Autumn is the ideal time to re-focus on home interiors and to update our décor ready for spending more time indoors. If you’re looking for ideas on how to introduce a new design scheme within the home, here is what many interior design experts are predicting will be key looks for Autumn / Winter 2023.
THE COLOUR RED – INCLUDING DAMSON AND CRANBERRY
Red is the colour set to get the our hearts racing this Autumn/ Winter according to trend forecasters and here are the varying shades of red that are set dominate home decor as we head into the new season.
Shades of red are intrinsically linked with positive cues of Autumn/Winter (think holly berries, cranberries, robins and Father Christmas), but they also bring joy and brightness into our homes which is something we very much craving at this time of year.
For those looking to make a bold colour statement vivid red floral designs look amazing at windows. You can co-ordinate the look with cushions and rugs too.
If these vivid shades are a bit of a step too far for you then don’t despair. The beauty of red is that there are so many variations to this shade – with versatile pink and purple-red hues very much on trend for the season ahead too.
According to House Beautiful, Designer Sarah Stacey adds that red is especially making a comeback. “Try pairing red accents, like dining chairs or smaller accent pieces, with neutrals to bring more of an emphasis to the color,” Stacey says.
Cranberry is an uplifting and feel-good shade. It’s strong, optimistic and cosy – making it the perfect colour for the changing season. It is less harsh than a vibrant scarlet red, yet a step away from the pink hues that have been trending in recent months. It also pairs perfectly with lots of different neutrals; making it a more versatile shade than you might think. What is more, these nature inspired shades of red really marry in to our current obsession with natural and biophilic inspired influences.
Damson is another shade we are set to see a lot of this Autumn/Winter. A red with purple undertones, we’re seeing damson being used to create a luxe finish to interiors with the use of tactile fabrics and the pairing of damson with red to layer together jewel-like tones for depth and tactility. We expect this combination to be popular this season.
Moody-hued blooms took centre stage on many AW23 fashion runways and they’re a popular look for homes too. We love blooms with a deep base colour – black or charcoal grey, ideally – with a floral pop on top. Whether it’s one bloom or a few, it’s a guaranteed way to brighten up windows in the depths of winter.
One of the easiest trends to get on board with this autumn/winter is Quiet Luxury that has been gaining pace in recent months. Essentially the opposite of flamboyant displays of wealth, via logos and instantly-recognisable designer prints, this is about the art of subtlety. This trend is about timeless and understated interiors that ooze high-quality fundamentals.
Quiet luxury is a great theme for people who like neutrals. A new neutral shade to consider this season is warm khaki, which is a new take on beige. Pale khaki is the richer, warmer and more refined best friend of beige. With its tan undertones it is a calming and restful neutral that is perfect for paired back interior lovers looking to add some refined luxury to their space. Because it’s a warm colour it works particularly well in large rooms.
This is a classic base shade that can be used at scale as part of a tonal colour palette. Or use it as a backdrop to add in vivid pops of colour such as turquoise and blush pink.
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