As the season changes, interior trends are pointing towards a contemporary take on the traditional autumn palette
The start of a new season brings a change in weather and fashion, with interior experts predicting a modern take on classic autumnal colours adding warmth and cosiness in 2014.
Australian paint manufacturer Dulux predicts blended shades of orange and pink will reveal a change from the traditional autumnal palette, inspired by nature.
Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr says while golds and warmer hues of rich reds and faded oranges will still be popular, there is an emerging trend for brighter bursts of colour.
“Hues in punchy oranges and pinks are predicted to be used by homeowners this autumn, drawing on the global fusion of tribal aesthetics and exotic mix borrowed from many cultures.
“We are also seeing that whites are warming up in the forecast,” says Lucena-Orr.
She says the single stand out of the Dulux’s trending colours from the recently released Digital Nomads pallette is ‘Mexican Standoff’ (pictured), which she described as an exciting colour that will instantly invigorate spaces with a pop of colour.
Lucena-Orr says home-owners can introduce block colours in bright and deep hues this autumn for a quick impact in the space.
“Don’t be afraid to combine these colours and introduce soft furnishings in darker and moody hues,” she says.
Brisbane interior designer and owner of Kim Black Design, Kim Black says she has already begun seeing this autumn colour trend surfacing in Brisbane.
“As the season changes from a bright, bold summer to the cooler autumn months we can see these colours appear on the shelves in various accessories, the latest fabric’s and the latest clothing lines.
“The oranges and pinks mirror the very on-trend metallics at the moment. Think about the warmth offered by Copper and Brass,” Black says.
Black says she has already had interest from clients wanting to change their living spaces for autumn.
“It’s amazing how a few throw cushions, an area rug and new curtains can change the entire room.
“Although we are lucky with the warm, mild autumn weather in Brizzy a few new scatter cushions and a chunky cable knit throw over the sofa will definitely cosy up your space,” she says.
She also suggests thinking about extra large woollen area rugs for under beds and to warm up the lounge or living rooms, adding that area rugs give incredible texture and pattern to a room for a terrific update.