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Habitat plus - decorating and colour trends 2019

Welcome — It's no surprise to social commentators that colour trends mirror the moods of the moment.

It's no wonder we are all falling for green when eco-friendliness, wellbeing and biophilic design continue to capture our consciences.

Likewise, rich earthy tones are coming to the fore as we seek to ground ourselves. We are lapping up soft, soothing peachy pinks when the world beyond our walls is full of digital chatter and often lurid commercial messages... more

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Decorating and colour trends 2019

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The social DNA of interior trends

The social DNA of interior trends

Where do trends come from? Who decides millennial pink will morph into shades of blush and peach? In fact, who decided millennial pink was a thing in the first place? The answer is ‘everybody’; the global collective influenced, consciously or unconsciously by what is going on around us in the world... more


The dark side

The dark side

There’s a certain wild beauty about today’s dark paint colours. We’ve moved away from plain blacks and charcoals to colours with more depth and interest... more


Fade to grey and blue

Fade to grey and blue

Washed, weathered, subtle, smoky and shadowy. There’s a palette of pale blues and greys that seems to transcend the fashions. Calming and soothing, these are colours that speak softly rather than shout... more


New ways to go green

New ways to go green

Going green – it’s a phrase with connotations that go well beyond colour, yet as we focus on environmental issues and seek connections with nature via biophilic design, green is growing strong within our interiors. The circle is complete... more


The return of red

The return of red

Rich, deep red is a vintage set to mature. One of the hippest colours of the decade, millennial pink, has bought along a friend – burgundy red. They are a perfect partnering, but needn’t be consigned to the bedroom or she-den.... more


Pink's progress

Pink's progress

Pink continues to morph and develop It has been the darling of recent times – millennial pink has appeared in all walks of life from clothing (men’s and women’s), products, accessories, hair and makeup and interiors... more


Shaping up

Shaping up

Stripes, triangles, colour blocks – painted features keep going strong. It seems we’ve all been having fun of late – personalising our interiors with bold shapes and strong splashes of colour. We’ve seen geo shapes, chevrons and mountain profiles, as well as more freeform feature walls in watercolour effects and tonal layers... more


Neutrals get earthy

Neutrals get earthy

After years of bedecking our homes in palest greys and hint-of-warmth greiges, the look for neutrals is heading back to those with a warm or brown base. Rather than the latte tones we saw in the 2000s, however, these new neutrals have a touch of earthiness and a slight yellow cast... more


More or less

More... or less

Maximalism, or minimalism? Today, it’s fine to be either Old-style minimalism circa 1990s meant cool allwhite spaces with hard-edged furniture. Old-style maximalism meant lots of everything and in many people’s books, clutter... more


Tonal takes a twist

Tonal takes a twist

Tonal schemes go colourful and moody. There was a time when a ‘tonal’ scheme was all about pale dreamy schemes using variations of light neutrals. It’s time to break out of the light neutrals zone... more


Seasonal switch outs

Seasonal switch-outs

Take one colour and make it work for all seasons. Some paint colours are just made for flexibility. White is one of them, and black and charcoal are others... more


Wallpaper keeps on rolling

Wallpaper keeps on rolling

Wallpaper returned to our homes recently in a flurry of stylish designs and colour, and its presence shows no sign of abating. The range of styles and colours seems endless, from lush tropical leaf designs, oversized mural styles and faux looks to whimsical botanicals, quirky graphics and luxe metallic finishes... more


Other decorating trends

Other trends to watch for

From the warming of whites to the reinvention of furniture and accessories, today's decorating trends are diverse and exciting... more


Stylists colour loves

Stylists' colour loves

Color loves from the following stylists: Emily Somerville-Ryan, Greer Clayton, Gem Adams, Kate Alexander, Megan Harrison-Turner, Leigh Stockton, Amber Armitage, Vanessa Nouwens, Claudia Kozub and LeeAnn Yare... more


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