Interior design has predominantly focused on metallic shades over the past couple of years, we are expecting to see an evolution from Copper colours into Gold this year, which works perfectly alongside soft earthy pastel hues such as yellows, pinks and blues.
Rebecca Williamson, Senior Colour Design & Content Manager at Dulux, comments: 'Gold and tones of gold are being used everywhere in the design world. It is a recurring colour and material at design fairs and in graphic design as well as in architecture, fashion, beauty and interior decorating. For 2016 Cherished Gold is a beautiful next step, a natural evolution and transition from Copper Blush, last years' Colour of the Year. As metallics continue to add that feel good factor into our homes, this earthy gold inspired hue will offer that little touch of glamour in an authentic and personal way.'
Delux have also said that typography will play a strong part in interior design, long gone are the feature walls. If you feel like making a statement then do it with a decorative motif, or wall paper all of your walls in a really strong print, and if you are really daring paper the ceiling too!
Beautiful pastels mixed with more sombre black and white style gridding is also bang on trend this year, which reminds me of the Chinese screens you can buy, these somehow mixed together seem to work really well.
The darker shades of Teal, Petrol blue and rich greens mixed with pale soft furnishings, and striped pine works really well in creating a bit of drama in a room, and will continue to be popular in our homes again this year.