FURNISH: THE ULTIMATE COLOUR TRENDS FOR A MID-CENTURY SPRING

 

Christmas and New Year's Eve were cosy, but I’m all a little bit tired of dark colours and moody weather, so I’ve decided to take a look ahead to Spring and ditch those heavy charcoals and indigos for brighter, breezier shades. To brighten my interiors mood, I’ve looked to Essential Home’s inspiration boards, which have been developed based on Pantone’s key colour trends for 2018. From bright and vivid to earthy and soft, colours are exciting and happy, just like some of the Essential's Home fabrics and accessories, bien sûr! 

Unless you have been in a bubble, you cant help but notice that colour holds a steady spot at the top of the interiors inspo list. After all, it sets the tone for what furniture we buy, what decor we invest in, and the overall mood for that design year.

   
  
   
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    Green means go, but this colour will not go anywhere this year, it’s a personal fave of mine which was everywhere in 2017, and it will maintain a strong popularity for 2018. In the language of colour therapy, green it is associated with serenity, the perfect refuge from those who want to escape the city concrete and create the perfect spring garden inside their home.

Green means go, but this colour will not go anywhere this year, it’s a personal fave of mine which was everywhere in 2017, and it will maintain a strong popularity for 2018. In the language of colour therapy, green it is associated with serenity, the perfect refuge from those who want to escape the city concrete and create the perfect spring garden inside their home.

   
  
   
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    Vibrant Yellow is what spring is all about, bright and cheerful like the sunny days ahead, with a warm undertone that keeps it from looking highlighter bright. This colour is perfect for upholstery pieces, like a chair or a sofa, thanks to its warm yet fresh appearance.

Vibrant Yellow is what spring is all about, bright and cheerful like the sunny days ahead, with a warm undertone that keeps it from looking highlighter bright. This colour is perfect for upholstery pieces, like a chair or a sofa, thanks to its warm yet fresh appearance.

   
  
   
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    Blue always has an inner richness. Surf the Web Blue is a bolder and more confident colour that brings a breezy sophistication, like an heiress living in the Bahamas. This stunning shade can give a dramatic yet chic touch to rooms - from true blue to sky or even navy – blue is one of the most versatile decorating hues.

Blue always has an inner richness. Surf the Web Blue is a bolder and more confident colour that brings a breezy sophistication, like an heiress living in the Bahamas. This stunning shade can give a dramatic yet chic touch to rooms - from true blue to sky or even navy – blue is one of the most versatile decorating hues.

   
  
   
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    Tangerine Tango is an orange-red hue, perfect for brightening up darker spaces or adding a fiery pop of colour. I have a beautiful Italian lamp and at least 3 paintings in my living room in variants of this shade – and it does wonders to lift a grey wall or sofa. Whether you draw inspiration from autumnal leaves or rich Spring sunsets, orange is definitely an undeniably cosy and earthy reference for a chic mid-century decor.

Tangerine Tango is an orange-red hue, perfect for brightening up darker spaces or adding a fiery pop of colour. I have a beautiful Italian lamp and at least 3 paintings in my living room in variants of this shade – and it does wonders to lift a grey wall or sofa. Whether you draw inspiration from autumnal leaves or rich Spring sunsets, orange is definitely an undeniably cosy and earthy reference for a chic mid-century decor.

   
  
   
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       Candy Pink: often regarded as precious and girly, this colour has a hard time proving itself as a serious contender when it comes to decorating the home, but fortunately times are changing, and this softer offspring colour brings peace and sincerity as well as a lily-fresh sentiment. The colour continues to have a strong presence in runways across fashion weeks, but this colour can evoke elegance, relaxation, and a lot of fun in mid-century home decor. Perfect for that harmony between masculine and feminine.

 

Candy Pink: often regarded as precious and girly, this colour has a hard time proving itself as a serious contender when it comes to decorating the home, but fortunately times are changing, and this softer offspring colour brings peace and sincerity as well as a lily-fresh sentiment. The colour continues to have a strong presence in runways across fashion weeks, but this colour can evoke elegance, relaxation, and a lot of fun in mid-century home decor. Perfect for that harmony between masculine and feminine.

Essential Home is an innovative mid-century modern furniture brand that takes important historical and cinematographic references from the 1930s and 1960s and turns them into unique furnishing pieces. What started out as ‘Essentials’ in 2015, a furniture collection by the mid-century lighting brand DelightFull, quickly grew to be one of the most elegant representations of mid-century modern design, thus creating a new name, and a new brand, Essential Home.

Essential Home gathers inspiration not only from the glamorous Hollywood life of the 1940s, but also from the everyday life that defined that mid-century generation. Simple details such as the sleek lines of a futuristic 1960s chair, or retro ads that defined an era can be pinpointed in iconic pieces. Check them out here: www.essentialhome.eu