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Keep Calm And Colour On

02 Jun 2020

Design Trends

Stressful times call for calming colours. It’s no wonder that soothing colour schemes are tipped to continue trending for the year ahead and beyond. Soft, light palettes make great backdrops for statement retro and rustic pieces. Let’s take a look at them!  

Way-popular Grey

Grey is muted and mutable. It can be tinged with blue and veer on mauve, or contain a smidgen of green and verge on olive. Unfairly accused of being dull, it is a calming and cooling hue that provides the perfect backdrop for splashes of colour. This cosy living area shows how plain grey can pull together gorgeous spaces that are both cosy and contemporary all at once.

HDB 4 Room 23 Ghim Moh Link | Carpenters

Sand and Stone

After off-white and grey, yellow-tinged whites are a popular choice for homemakers who are looking for a warmer yet still neutral colour scheme. This restful living room teams a taupe sofa with a stone veneer feature wall to create a versatile space that can be toned down or livened up with loose accessories. Warm light suffuses the room with a soft inviting glow.

HDB 4 Room 512C Yishun St 51 | Le Interi

Define and Dine with Palest Pink

Purpose-specific areas can be demarcated by feature walls in palest pastels that gently define a space without segregating it. This dining corner is pretty as a picture with its backdrop of pale pink, which pairs perfectly with the vintage baby chandelier. The dining table, though decidedly modern, references marble-topped kopitiam tables of yesteryear.

HDB 5 Room Blk 164 Bishan St 13 | New Interior Design

Un-moody Blues

Pale blue-greens, from spearmint to cyan, are enjoying a surge of popularity. Distant relatives to their darker cousins, electric blue and midnight blue, these no-drama, calmer blues are ideal for studies, bedrooms and sitting rooms where relaxation and concentration are sought. With its robin’s egg blue walls and grey timber-look cabinetry, this study is, well, conducive for studying.

HDB Executive Condominium Watercolours EC | Starry Homestead Pte Ltd

Green Dreams

Hospitals have traditionally painted their wards light green as the colour is believed to have a calming effect on patients. Homemakers are applying the same colour psychology to the bedroom. Shades of light green, from sea mist to mint, are a great choice for a serene, gender-neutral space. Here, a feature wall creates a loose nature theme that is picked up by the timber-look wardrobe, bed linen and wall art.

HDB 5 Room Blk 812A Choa Chu Kang | Renozone Interior Design House

For a Calm Renovation, HomeRenoGuru

To ensure a calm renovation process, it is imperative that you engage an interior designer who puts your mind at rest. A hasty decision could have you seeing red over missed deadlines, blown budgets and shoddy workmanship. When in doubt, simply refer to HomeRenoGuru, Singapore’s leading home renovation website and app. Fill out a simple online form and they will send you a shortlist of established and trusted interior design companies that match your budget and your needs.

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