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Interior Design Colour Trends For 2020


October 8, 2019 3min read

As we evolve and change so too should our living spaces. Taking a trip down memory lane and contemplating the evolution of interior style, it’s amazing to see all the incredible places we’ve been and even more exciting when imagining all the places we have yet to go.

If you’re curious about 2020’s interior design colour trends we’ve got you sorted with a little guidance from industry professionals. World of Style Interior Designer, Lidia Lombardero, has spilled her secrets on the leading looks heading into the New Year.

Metallic Accents

Looking to create instant glamour? Lidia says, “Metallic accents and hues such as a gold cabinetry kicker or brass handles will give your kitchen a Classic/Designer feel without overpowering the space.”

Gold and brass elements are excellent at catching light and can help give a room extra depth; one of the main reasons they’re the among the hottest colours for 2020. Use sparingly in features such as light fixtures to create subtle glamour within a minimalist design. You can also balance metallic features with contrasting textures like wood or marble for the ultimate luxe effect.

Dark Timbers

Despite the warmer weather, cool toned and dark knotted timbers and benchtops are making a comeback. Lidia’s advice?

“Contrast dark timbers with plenty of natural light from a window splashback or bright pendant feature lighting to maximise this feature.”

While light timbers carry all the trademarks of relaxed, coastal Australian design, trying to match every style element exactly can be a bit of overkill. Timbers like teak or those with darker stained finishes provide the perfect way to break up the palette of a room, particularly if you’ve already gone big with something light like Tasmanian Oak. Darker tones are also stunning when used in light-filled spaces, as they add richness and distinction to a design.

Classic Nordic Style

Characterised by its simplicity, Scandinavian style is a mix of form and function. Minimalist in design, clean lines and plenty of light are key elements in nailing the Nordic look. The timelessness of this style is one of the main reasons it continues to reign supreme as an interior design colour trend for 2020.

Want to re-create this style in your home?

“Create your own classic Nordic look through the use of rich navy blues, creamy vanilla white cabinetry, white benchtops, light oak timber laminate and brass tapware,” says Lidia.

“Scandinavian style is all about light and bright.”

Want more interior design advice? Discover our magical World of Style; designed to engage your senses and excite you with new possibilities. Are you more Classic, Contemporary, Designer or Resort? Take the Style Quiz to find out, plus discover the hottest colours of 2020 suited to your favourite theme!