All that’s old is new again, or so the saying goes. And just like we saw the resurgence of brass hardware and light fixtures, we’re also seeing certain colors making a strong style statement again.
Hunter green was hugely popular in the 90s (I may or may not have worn a hunter green bridesmaid dress in a dear friend’s wedding) and has since fallen out of popularity. But I’m willing to bet that these stylish kitchens might change your mind. Think English country cottage with a twist, or rural French bistro reinterpreted.
Pair either of these looks with loads of natural warm woods, brass fixtures, and clean modern countertops in quartz or marble to offer a high contrast to the dark cabinetry.
But if your style runs a little more bohemian, take note of Justina Blakeney’s jungle-inspired color scheme. Even though the aesthetic isn’t as formal as the other inspiration shots, the elements are all the same: warm metallics (copper, in this case), natural woods, and crisp contrasting white.
Grey has been on the scene for awhile now, but let’s get past the yellow-and-grey color scheme that’s been making the rounds for awhile. I’m expecially loving the way it juxtaposes against rich, warm woods. It’s not the first color combination you’d think of, but it works.
In this deep charcoal bedroom, pops of orange pick up the color of the warm woodwork in the eaves overhead. Notice in both photos how much the white balances out the darkness of the grey (I’m sensing a theme here!).
Charcoal walls with natural linen makes for an easy and calming living room. Load on the natural elements: a rustic pendant overhead with a hide rug underfoot.
Not a fan of neutrals? Charcoal is the perfect backdrop for pops of color. These African juju hats explode in a flurry of saturated color in an otherwise masculine and monochromatic space.
Navy is huge right now, and for good reason. It pairs well with practically any other color and acts as a neutral. It can be soothing, preppy, boho, or crisp depending on your overall style.
Emily Henderson’s assistant Ginny revealed her brand new dining room and it’s a beautiful eclectic mix of styles. The navy allows the rest of the room to shine: warm woodwork, a vintage light fixture that feels spot-on for the architecture of the home, a crisp white modern Saarinen tulip table, and chalky white crown molding.
Navy doesn’t have to be so serious all the time, though. Punch it up with a floral-inspired wallpaper like in this powder bath below.
Or go for the ultimate moody master bedroom with rich peacock-hued walls and coordinating bedding, grounded by a vintage rug.
Red is making a big resurgence. It hasn’t been super popular in the past decade, but I’m thinking we’re going to see a lot more of it in a whole new way.
I saw tons of saturated red rooms when I was at High Point Market in April, like this vignette in the Bernhardt showroom, and there’s no color more eyepopping and statement-making than this.
I also loved how rich this dramatic chair was in a sumptuous red velvet at the Ambella Home showroom.
They featured crimson in several corners of the showroom.
Of course, red is nothing new. Case in point is this lovely Parisian cafe scene, complete with swivel velvet chairs.
HOW NOW, BROWN?
Finally, one last shot to inspire a whole new appreciation for the color brown. It’s oft-maligned, but brown can be approachable, friendly, and clean when paired with crisp white. This farmhouse entryway has loads of personality thanks to the horizontal stripes and pops of color.