You could not fail to see the latest buzz on colour schemes lately and predicted trends for 2020.

Tranquil Dawn from Dulux, and dusty pastels are a response to a hectic world where technology and day to day lives are at their busiest and the need to relax at home in a calming atmosphere is top on homeowners’ lists.

Previously, lighter colours were associated with children’s rooms, but this move to ‘mature pastels’ means these schemes are not restricted to bedrooms and are completely on trend for living areas, kitchens and bathrooms.

Complimenting Tranquil Dawn are pastel greens, mature pinks and delicate greys which all work with a plethora of design styles. Don’t think that pastels are all light and airy, they can also work brilliantly with blacks, greys and midnight blues so don’t be frightened of bringing in eye-popping colour combinations.

Working with light palettes

You can create a country home feel by combining colours with floral patterns or for a modern apartment look when paired with pure whites, metallics and clean finishes.

If you are not a fan of patterns but don’t want to go for an all over colour then using partner hues will provide interest in the room and adding texture with textiles and fabrics adds depth to your space.

When choosing your flooring to match these schemes, play on the natural with light woods or white finishes such as Vivo Click Vinyl Collection Portland Oak, which will give that light feel and real wood floor look.

A great bonus for this scheme is that light palettes are perfect for small rooms or where light is limited.

Working with dark palettes

Pastels take on a dramatic twist when paired with dark colours such as dark charcoals, midnight or deep petrol blues. You can stay bold with same colour accessories or soften harder edges with fabrics, lighting and accessories.

For those looking for a loft living look, poured concretes and solid dark flooring works perfectly with these schemes.

Dark Palettes are great for creating a warm and cosy space and our Tile Styles PU Collection, Isis is a dark flooring that can work well with this scheme.

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