For the past few years, neutral colours have been all the rage – now, it’s time for warm colours to shine. Neutral tones have been in the spotlight mostly due to the minimalism craze that took over interior design and ultimately became a huge trend that’s still going strong.
Even though minimalist design’s premise to declutter the mind through the decluttering of the living area is absolutely valid and relevant still, sometimes interiors following this design genre can feel overly industrial and cold, which is not everyone’s cup of tea. Besides the typical materials used in minimalist design – like metals and concrete – the usual colours displayed in these interiors are mainly neutral and cold, which can make a room feel distant and frigid as opposed to cosy and friendly. This doesn’t really make for the most desirable home environment, as most of us want an immersive place where we can relax and feel comforted.
Warm colours are the ideal way to combat this rigidness as they’re known to be comforting and homely. Warm colours are hues composed mainly of yellow and/or red, without green and blue tints. Soft fabrics and textiles, like velvet for example, as opposed to harsher materials like leather bring a sense of wellbeing and warmth to the room.
So how should you introduce warm colours into your home? Anything works really, from upholstery to accessories, any warm coloured piece will act as an instant touch of cosiness. This Oreas Sofa from Brabbu, available in various colours and fabrics – including warm colours such and velvet, as pictured above – is a great upholstery item to add to your living room as an accent piece in order to automatically turn it into a warm retreat. Take advantage of this lovely sofa to cuddle up with a book or a nice glass of wine at the end of a long day, you won’t regret it one bit.
Warm coloured softgoods and rugs are a great choice if you don’t want to entirely redecorate your living area. These little hints of warmth are more effective in changing the ambience of your room than you might expect. Rugs are especially effective as they cover a large surface with little effort, essentially giving the whole room a warmer atmosphere by the simple act of laying them down. The Antheia Rug from Rug’Society is a perfect example of a warm coloured rug that’s guaranteed to spruce up your room in a second!
If you’re feeling bold, you can opt for a warm coloured accessory instead. This Belize Mirror from Brabbu is a vibrant contemporary piece that promises to catch everyone’s eye. It’ll be an instant statement piece in your living room – or wherever else you desire it to be – and it’ll brighten up the whole look of the room.
To further enhance this convivial look, you might want to go for an in-wall fireplace, as they inherently bring a feel of warmth to any space they’re in – this one doesn’t need explaining. The Musa Fireplace by Foogo is a fantastic option as its gold brass geometric exterior amplifies the warming effect of the crackling fire.
You can also inspire yourself with these articles:
- How to use a Fireplace to Create an Outdoors Living Room
- Looking for Fireplace Accessories? Meet Eldvarm
How do you feel about warm colours in interior design?
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