Colour trend forecasting is a tricky business with much time and money spent on predicting what will be popular in the year ahead, and beyond. Companies such London design agency Colour Hive draw on myriad, global influences that drive consumer behaviour and somehow manage to distill this data into colour palettes we can use in our homes.
Autumn is the time of year when the design industry unveils new collections and looks firmly forward. First up, paint supplier Dulux, which has recently launched its Colour of the Year 2021 - Brave Ground. In the company’s own words, it’s ‘a warm, earthy tone that creates a feeling of stability, growth and potential; and provides a firm foundation for change and creativity in the home’. Given the turbulence and uncertainty of recent times, it’s easy to see why they’ve decided on such a colour.
We’ve said before that interiors trends need to be created with caution. Your home should be a reflection of your personality and filled with what you love, not subject to the fickle whims of fashion. That said, we should all be open to inspiration so we asked our team to pull together three schemes featuring Brave Ground and suggest curtain or blind fabrics that work beautifully with each. They were up for the challenge and the perfect excuse to play around with colour. Read on to discover their recommendations…..