Happy new year! 2017 gleams ahead with promise and hope. A brand new year deserves a brand new makeover, don’t you agree? Don’t worry, you don’t even need to splurge on an expensive renovation. A quick coat of paint or shopping for fresh furniture will do the trick.
Pantone has released its spring 2017 report on the most fashionable colours: a mixture of bright and earthy colours.
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Based on the colour swatch, it looks like there’s something for everyone and every room. Read on to find out how you can easily incorporate these trendy colours into your home to make it the most fashionable one in 2017!
Shop for Pale Dogwood curtains
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Pale Dogwood… the name sounds a little strange, but the colour is simply beautiful. It’s a gentle shade of pink that borders on mauve and dusty rose – a very soothing and trendy shade that works best in a bright, minimalist setting.
Go Primrose yellow for the living room
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Ah, who can hate yellow? It’s bursting with so much joy and energy, which makes it a really suitable shade for the walls of your living room. A bright and jovial colour creates a positive environment for you to hang out with loved ones, any time of the day.
Get soft Hazelnut for the kitchen
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The current trend for kitchen cabinets is to have them in ‘traditional’ colours. Since many Malaysian homes feature wooden drawers and shelves in the kitchen, try this shade of brown for it. This soft and earthy tone will elevate your boring space into a Martha Stewart-inspired kitchen.
Make your bathroom an Island Paradise
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Wondering why most people favour blue for the bathroom? It’s because blue exudes peace and tranquility and peace. Tile your bathroom up in Island Paradise, and just like its name suggests, you will be transported to a serene tropical paradise.
We need some Greenery to help us study
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Greenery, like its name suggests, is very refreshing. Go ahead and create an accent wall for your study room in this vibrant shade, or paint your cabinets of drawers in this colour. It makes studying all the more easier and calming, even when the project deadline is a throbbing 24 hours away!
Set fire to the cushions with Flame
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Figuratively, of course. This shade is a brilliant orange that best complements solid shades, such as white, beige or even brown. Bright orange cushions infuse style and personality while creating a vibrant atmosphere in the room.
Pink Yarrow for the pink lovers
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If you love pink, this is the colour for you. Just like Flame, this bright colour is best to be used for smaller objects, such as cushions and duvets. It’s definitely a really cheerful colour, at the same time really versatile so you can have this anywhere in the house!
Try this shade of Niagara Blue for your bedrooms
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This is a cooling and calming colour, just like the gushing flows of the Niagara Falls. We recommend you to use this in bedrooms as it could help make the hot Malaysian weather more bearable during the dry season.
Have some Kale on your plates
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Remember what we said about dressing your home in Kale? (No, not the vegetable).You can actually incorporate this unique shade of green into every room of your house. And if you don’t want to paint your walls in this hue, you can just get Kale-coloured dining ware.
Feel regal with these Lapis Blue cushions
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Lapis Blue represents luxury and elegance in its richness. A velvet sofa in Lapis Blue will make your room look like the living area of a five-star suite!
Still not very sure on how to use these top 10 colours in your home? Our contractors and interior designers are always ready to help you with big decisions like these. Just fill in the forms for the services you want, and we’ll be sending you free quotations so you can compare and choose. Happy styling!
written by Esther Chung