Farrow & Ball
Heading into 2016, we’re seeing calming colours that are transforming our homes into serene spaces that help us to escape from our increasingly nomadic working lives. For Farrow & Ball, those colours include Pink Ground, Light Blue, Breakfast Room Green and Tanner’s Brown, all promoting relaxation and reflection. These pale shades have the ability to shape our homes into places of sanctuary from the stresses of modern day living. Where to use this colour: Add Pink Ground to areas of the house where you’d like to create a serene space, to escape the hustle and bustle. This pale pink is perfect for bathrooms, bedrooms and even living spaces.
According to top Canadian paint brand CIL, pink is the hottest hue of them all for 2016, choosing Chemise Pink (60YR 75/075 MC10) as its Colour of the Year. "Soft blush pink will be incorporated in all elements of home decor in 2016, from walls to furnishings to accessories,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL Paint. “We’re seeing a move away from the saturated greys, blacks and acidic brights that were popular the last few years. The warmer 2016 tones deliver a more modern and livable colour scheme that translates beautifully into any living space.” Where to use this colour: Pair this pretty pink with soft green, pale brown, chalky grey and slate to promote a sense of tranquility. For a luxe look, feature it alongside gold-toned metallic pieces like crown moulding, ceiling medallions and wainscoting.
Reminiscent of both sun-kissed wheat fields and the dazzling vintage glamour of the ‘70s, Sico Paint’s Colour of the Year, Buckwheat Yellow (6113-54), is a huge decorating trend for 2016. “It’s reflective of a less complex time in history and of people’s increasing quest to return to cocooning, moving away from the fast-paced urban and social-media world in search of more natural living, simplicity, peace and refuge,” said Mathieu Hamel, assistant brand manager for Sico Paint. Where to use this colour: Golden yellow works well in a dining room or living space, as it’s known to create a positive, lively environment and promote conversation. Pair with equally nature-based, soothing and nurturing colours like earthy greens, warm browns, rustic reds and soft neutrals.