Top 6 colour trends in interiors

Summer is full of colours we want to capture by adding flowers to our interiors or gardens, or making jams and pickles for autumn.

Summer colours

My thinking about colours in interiors (and I’m a fan of colours – even of bold, contrastive combinations, as you might have seen in my post titled Presence), was inspired by the Summer Olympic Games that start this Friday in Brazil.

Trivia: The Olympic rings were designed by Pierre de Coubertin in 1912. Their colours (blue, black, red, yellow, green and white [colour of the background]) represent the colours on the flags of the countries which participated in the Olympics at the time.

One of my fondest childhood memories is connected with the Olympic games – the opening of the Calgary Winter Olympics (1988) which I watched on TV with my grandmother. I think it was my first conscious watching of a TV broadcast. And how festive and colourful it was!

Another association which hit me instantly was with a movie that has one of the most recognizable instrumental music themes of all time (composed by Vangelis) – Hugh Hudson’s Chariots of Fire (1981).

The movie, based on facts, tells a story of two athletes – Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams – during the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. Liddell was a Scottish Christian who competed in the event “for the Glory of God”. Abrahams was an English Jew who wanted to fight against the wave of persecution.

Trivia: The title of the movie comes from a poem known now as Jerusalem by William Blake: “Bring me my Bow of burning gold;/Bring me my Arrows of desire:/Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!/Bring me my Chariot of fire!”

Ideally, the Olympic games are a feast of international sport community, of fair play competition without prejudice; the time when all the wars and conflicts should stop. I wish it happened this summer.

This is what I’ve prepared for you today – inspired by these rich Olympic references, I’ve chosen top 6 colour trends in interiors.

1. Lavender and gold

top colour trends lavender and gold

1. Pendant lamp by Bloomingville via 2. Mirror by Passesimple 3. Knob by ArtfulSparkle 4. Baskets by TalaHomeDesign 5. Cotton balls by DDLIGHTS 6. Cushion by TheWhitePetalsDecor

2. Rose pink and  dove grey

top colour trends rose pink and dove grey

[model bedroom photo:]                                                                                                                             1. Carpet Gustavian Blue by    2. Handmade mug with 24-carat gold by Att Pynta 3. Blankets by ekuboo 4. Cushion by Att Pynta 5. Bedlinen by FlaxBox 6. Origami lamp by TedzukuriAtelier    

3. Teal and mustard yellow

top colour trends teal and mustard

1. Cushions by JillianReneDecor 2. Cup and saucer by TheScandiShop 3. Vintage telephone by RueVertdeGris 4. Teapot by TheScandiShop 5. Patchwork quilt by FernLeslieBaby

4. Mint and copper

top colour trends mint and copper

[model kitchen photo: sfgirlbybay via Pinterest]         1. Magnetic board by OmmaSae    2. Copper kitchen utensils via LaNormandyBoutique             3. Pot with lid via frenchvintagedream                  4. Kitchen stool by thelittlebiker   5. Lamp via fumform    6. Knobs by MJHooks    7. Copper kettle via EllasAtticVintage

5. Navy blue and white grey

top colour trends navy blue and white grey

1. Blanket by Att Pynta 2. Decorative Ikat pillow by LouBella1 3. Ceramic bowls by karoArt        4. Wooden wall sign by SamBeeDesigns 5. Handmade bowls with 24-carat gold by Att Pynta        6. Fabrics by Manuel Canovas

6. Yellow and grey

top colour trends yellow and grey

1. Minky blanket by SugarDoodleBoutique 2. Lampshade by Lazysusanmakes 3. Cushion by bedbuggs 4. Crib sheet by pipsandivy 5. Cushion by GosiaFigura

And which colour duo is your favourite? Do you have any of these combinations at home? I’d love to know what you think. Drop me a line in a comment box or in my social media.

Have a wonderful week.


PS. My bedroom is lavender and gold…


14 thoughts on “Top 6 colour trends in interiors

  1. Marta

    From this list second and fifth options are probably my favourite to look at and As I plan to redo colors in my room soon I will probably go with something like grey and powder pink, or grey and light blue. I am not sure yet but something light because room itself is quite dark. 🙂

    1. Interiormad Post author

      Grey and light blue is super trendy now too 🙂 What colour is your furniture?


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