Green means go
It’s easier than you think, writes Catherine Nikas-Boulos
If you’re thinking colour inspirations are about to get light and bright, just in time for summer, then you need to dig deep. Two trend forecasters have announced that shades of dark blue/green are having their moment, proclaiming them the go-to colours for 2019.
Taubmans has kicked off the charge by announcing its 2019 Colour of the Year is Night Watch. This hot new shade of dark sea green was inspired by tones of a dense tropical jungle. Taubmans colour consultant Grace Garrett says nature-inspired tones will play a huge part in home trends next year, hinting anything from forest to sea foam and all tints and shades in-between will be big in 2019.
“It makes perfect sense that we are seeking to bring the calmness and soothing power of Night Watch into our decor given the trend to bring the outdoors in,” Grace says.
Taubmans DIY and renovation expert, Cherie Barber has also embraced the deeper green and blue hue, using it as the backdrop colour in a small apartment space.
“The answer to a greener life indoors is as simple as letting nature in, in more ways than one,” Cherie says. “To bring the space together and create the perfect place to display indoor plants and accessories inspired by nature, I created an ombre shelving feature by simply adding different amounts of Taubmans Crisp White to Night Watch.”
Textiles and paint retailer Graham & Brown, has also offered a bold take on 2019 wall trends. Its wallpaper of the year is Tori, which incorporates a Chinoiserie bird trail that is handpainted against a teal backdrop. The background colour, called Tiru, has also been singled out as the company’s Colour of the Year in its paint range.
Graham & Brown states: “This year’s choice reflects the consumer’s desire for opulent colours and luxurious finishes, taken from the backdrop of Tori wallpaper, Tiru, celebrates tranquillity, good luck and longevity.”
Taubmans Night Watch (left) works just as well with light neutrals as it does with darker tones. Natural materials such as rattan and wool keep it from becoming too formal. A velvet lounge from Freedom (above) makes a bold statement in a neutral living space.
Colour takes flight with Tori in Teal wallpaper from Graham & Brown. Amethyst and silver are a jewel-like team up against a teal backdrop.