It’s well known that colours and seasons solicit different moods in people, which in turn influences they way in which they interact with the world around them. Seasonal changes can be particularly impactful, as they often encourage home-owners to change the interior colour scheme within their properties.
There are a number of winter colour schemes for you to choose from, depending on your existing design ethos and the underlying style of your home.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the most exciting winter colour schemes for 2017, and try to determine which one is right for you.
Festive reds and Neutral Grays – Embrace colour contrasts
Winter is a time of contrasts, as despite the austere weather and creeping darkness people continue to celebrate the festive season. You should look to embrace this spirit with your winter colour scheme, using bold and visually striking contrasts to create a well-balanced interior space.
Neutral grays and pastel shades can help to calm festive colours, for example, such as bright reds and vivid, striking greens.
So, even when your interior is adorned with festive decorations, you can create a balanced aesthetic that makes the most of your space and can last for the full length of the season.
Rich greens and reds – Use organic and authentic colours
We’ve already talked about the festive reds and deep green shades that are synonymous with the winter months, but you can also use subtle variations of these tones to create a brighter and more immersive space.
You can achieve this using authentic and organic design elements, such as real or artificial fruit. A bowl of uniquely coloured apples (green or red) can really tie your winter design theme together, for example, while adding a sense of warmth and texture that creates a truly natural living space.
This is also a subtle but effective way of bringing the outside in this winter, as you utilise double-duty accessories to truly differentiate your home.
Introduce dark jewel colours – Evolve your colour scheme through the seasons
Dark jewel colours are genuinely spectacular, while they instantly bring a sense of luxury into your living space. By incorporating hints of vivid and deep jewel shades and simply introducing design elements that are essentially darker elements of your existing colour scheme, you can create a layered winter aesthetic that is easy to achieve.
Not only this, but such an approach also makes it easier to transition from an autumn colour scheme to a winter alternative, before developing this further as the spring and the summer arrives.
The best way to achieve this is to select festive accessories that are alternate shades of an existing colour scheme, as this establishes a fluid living space that can adapt, evolve and change over a sustained period of time.