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Colour Trends for 2016
Posted by Hayley Gilbert Tuesday, 12th January 2016
With the New Year underway, now is the perfect time to reassess your home’s colour scheme and give it a fresh new look for 2016. Whether you veer towards a subtle palette of soft muted shades or prefer a pop of colour, there’s something to suit every style and interior. To help get you started, here’s a taste of what’s on trend for the coming months…
deVOL’s latest design is the Bloomsbury WC1 kitchen and is quite different to anything they’ve done before. Painted in Flint, a colour from their bathroom range, it’s sophisticated and atmospheric – the perfect complement to a period property. Creative director Helen Parker says that the colour somehow gave a feeling of complete authenticity. The Shaker cabinets are simple and uncomplicated while the honed marble worktops and splashback create a striking contrast. Prices start at £8,000.
Each year, Pantone announces its colour of the year and for the first time, the blending of two shades has been chosen for 2016 - Rose Quartz and Serenity. Challenging traditional perceptions of colour association, these two shades demonstrate a balance between the warm embrace of the rose and the cooler tranquil blue. Said to reflect connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace, there are plenty of products available to match such as this Senn chair from Danetti, which costs £36.
Paint brand Dulux has also revealed its colour of the year and 2016 is the year of Cherished Gold. Use it sparingly to add a touch of luxe to a living area or open-plan kitchen – think wall tiles, rugs, lighting, window dressings and accessories rather than full-on furniture if you want to avoid the Goldfinger look. These gold coasters have a hand beaten, dimpled finish to add texture to the dining table with rubber backing to protect surfaces. They cost £24 for four at Mia Fleur.
Bespoke kitchen designer Rencraft has highlighted its key kitchen trends as clever storage solutions, open shelving and combining textures and materials such as high shine finishes with matt consoles and splashbacks. Another key look is marble, be it flawless marble worksurfaces or a dramatic splashback. Choose from cool white designs or a dark, dramatic black – the perfect complement to a stainless steel Rangemaster cooker. This kitchen is handpainted in Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray with a Down Pipe painted island and Carrara marble worktop. Kitchens start at £18,000 with marble at £435 per square metre.
The right flooring can have a huge impact on the look and feel of any room, especially the kitchen. New for 2016 is a range of beautiful handmade Moroccan tiles from Livinghouse. Suitable for both walls and floors, these encaustic designs feature stunning geometric patterns. Our favourites are the Sefrou Moroccan cement 20cm x 20cm tiles, which have a satin matt patina, classic black, white and grey pattern and cost £91.20 per square metre.
Graham & Brown have revealed their wallpaper and paint trends for the coming year with five key trends based on the following influences – Chameleon, Culture Vulture, Eccentric, Origin and Utopia. According to the brand, 2016 is set to be an exciting year for design, from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to the hot new fashions coming off the runway. Head of design Mike McGuire says that key trends such as interstellar iridescent, organic marbling and dense jungle foliage are sure to be a big hit. The new wallpaper collections will start to launch from January, priced from £12 per roll, while paint colours are available online now, from £24 for 2.5 litres.
Whatever colour gets you going, Rangemaster has a great selection of range cookers shades to suit all schemes, from traditional Cherry and Cranberry to sleek slate and vibrant orange. Which one’s your favourite?