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Trend predictions: When to take inspiration

Last month, Clare Pascoe of Pascoe Interiors took us through the key interior trends for 2017, and in part two, Clare has outlined how to take inspiration from the latest colour trends for your home.

Taking inspiration from colour trend predictions

How you take inspiration from the latest colour trend predictions differs depending on the type of space you are designing; and the permanence of the furnishings. You can be bolder and more daring in your own home, where it is appropriate to portray personal opinion and style through the interior, however you would need to consider how bold you are prepared to go if you are a landlord letting out your property.

Bolder private home images

Completed in 2015, our Lock Lane project in the affluent village of Birdham, overlooking Chichester Harbour in West Sussex, demonstrates how you can use on trend botanical prints in the nature inspired colour palette predictions of 2017’s zesty green offset with blue. The bespoke wallpaper, featuring pineapples in zesty green and blue, adorns the swimming pool, while a striking bamboo wallpaper in blue with green outline accents, continues the scheme through to the entrance hall, now seen in several top interior design magazine features.

 

When it comes to sales or rental properties, we should have a less personally opinionated approach, as we need the interior to be inviting to a broad swathe of people who are likely to have different tastes.

Less opinionated ‘trend colours’ in a sales property

Our recent project in Balham shows how you can incorporate fresh green, and classic re-styled ‘quarry’ tiles in a new build investment property. By designing and styling the interior to feature the fresh green and blue tones, which are so on trend at present, alongside the classic patterned tiles that give a nod of traditional style to the new build space – this compact one-bedroom flat in Balham offered such a desirable lifestyle as a result, that it sold within three days of the furnishing & styling exercise, after previously languishing on the market as an empty space for five months.

 

The bedroom and bathroom in the property show how you can use pattern and pops of colour to brighten and expand a compact space. Set against a simple backdrop of light grey and white, the interior is fresh, spacious and inviting.

 

Any interior that features a neutral, pared back palette of base colours will be able to support strong accent colours or patterns without being over bearing. Many of us feel compelled to choose warm tone colours for fear that cold colours will make the interior feel cold and uninviting. That is not the case – warm tones run the danger of making the interior feel aged or dirty; whereas colder colours remain fresh and uplifting. Crisp grey and fresh white make perfect base palettes against which to layer up colour, pattern and texture – which combine to deliver a characterful interior that remains light and airy.

 

Clare Pascoe for Kingsley Hamilton Estates.

 

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