Choosing the right colours is key when furnishing your chambers. They give a room character, style, and ambience – it's no wonder that the colour trends of 2024 are so eagerly awaited. Join us for a look at next year's colour trends, based on the findings of renowned experts.
The time has finally come! After months of anticipation and speculation, the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 has been revealed: Peach Fuzz 13-1023.
The new trend colour Peach Fuzz 13-1023 is an elegant blend of delicate peach and gentle rosé, imbuing any room with a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're designing your living room, bedroom, or office, integrating this colour into your decor adds a touch of luxury to your home – whether combined with neutral tones or as an accent colour.
In a time of change, this soft hue represents a need for understanding and kindness. It reminds us to pay attention to our inner selves and to enjoy moments of calm, creativity, and sociability. With greater mindfulness, we can prioritize our mental and physical health, valuing precious things like time with family and friends, or simply moments for ourselves. The Pantone Color of the Year 2024 thus embodies the significance of togetherness and the joy of taking time for oneself. It radiates compassion and empathy, offers comfort, and stimulates the sense of touch. At the same time, it conveys a calm atmosphere while remaining modern.
Since 2013, the Swedish academy NCS Colour has been working on trend forecasts developed by a team of international colour and design professionals. The proposed colour palettes and attributes are a tool for anyone who works professionally with colour, design, and products.
In recent years, NCS has predicted vibrant and cheerful colours, leaving little room for natural tones. The four categories presented for 2023 (Cocooning, Passages, Re-Genesis and Kidultz) have captured our imagination. These trend colours are not going anywhere. But, according to NCS, for 2024 we want to go back to nature. NCS Colour's Creative Director, Karl Johan Bertilsson, spoke at the Stockholm Furniture Fair of “biophilia 2.0”, driven by the urgency of combating climate change. In this context, he presented an outlook on the trend colours predicted for 2024:
Wood Kick: The second colour trend of 2024 represents a retreat into nature in order to escape the digital metaverse. This trend, also seen at Salone del Mobile 2022, emphasizes natural authenticity without additional modifications. It represents strong connection with nature. Matte terracotta, natural earth tones and a soft blue, representing clear water, play a key role. Wood Kick works well with natural materials like wood and linen to create a harmonious connection with nature.
Heart / Stop: In today's world, many things are not going the way we would like them to. We would like to change direction or hit the brakes sometimes. And which colour tells us to stop? Red. Not only does is represent love and hope but it’s also used when we want to advance or stop something. In fact, red is one of the most widely used colours in folklore and is therefore often found in fashion. And where there is an intense red, a vibrant blue can always serve beautifully as contrast, especially when complemented by neutralizing colours like warm grey.
Star-Gazer: This fourth trend is dominated by bold colours that embody mysticism, spirituality, and luxury. It's not about escaping, but about absorbing energy and inspiration, a kind of psychedelic journey. Purple, symbolizing prosperity and happiness is particularly important and has a fascinating relationship with gold. This trend is completed by a dark red and playful turquoise.
Young Folk: This 2024 colour trend is driven by the new generation of digital natives, who grew up with smartphones. They value colour contrasts and are ethically and environmentally conscious. Despite occasional melancholy, they strive for radical happiness and live between the metaverse and a sustainable physical world. They prefer clean, cheerful colours that are already present in the folklore of all cultures. These include a vivid pink, which is becoming increasingly important and has been attracting more and more attention since the Salone del Mobile 2022. There is also a bright green and a yellow that contains more green than red, compared to the yellows of the past.
As if the NCS colour trends 2024 were not exciting enough, WGSN and Coloro are also presenting a strong new palette for 2024, designed to emphasize individuality and dynamism.
Intense Rust: Having first been announced for the 23/24 season, this Intense Rust returns as a key colour for the 24/25 season. This warm and rich colour is a timeless brown that conveys stability and is reminiscent of the earth — warm and comforting. Inspired by people who value sustainability and durable products, Intense Rust embodies authenticity and understated luxury. This colour trend invites us to rediscover classic design.
Midnight Plum: A powerful dark violet that embodies space exploration and the metaverse. Inspired by images from NASA’s James Webb Telescope, which bring us closer to the secrets of the universe, this colour stimulates our imagination. With its deep hue reminiscent of black, it celebrates darkness and creates a mysterious and even slightly gothic ambience. This taps into the growing desire to escape reality.
Sustained Grey: This 2024 colour trend reaffirms the ongoing relevance of neutral, sustainable colours that celebrate recyclability and the pursuit of simplicity. This colour represents practicality and reliability, it’s basic and down-to-earth, yet timeless and versatile. It embodies balance and deceleration — a colour tone that charms us throughout the seasons.
Cool Matcha: A gentle pastel shade that brings calm and serenity to our everyday lives. This colour combines nature and technology, emphasizing advances in natural and plant materials, dyes, and energy sources. With people under constant stress, we are looking for colours that calm our minds and give us a sense of relaxation. Cool Matcha is a therapeutic shade of blue that is the perfect blend of botanical green and a mindful pastel tone.
Apricot Crush: WGSN first predicted Apricot Crush as a trend colour for the 23/24 season to emphasize the focus on a balanced lifestyle that brings body and mind into harmony. Now it has been crowned Colour of the Year 2024, demonstrating that orange remains relevant as a versatile hue throughout the year while embodying health and well-being. Inspired by apricots and oranges, the trend colour 2024 celebrates the beauty of nature. In these uncertain times, Apricot Crush brings hope and positivity into our everyday lives.
Now that you know the colour trends for 2024, you may be wondering how you can bring them to life in your own home — without having to completely redecorate. It's quite simple:
Mix & Match: Experiment with different colour combinations to find your style. The colours of the individual NCS Colour Trends harmonize perfectly with each other and allow you to create interesting contrasts.
Set accents: Use the trend colours as highlights, whether on walls, furniture, or decorative elements. Even subtle splashes of colour can enhance a room.
Natural light: Keep in mind that daylight influences the effect of colours. Consider how the lighting in your home affects your choice of colours.
Samples and swatches: Before making a final colour decision, test samples and colour swatches in your space to ensure they meet your expectations.
Next year promises to be an exciting time for interior design enthusiasts. The 2024 Colour Trends offer a wealth of opportunities to take your interior design to the next level. Use these inspiring colour palettes to give your home a distinctive touch and make your interior design dreams come true. Draw inspiration from the nature, harmony, and individuality of the 2024 colour trends to create the home you want. Apricot Crush, as the colour of the year, will undoubtedly play a prominent role and bring a refreshing touch to your interior.
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