Whether your home is in real need of some TLC or you simply fancy giving your living space a bit of a refresh, we’ve rounded up this year’s biggest interior trends to inspire you.
Yellow and grey
Colour experts Pantone have chosen two colours of the year for 2021, rather than the usual one. And this time it’s a soft grey and a pretty yellow shade: ‘Ultimate Gray’ and ‘Illuminating’.
They say: “Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity… Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colours of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.”
Grey is a home décor constant – it can be soft and calming, dramatic and striking, or used as a neutral. It also works in every single room; kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room – there’s a grey for every setting. We have a huge range of greys, so whether your kitchen cabinets need a facelift or your bedroom storage could do with a revamp, you’re sure to find the perfect grey doors here. Yellow is a great accent colour to use with a grey palette – things like cushions, lampshades, and crockery in bright, cheerful hues really stand out against grey furniture.
Blues and greens
Blues and greens have moved from bedrooms and bathrooms into the rest of our homes over the last couple of years, a shift that makes a lot of sense, given what relaxing colours they are. Blue is one of the most calming colours to look at, and depending on the shade, reminds us of glorious outdoor vistas like the sea and the sky. We have a wide range of blue kitchen doors, in every hue from deep, dramatic Matt Indigo Blue to pale, pretty Fjord.
Green is another colour that brings a little of the outdoors inside, and while green kitchen cabinet doors may be an acquired taste, a detail like a tiled splashback in a rich emerald shade can be truly striking. Of course, a quick and easy way to get some greenery into your home is to add some potted plants.
Interest in rustic-inspired style surged during 2020, and ‘cottagecore‘ was the stand-out interior trend of the year. As most of us spent a lot more time at home last year, it was hardly surprising that we were inspired by rural idylls, got into crafts, and wanted to create cosy, welcoming living spaces that incorporated these things. And this looks set to continue – we’re still dreaming of rustic bliss and trying to bring a little of it into our homes, using muted colours and natural materials. Shaker kitchen doors are a great starting point – they balance a traditional look with modern simplicity, and in a golden-toned woodgrain like Ontario Maple or Lissa Oak, will give your cooking space a warm, snug feel.
Tongue & groove detail
Perhaps as a result of rustic and handcrafted-inspired looks becoming fashionable, tongue & groove designs are also being seen more. This pretty detail will catch the eye without making the room look too busy or cluttered – so instead of plain slab doors, why not consider some of our more detailed designs, like the Hartfield, Storrington, and Westbury?
Perhaps because we’ve all had to spend far more time at home than we would normally, over the last year, there’s been a move towards a more maximalist interior style. We want cosy, comfortable living spaces, which means we’re choosing colour and pattern over minimalism and monochrome. Statement rugs and floral-patterned wallpaper are making a comeback, as are bold colours and jewel-inspired tones. To bring a little boldness into your own home, why not think about kitchen doors in a gleaming, glossy red or a dramatic Matt Graphite?