The end of the year means looking forward as well as reflecting on the past, we're talking specifically about Pantone and Dulux's annual December release of their colours for the next year. Although different in tone, both colours represent the mood and influences that will be projected into the main trends and thoughts of the next year.
Connecting with nature
‘Greenery' has been earmarked as the next on-trend colour in interiors by Pantone. Bringing the outdoors in and celebrating nature comes hand in hand with the colour green. Often bringing the fresh feeling of spring, bold green can make a real statement in the home.
With wood panelling and a more modern take on the natural world being key trends in 2017, it's never been easier to connect with nature. Create a tonal wonderland with hazelnut woods and soft concrete grey for a more colourful take on the traditional Scandi aesthetic. The green will provide a pop of lifting colour, whether as a feature splash back of brick tiles or some cut flowers in an architectural vase.
Aaronson Gloss is the perfect fit for a more industrial style; the pitted surface gives it a raw feel whilst the glazed green finish lends a more polished edge providing an interesting contrast to your surface.
We've got the blues
Further down the colour spectrum, Dulux have been inspired by the worn hues of vintage denim. ‘Denim Drift' is their chosen colour for 2017 creating a versatile colour palette for your home. Match with soft greys, off whites and rustic charred wood for a cool pared-back style or ramp up the drama with contrasting black, another key hue for 2017. A blackboard wall is the perfect accessory for a denim-inspired scheme.
Mix modernity with classicalism by using Chartwell Blue on half a wall with a contrasting paint colour above. The bevel edge of this range gives the tile a certain charm that is instantly updated with the on-trend blue tone.
Whichever your colour preference consider your grout lines, finding a matching grout can be challenging for on trend colours however a light grey shade can add definition to your tiles whilst being easier to maintain than traditional white.