Summer’s New Color Palette
It’s time to breathe this summer. Escape the concrete jungle and welcome nature into your home with the new, earthy colors of the season. Here’s how…
This season, let your living room be a space for physical and spiritual renewal. Mats Nilsson, creative leader of range and design at IKEA, says the key is to embrace an imperfect style that makes room for nature and relaxation.
“For summer, we have once again taken inspiration from nature,” says Mats. “This time from hot desert landscapes. The look is very casual with warm tones of sand, stone and terracotta, as well as plenty of raw, light wood, strengthened by the new INDUSTRIELL range.
The trend features basket weaves with touches of velvet, linen and jute textiles. Inspiration comes from handcrafted techniques and Ikat and Inca patterns. The perfect complement to the warm tones are denim blue and sculptural plants in terracotta pots.”
We’ve gathered everything you need to get your space on-trend with two of this season’s most colorful looks. Just pick your favorite, grab a bag and follow our guide.
There are no rules for pairing patterns and colors, but there are some tricks to get you started. Go for prints that share at least one shade, we went with black and white. Then add in two to three brights. Here we blended dots with vibrant hues for a balanced look that really pops.
An accent color is all you need to quickly update your existing deco. We went for yellow, a big favorite for spring.
Keep the base classic with timeless stripes and a mix of natural tones. Accessorize with a few pieces in shades of yellow to lift the whole look.
Try the bright yellow sofa. The covers are removable and come in several shades, so it’s quick and easy to change the look. The floor is a great place to add color and pattern, without it taking over the whole room.
Lift the mood with lighting in bold primary colors. The white work lamp and the white pendant light add brightness to corners. Be spontaneous with the coffee tables.