Considering the dismal weather we're facing in South Wales today, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was the middle of Autumn rather than the middle of Summer.
There is definitely a need to lift the mood and create a warm and welcoming feel in both our homes and workplaces. The global colour authority Pantone predicted the dominant colours for the season would be calming and peaceful with hues that are bold and playful and that certainly sounds very welcoming today!!
As a complete contrast to some of the stark, edgy and uber-bright colour trends around, pastels have come to the fore in a big way. They’re an easy way to bring calm and softness to a room – think dove grey, light green and creamy blues, which work beautifully when all mixed together in different patterns and textures.
When looking for inspirational ideas consider painting your living areas and bedroom in calming colours, consider soft greens, sea side inspired creamy blues and dove greys, offering a complete colour palette cleanse, which supports the desire in this world of being always connected to find quiet simplicity and calm in your home.
Introduce vibrant accent pieces to uplift rooms; there is a trend towards Brazilian inspired colours of green, yellow and purple and also the introduction of wicker and rattan pieces which can be moved within the room as your mood and needs change. This trend is likely to increase in popularity as the Rio Olympic Games get closer.
In light of the current political and economic situation, whatever you voted in the EU Referendum maybe the house of commons should have a design make over with some calming and peaceful hues!!!!!