Redecorating your home is a chance to freshen up your décor with a whole new look. People are often tempted to stick with the familiar, since a change comes with risk, but trying something different can completely change the way your surroundings feel for the better. The problem is it's often difficult to come up with new ideas unless you're experienced, making people reluctant to experiment in case something just doesn't work. Instead, using a hot new trend for inspiration is a great way to achieve a stylish result you won't regret. Start with these trending shades and use the suggestions to help you confidently build a design around them.
Bold greens Colour experts Pantone named a bright, cheery shade called 'Greenery' as their colour of the year, making it a wise choice for those looking to rejuvenate their households. Using bright greens brings a truly fresh, lively feel to any room and makes an excellent complement to tropical or botanical themed prints or items. Green walls are also a great opportunity to introduce some wooden or subtle bronze elements to increase the outdoor effect. If you feel like entirely bright green walls would be overpowering in your space, try using it as an accent or mixing it with some darker green shades.
Neutral tones The best thing about using neutral colours to decorate a room is that it's easy to mix and match. They work well in a minimalist setting but are also perfect for making your furnishings and ornaments the star of the show. If you're concerned that neutral colours might look dull and you want to increase their visual appeal, combine them with another big 2017 trend: textures. Mix different cushions, light shades, fabrics and upholstery to bring the room to life.
Earthy shades Browns, oranges, deep burgundy and black mix perfectly with pale pink to create a warm, earthy effect. This colour scheme works wonderfully with wooden furnishings and an abundance of green plants in a rustic setting. Alternatively, combine earthy paintwork with mixed patterns to create a bold but warm and cheerful contrast.
Navy blue Black or the darkest greys have always been a popular choice among those who want to create a strong statement in a room, but they can easily be overpowering and even depressing. Instead, 2017 is expected to see wide use of navy blue to create some of the positive aspects of this look without the negatives. It matches well with a surprising array of other colours and is ideal for a modern room with all the latest tech, complemented by metal fixtures.