The only 6 winter color trends you should be decorating with this year, according to experts


A welcome choice for winter, teal is having a moment in the spotlight. The uplifting yet serene teal is an interesting contradiction, blurring the boundaries between blue and green, and equally fun and sophisticated when added to an interior scheme come winter.


Ochre might seem like an unseal choice for winter, but unlike its brighter cousin yellow, an earthy golden ochre is a shade that shines, but it also creates rooms that are rich and enveloping – it's a hue that's like a warm embrace in winter. ‘Ochre is a color that evokes happiness and provides a sense of positivity,' says Andy Greenall, head of design, at Paint & Paper Library. 'While it is perfect for areas of the home where there is much activity and socializing, ochre can also add energy and vitality to a bedroom, especially a children's bedroom.’


Far from binary, the aesthetic associations of black-and-white room ideas for winter are rich and varied. Symbolizing balance and equilibrium, the pairing can also be used to isolate, capture attention and confuse; they are artists’ fundamental tools for capturing volume and form, and for architects to create rhythm and order.


Metallic gold is a wonderful way to add the Midas touch to your home for winter. Use this lustrous hue to create rooms that radiate warmth and exude luxury, unlike any other color.


Calming, creative, and with strong links to nature, dramatic dark green is a versatile color that is perfect for those cold, winter nights. The majesty of ancient forests has long inspired interior design. Whether the grandeur of an oak tree or the enchanting shape of an acanthus leaf, rich, velvety greens offer homes a nurturing connection to nature that is often lost in the winter.


Used in decorating for centuries, serene dark blues are enduringly popular, harmonizing with many hues for gloriously diverse results. The depth of pigment of darker blues means that they offer an emotional content that can be as nurturing or soothing as any green, particularly when you decorate a room floor-to-ceiling in a dark, velvety blue. For some homeowners, the idea of dark colors might feel foreboding, but for others, it is the dark ‘night’ of a shade that offers serenity in a winter room scheme.

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