, understated wood grains.

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Matched with white, this glossy blue will bring a nautical flare to your home, lending it perfectly to contemporary bedrooms.

 

Burnt Orange

Retro colour palettes are making a strong comeback. If poodle pink is too immature for your tastes then opt for burnt orange. This shade manages to be both sultry and punchy, making it the ideal choice for those looking to make an instant statement in their home.

Burnt orange in our Alto office

Burnt orange in our Alto office

Colour matches:

Creams, subtle gold, light greens, rich browns

Think autumnal shades when deciding on a colour partner for burnt orange. Keep it soft and subtle, such as creams and apple greens, to get the full effect of this charming shade without making the final result too garish.

Wood matches:

Maple, beech, cherry, mahogany 

Neutral and yellow toned woods are absolutely ideal when decorating with burnt orange. There is a large array available, including the lightness of maple, all the way through to the bright gold hew of cherry and the darker mahogany.

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A splash of burnt orange is welcoming in lounges, bathrooms and bedrooms alike. But to put this warm and inviting shade to full use, decorate your home office to create a more relaxed working environment.

 

Deep Red

Especially attractive in the autumnal seasons, deep reds are cementing their reputation as a daring choice in 2015. Dynamic colour pairings will bring an inspired design feel to your home, and you can’t get much more striking than warm, deep reds.

Fitted storage cabinets in deep red and Aura finish

Fitted storage cabinets in deep red and Aura finish

Colour matches:

Sharp whites, gunmetal greys, dark charcoals, black

Marry your chosen deep red shade with another bold colour that will draw on its vibrancy. White and black are always safe options, but burgundy, maroons and rust reds will be complemented just as well by grey tones.

Wood matches:

Mahogany, walnut, mellow oak, granadillo

Woods that have a warm, hint of red through them make for the best results. Mellow oak and walnut are both obvious choices, however the bright, clean finish of maple will add a balance to darker colour schemes and keep them from becoming too heavy.

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Just a small amount of deep red can make a big impact, whether incorporated into your furniture or decoration. Try adding it to a statement wall in your bedroom for a romantic atmosphere.

 

Olive Green

Green is often a daring choice for interiors, but 2015 will see the under appreciated olive shade become a hugely popular choice. This is partly due to its soft yet organically neutral character, which allows it to be paired with almost any other colour.

Olive green fitted lounge

Olive green lounge with fitted Walnut furniture

 Colour matches:

Off whites, muted yellows, greys, natural browns

From soft whites to natural brown tones, olive green matches perfectly with both light and dark shades. For a conservative interior, creams and greys will keep this colour toned down. However, if you prefer a rustic, nature-inspired space then pair it with yellows and browns.

Wood matches:

Oak, cherry, walnut, granadillo

Wood finishes with hints of yellow will work best with olive green. The lighter finishes of oak and granadillo will keep the focus on your colour choice, whereas the orange tones in cherry wood and the earthy feel of walnut make them more refined choices.

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Olive green works well in any room. However, it really comes into its element when applied to modern lounges. It’s also a good idea to balance out this soft shade with darker contrasting furniture and light soft furnishings.

 

Neutral Grey

Whereas whites and creams were once the staple of neutrals, grey has quickly become the favourite shade for minimalist charm. It is a highly adaptable colour that evokes sophistication and elegance, while remaining understated enough for you to add your own stamp of personality.

Neutral grey and Aura dressing room

Neutral grey and Aura dressing room

Colour matches:

Whites, reds, navy blues, black

A neutral grey is the ideal canvas for your interior design. It works with a vast range of colours, grounding bright yellows and reds as well as co-ordinating gorgeously with blacks, blues and whites. This shade offers you a lot of creative freedom.

Wood matches:

Granadillo, oak, walnut

Similar to its colour matches, there is a wide range of choice when it comes to neutral grey and wood pairings. It’s a good idea to use your colour palette here as a means to helping you choose wood finishes. If you’ve opted for brighter shades then light woods such as oak are your best choice, whereas darker schemes will be finished well with the likes of walnut.

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The flexibility of this grey means you can apply it to pretty much any room with success, but it’s guaranteed to make an impact in a luxurious space, such as a dressing room.