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How colour is reflecting our current mood and setting the tone for the year ahead
Written by Aoife Bugler, Colour Consultant at The Colour Hub

The current climate and related restrictions have the entire nation staring at the four walls of their home, day after day, week after week. The familiarity of being at home so much more has brought about the desire for newness and change. With all of that in mind, I’ve taken a little time out, to look at what colour trends are in play for 2021.

The increase in working from home has seen a surge in people looking for calming colours to create a warm, nurturing and cosy space. We see this theme not only being applied to workspaces but also being translated into the rest of our interior spaces. Warm neutral colours are certainly in vogue. The colours that fit the brief are ‘Oak Apple’ and ‘Clay Pale’ from Little Greene, ‘Cocoa 1955’ and ‘Hoben White’ from Fleetwood and ‘Batch Loaf ‘ and ‘Minimal’ from Colourtrend.

Another strong trend is the emergence of green as a popular colour this year, with its calming qualities and its ability to bring the familiar exterior colours of plants, trees and grass into our homes. People are leaning towards Olive green, a luxurious natural shade of green which works well in Irish homes as it links us back to our landscape. Our connection to the natural world is arguably stronger now, than it has been for decades. Deep, bold and beautiful we are also being drawn to darker shades of green such as ‘Sage Green’, ‘Boxington’ and ‘Olive Oil’ from Little Greene or ‘Silver Birch’, ‘Standing Tall’ and ‘Nettle Soup’ from Colourtrend and ‘Electric Pickle’ from Fleetwood’s Vogue collection are all available to view in store or order online at

Looking elsewhere our gorgeous earthy tones are popular this season with colours such as ‘Rolling Fog’, ’Roman Plaster’ and ‘Bathstone’ from Little Greene, ‘Aluna’ and ‘Reinvent’ from Colourtrend and finally a popular choice we see is ‘Old Fashioned’ and ‘Side Car’ from the Fleetwood Vogue Collection. All of these shades will bring comfort, tranquillity and warmth to your home.

As always, we encourage our clients to add a tiny touch of drama to their homes with dashes of more powerful standout colours here and there. This season’s trend in accent colours feature red based tones and offer a wonderful contrast to the earthy natural shades they are often seen alongside. The pop colours we are looking at this season are colour’s such as ‘Betsy Dark’ from Fleetwood, ‘Baked Cherry’ and ‘Adventurer’ from Little Greene and the incredible shade that is ‘Pink Chestnut’ from Colourtrend.

So, if you are looking at adding colour to one or more of your rooms this season, consider the three key themes; warm calming neutrals, bringing nature inside with shades of olive green or adding a bold luxurious accent colour.

As always, I along with our team of colour consultants are always on hand to help you along your colour journey. We are available for online colour consultations during the current restrictions and will be back to our in-home and in-person consultation appointments before too long.

Aoife xx
Colour and Interiors Consultant
Templeogue Decor – The Colour Hub