Hi all, good to have you back! I know it’s been hard to get on track after the holiday break, but at least I’ll try to make this space a happy and fun space for you to peruse on your time off. Chances are that if you did travel in any of the capitals of central and/or southern Europe you noticed one of the decorating trends of modern but, moody interiors. If you didn’t, don’t worry – neither did I. But, the point is that there is decorating trend of interiors (other than all-white, or greige) that’s growing stronger the last few years. My guess is that it will linger on for more to come. Take a small break to look at these photos, think it over and let me know where you stand with it. 😉
Scandinavian minimalism uses extensively light color schemes and since most people gravitate towards a light, neutral palette it comes to no surprise that it has taken everyone by storm. But the laws of nature always call for balance and I think this is the right time to step back and re-introduce some of those rich, saturated hues back in our lives with a fresh modern approach for some bad-ass eclectic spaces! Of course, they don’t have to be inky dark; perhaps just a little more cinematic for more drama and a fearless elegance!
Moody Colors Decorating Trend
The great thing is that we’re in control on how much of this trend is good enough for us. The key to make note of, is that the use of color is not restrained on one accent wall. Instead, it is about the extensive use of a color scheme in solid blocks fusing in with pattern accents introduced as pops against the sterile monotony. It is also about the need to have more negative space, depth and ultimately sophistication with less.
These moody interiors with a deep, saturated color palette create a cozy atmosphere that’s delicious and sexy. To make this trend work though, color contrasts are a must. Burgundy reds, ochre yellows, teal and purples (Pantone’s ultra-violet and love symbol #2) are all ideal for sensual combinations. (You may want to check up on my ultra-violet post for more interior inspiration).
Moreover, when combined with modern, curvy furniture, brass metallics (two of the other 2018 decor trends), geometrical details, patterns and textures then we have a fine, polished space with a modern edge that embodies the best things about a winter landscape with a French flair! 🙂
As some of you may already know, I’m not the greatest fan of an all-white interior. Yet, I can feel those who hesitate about a moody, dark(er) space. But, dark colors can really dress up a room, creating a cozy vibe for the perfect retreat.
So, if an all-white space hasn’t worked for you or you did have enough of the sterile-factor that some of these all-white interiors, then these deep hues may be your next best bet. Therefore, be bold, be brave and you won’t go wrong! And because I don’t want to leave you hanging, check out this guide I wrote on how to decorate with dark colors.
Further suggested read: how to choose the right paint color based on natural light orientation.
Over to you: where do you stand with this trend? Do you think it’s here to stay or not? Love? Hate?
Catch you later, xo