Grounding and timeless, the colors of nature make a great foundation for creating a traditional scheme. ‘Natural colors are often the ones that we feel most comfortable with using in the home as they are reminiscent of the tranquillity of the outdoors,’ says Ruth Mottershead, creative director at Little Greene paints.
‘We’ve seen almost a decade of grey, so people are now beginning to look for those warmer tones. This isn’t about a return to magnolia or beige, these are natural tones for a timeless interior. As we’re spending so much time at home, it’s more important than ever to turn it into a sanctuary.’
When decorating in she suggests to, ‘focus on how you would like the space to make you feel rather than current trends,’ adding that ‘the new Stone palette works really harmoniously for classic neutral schemes, but can also be combined with stronger highlights of color if you’re looking to create something a little more contemporary.’
Also, if you live in a period property, it’s worth considering decorating with the period in mind, says Little Greene director Ruth Mottershead, ‘all our color cards feature a period key, so you can see which era each shade originates from. This can be really useful if you’re looking to create a scheme that is in-keeping with the age of your property.’