Colour trends 2024

Each year, paint and interior brands reveal their colour forecasts for that year. These colours often mirror the social and cultural trends of our times.

In 2023, interior trends were about self-expression and being braver with vibrant, bolder colours. Earthy natural palettes offering cosiness and comfort remained popular but with pops of colour to emanate a feeling of playfulness and optimism.

In 2024, in a time of turmoil, brands are looking for colours that embrace a feeling of belonging and the need for nurturing.

Here, we look at some of the Colours of the Year for 2024 and other interior trends.

Pantone – Peach Fuzz

Pantone Colour Institute is recognised globally as a leading source of colour expertise, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Pantone Colour of the Year program.

In 2023, Pantone opted for a vibrant pinky-red called Viva Magenta, whereas this year, their COTY 2024 ‘Peach Fuzz’ is a gentle blend of pink and orange tones.

In their press release, Pantone called the colour “velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit embraces the mind, body, and soul.”

Pantone Colour of the Year 2024 Peach Fuzz

The colour emanates warmth and cosiness and works particularly well with soft pastel colours such as light blue, mint green and lavender and neutral colours such as tan and cream.

There are multiple ways this colour can be added into your home; you can paint a room or wall, or Peach Fuzz can be incorporated into the room with pictures or furnishings.

Dulux – Sweet Embrace

In 2023, Dulux’s Colour of the Year was ‘Wild Wonder’ – a positive, glowing tone inspired by the natural world and bringing nature indoors.

This year, like Pantone, Dulux stated in their press release that ‘people are craving simplicity, meaning, and a sense of belonging’, so they wanted their Colour of the Year to be a colour that will bring warmth to a space and make people feel at ease.

Bedroom picture of Dulux Colour of the Year Sweet Embrace

‘Sweet Embrace’, described as a gentle, blossom pink, can be used alone or in combination with other colours. As you can see, pairing it with white or cream in the bedroom creates a calm and harmonious space.

However, to help us, Dulux creates new colour palettes each year to complement its Colour of the Year, so we can be creative and confident that those combinations will work.

We particularly like the colours they have created on the warm colour palette, such as Winter Pumpkin and Fireside Embers. These earthy tones work so well with the soft pink, especially in north-facing rooms, as they bring warmth and comfort.

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Benjamin Moore – Blue Nova 825

Benjamin Moore, a company known for its high-quality paint products, chose a blend of blue and violet for its Colour of the Year in contrast to Pantone and Dulux.

‘Blue Nova’, inspired by the night sky, is a bold and confident colour, encouraging us to take on new adventures and experiences.

Due to the colour being mid-tone, it still evokes a sense of warmth, making it a very versatile paint colour.

Farrow & Ball

Farrow and Ball, a reputable UK paint and wallpaper brand, doesn’t bring out a specific Colour of the Year, but they discuss what they think will be trending.

Joa Studholme, Colour Curator for Farrow & Ball, predicts, “Rich, clay tones continue to nurture us in times of uncertainty, while for those embracing the opportunity to try something new, combining different sheens and wallpaper is ideal for celebrating individuality.”

As per Benjamin Moore, blues have been popular lately at Farrow & Ball. Lobster and Pea Flower Tea are two newly launched colours, both vivid and bright shades of blue.

If you’re looking to decorate your home this year, we hope that this has inspired you.

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