Colour Trends in Interiors – What’s in and What’s out

As we approach the end of the year, we look to interior trends that will take the world by storm. From the tropical island of Sri Lanka interior trends are greatly infused into the upcoming boutique hotels, cosmopolitan shops and stylish residences. With that in mind, we look at colour trends for interiors and share with you what is considered “IN” and what is considered “OUT” as we welcome the New Year!

Greenery of 2017

To recap the colour trends for interiors and homes for the year 2017, Pantone had selected “Greenery” as The Colour of the Year 2017, with the symbolism of new beginnings.

The fresh and zesty hue was the perfect inclusion into various different palettes such as Transitions, Ethereal Material, Grand Canyon, Forest Floor, Rev it Up, Fathomless, Analogous, Moody Blooms, Deep Rooted, and Calm it Down which featured a blend of soothing pastels.


Ultra Violet of 2018

Pantone has set its standard high with its follow up to last year’s Greenery with the likes of Ultra Violet for its colour trends of the New Year. A complex but impressionable colour, Ultra Violet can be used in various form and makes for interesting combinations of colour for home and interior design in Sri Lanka. The thought behind choosing Ultra Violet and shades of purple, is the awe and aura of it all. With inspiration of royalty and class, to the galaxies and mycstism, the quality in the colour shows through in everyones life and can be embodied in different ways, making uniqueness and personality key.

The great thing about this colour trend is that violet or purple can be utilised in both warm and cold settings offering us such a versatile options as colour trends for interiors.

Ultra Violet Inspired Colour Palettes for 2018

With revitalised hues for home and interiors, the trend for colour in the new year flows with the same momentum as the year before. It makes room for all tastes and likes, and the love for iridescent or metallic elements will continue in 2018 as it now considered a classic design element.  The new palette will move away from pastels to create room for intense colours for interiors, with pops of colour and contrast. The new palettes to complement Ultra Violet are Resourceful, Verdure, Playful, Discretion, Far-Fetched, Intricacy, Intensity, and TECH-nique.