This month’s Trend Watch sees us switching our focus to what may seem like a very random mix of colours (Jungle Greens, Pale Pink & Mustard), but which in fact are absolutely trending right now. Adding only one or two of these shades to your new colour scheme will add a very fresh, spring-like look to your home. Read on to the the full lowdown on these interesting hues…
A Touch of the Jungle
What a combination! We love the way our three colour picks are combined here… designer Clarissa Hulse is a genius as far as the use of colour and pattern is concerned. Following a recent journey to Costa Rica, she drew inspiration for her designs from the tropical forests. She’s added colour pops of neon pink and yellow to bring her Jungle collection to life in the form of these Rainforest towel designs; perfect for adding colour to a simple white bathroom – just add plants! For similar patterned floor tiles, look at our Hanoi porcelain floor tiles, also suitable for outdoors.
A Tranquil Dawn
We’ve mentioned Tranquil Dawn several times in previous style stories, but here it is again – a soft, grey-green that is a very good companion colour to the soft blush pinks that we’re loving at the moment. Not quite as much a statement as a good old ‘jungly’ green, but nonetheless a good choice with soft pinks; try Heart Wood, also from Dulux.
Yellow, golds and mustards are definitely optimistic shades to add to your colour palette and are something that certainly feature strongly in the latest Spring furnishing collections from John Lewis & Partners. Pale floors and walls create an soothing background, allowing colour pops of yellow and pink to set the mood. Colourful, textured rugs are always an easy way of confirming a colour scheme. We’d recommend neutral ceramic, porcelain or luxury vinyl tiles to emphasise a calming colour base to work from – try our natural sandstone replicating Pomona Luxury Vinyl Tiles.
A Strip of Mustard
This simple but striking kitchen, from British Standard Cupboards is all about the colour, and wow, the choice of a mustard-yellow certainly makes this long run of cabinets ‘sing’. Design Manager Neil Stafferton said of this project: “Paint colour can make or break a scheme. Here the island was painted a lighter, neutral colour to allow the main run, shown here, to draw the eye and ‘sing’”. After a bit of research, we think that Babouche by Farrow & Ball would be a good match, which they describe as a ‘Cheerful Yellow’. We couldn’t agree more! For a great, contrasting and tough floor, take a look at our Toscana Porcelain tiles; suited to walls and floors to create a concrete-style look.
Go for a zing of yellow for 2020 style – from paint to bathroom and kitchen accessories: From left; Sunflower Symphony 3 by Dulux, available in all formulations, including Easycare Washable & Tough Matt, Easycare Kitchen + Matt, Bathroom + Soft Sheen, and Mixing Silk – so there’s something for all eventualities! Gorgeous Lola Leopard Print towels from the new Anthropologie Home Collections – these would look rather fabulous with jungle green leaf prints; The Kinta Teapot is a great colour pop for a neutral kitchen, from Abode Living (when it’s back in stock!)
All you trend watchers out there can admire the very clever combination of mustard/gold and soft blush pink put together expertly here. If anyone had said last year ‘I’d love a mustard sofa and I’m going to style it with pale pink’ all of us would probably have had a wry smile and thought about mustard and navy or pink and gold as valid alternatives. As such, we just wanted to show you this very good example of the mustard/pink concept! All items from the Spring-Summer 2020 collections at Dunelm.
Three of a Kind
If you’re not up for a complete redecoration job but want to add flashes of on-trend colour, we tend to offer easy update options, from adding a new tiled splashback to even simpler options. Update a bathroom colour scheme by adding new towels, and of course, arranging them in neat colour-blocked stacks, or hanging from towel loops. A feature wall with a new coat of paint (or even re-doing the skirting boards or architraves) is another trend update and finally, if you want a minimal effort update that doesn’t even involve painting or folding towels, add a pendant lampshade. From left; Spa Cotton Double Border towels in Mustard, from Habitat; Floating Petal, the Velvet Rattan Pendant ceiling light, available in various colours including silver grey and mustard, from Rockett St George; Floating Petal, a dirty pink blush shade from Dulux.
As our Trend Watch features are all about spotting trends, looking for new trends and also how to create an on-trend look in your own home, we thought this was a great example to share. If you have masses of kitchen and bathroom accessories that are beginning to look a little cluttered, have a streamlining session to focus on one particular theme – whether it’s a colour, a shape, a texture or pattern, then collect your favourites together and display in one place. Try a glazed kitchen cabinet, open shelves in the bathroom or alcove shelves in the living room. This is a great example of Spring-Summer 2020 ideas, all available in the new collection from Matalan.
May We Suggest…
Serious Trend Watchers can update their bathrooms or kitchens with an Artificial 5ft Bamboo plant from Homescapesonline. Yes it’s a bit of a cheat, but from personal experience, real bamboos can love their bathroom home or get incredibly sulky and refuse to grow. And the perfect tiles from our latest ranges for your new schemes are our Village Rose Gold ceramic wall tiles, perhaps paired with our Village Emerald Green wall tiles…we’re imagining these with blush pink walls and some vibrant faux greenery.
Don’t forget, we would love to see some of your own projects! If you’ve included similar combinations in your latest restyle, do send us some pics – tweet us on @TileMountainUK, hit us up on Facebook or tag us on Instagram!
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