The colour experts at Apollo Blinds one of the UK’s largest retailers of blinds, shutters and awnings, have spent months selecting the hottest colour trends for homes in 2016, and with an array of gorgeous shades in the mix, homeowners won’t be disappointed.
2016’s trends include:
White on white
From Dusk till Dawn – charcoal and midnight blue
In the Pink
Metallica – and gold wins the crown
Mike Stephen, colour expert at Apollo Blinds said:
“This year’s trends are eclectic and exciting; there is literally something for everyone. Extroverts will revel in the loud and unapologetic acid brights that have stormed straight from the catwalk into our homes. For minimalists and lovers of classic style, white on white is an enduring colour scheme, or charcoal and midnight blue will give rooms an instant and elegant update. Luxe metallics are a perfect match for those who enjoy a touch of glamour; and for fashionistas and lovers of cutting edge style – golds are THE colour to have in the home in 2016.”
Grab your sunglasses because home interiors are about to get a whole lot brighter. Vivid ‘acid’ shades of pink, blue, green and yellow provide an intense hit of colour that will shock drab and neutral décor back to life. To make this look work in the home, keep the scheme neutral or use light/dark contrasts and pick key accessories as a psychedelic focal point in the room.
White on White
Classic, enduring and easily updated from season to season, all white colour schemes are here to stay. This versatile trend can be modern and minimalistic or distressed and vintage – the styling options are open to interpretation – and minimal colour is the only rule.
Get the look with the Lotus roller blind or Intu Venetian blind in white.
Prices start at £65 for a 610mm x 610mm made-to-measure Roller blind and at £99 for a 610mm x 405mm made-to-measure Intu Venetian blind from Apollo Blinds.
From Dusk till Dawn
A juxtaposition of dark and light will be a strong influence on interior trends in 2016, with tones of dusk and dawn permeating our homes. While black and white will always remain a classic for contrasting, other colours are emerging in this trend.
Midnight Blue – The witching hour is upon us as this plush and luxuriant deepest blue enriches our interiors. Achieve the look in your home with Duette® energy saving blinds in dark blue (prices start at £100), Intu conservatory blinds in midnight blue (prices start at £72) and blue vertical blinds from Apollo blinds.
Charcoal – Forget the soft pale greys of previous years, it’s time to be a shade bolder as the charcoal interior trend takes hold. Rich, blackish greys will add depth and elegance to a room as seen below with twilight blinds from Apollo blinds – prices start at £105 for a made-to-measure Twilight blind from Apollo blinds.
Roller blinds in cubix denim and dandelion storm roller blinds – prices start at £65.
Pretty in Pink
Pastel and candy shades are a sweet addition to homes and not just for kids’ rooms. Candyfloss and bubble-gum shades can look ‘all grown up’ and gorgeously feminine with florals or fancy embellishments – a key design trend for 2016.
Dulux’s Heritage and Future colour palette includes candy pinks through to palma violet and is the perfect pairing for this ultra-feminine trend.
Roller blinds from Apollo blinds start at £65. Roman blinds from Apollo blinds start at £158.
Metallica – and gold wins the crown
Copper, gold, silver and bronze – metallics are a must have for industrial inspired interiors, space age themes or for adding a glamorous luxe edge to homes. Any metal will do but after Dulux announced its colour of the year, gold is the wins the metallic crown in 2016.
Get the look (as seen below) with gold sheen foliage roller blinds, glamour stripe metallic blinds or black and damask roller blinds from Apollo blinds.
Prices start at £65 for a 610mm x 610mm made-to-measure roller blind from Apollo Blinds.
Inspired by Dulux’s Words & Pictures colour palette, this trend encorporates calming blues and soft organic greys which take us back to basics and create a relaxing oasis, free from the stress and 24 hour of the tech generation. This palette works beautifully with vintage inspired pieces or modern furniture with softened, rounded edges.
Above: Intu pleated blind in blue – prices start at £72, grey Intu Venetian blind – prices start at £99, karunda Roman blind in duck egg blue prices start at £158 and cream roller blinds – prices start at £65.
For stockist details and more information about Apollo’s made-to-measure blinds and shutters, visit www.apollo-blinds.co.uk or call 01924 413 048.