After the past few years of nonstop neutrals trending, in 2023 we’re anticipating a return of colour in home decor, paint colours and bedding.
With the return of colour, we’re seeing that creating sumptuous, inviting spaces is top of mind for designers and homeowners alike.
There’s a focus on creating restorative rooms, with a big trend toward creating luxurious bedrooms and reinventing modern takes on classic textiles. Here are a few of our takes on the trends you’ll see popping up like crocuses this spring season.
Bold colours in living rooms
Introducing colour to your living room can sometimes feel as daunting as it does dazzling. While many might first run to throw a new can of paint on the walls, you might instead look to your furniture. A colourful sofa (or chair or accent table) is an exciting way to liven up a living space.
But in this case, this statement sofa is bold enough to act alone. This earthy colour story is the perfect backdrop to the dash of blue found in the skirted swivel chairs, artwork and tabletop vignette.
Because these colours are all muted in tone, they don’t feel overwhelming to the eye. It's a perfect introduction to colour without going over the top.
Keeping it New Traditional
Bringing traditional into modern day, New Traditional style emphasises the comforts and conveniences of modern life while still maintaining the refined elegance of traditional design.
New Traditional furniture tends to favour shapes and styles that have stood the test of time, but often in a more streamlined presentation and lighter or more practical fabrics (enter: my love of performance fabrics).
In this inviting New Traditional design, the colour palette is refreshed with lighter shades of classic blues and creamy off-whites to keep the look familiar but updated.
A texture-rich space
It’s all about luxe spaces and touchable textures this season, though we’d argue that’s a hallmark of good design that’s never gone out of style.
It may seem counterintuitive, but going for high-contrast wood tones can actually work seamlessly. Playing with contrast adds visual interest and gives a design more depth while repeating shades gives the space a feeling of continuity.
If your wood tones are all over the place, it can be helpful to create flow with your colour palette. Pops of pinky-reds and blue are the anchor to this bold and refreshing living space.
Freshening up the tabletop
Black and white are a first-class combination. These colours have a classical appeal that adds instant sophistication, depth and character to any space. But what happens when we add a little green?
When paired with black and white, green creates a wonderfully fresh, modern and energetic environment instantly.
A pop of light green in the stack of dishes is enough to carry the colour through the space, but not enough to overwhelm the design. Carrying the lush verdant colour throughout the tablescape is the addition of a fresh fern. The colour palette is expertly finished off with natural wood tones, lending to the casual modernity of the space.
A delicate designer bed
Luxe bedroom living