natural comfort

pale fluros, metals 

individual expression

desert reds and citrus

beach blues and greens

Create a homely environment using neutral colours of champagne and silvers for the walls and floors, then add your  individual touches of artwork and furnishings, using bright  desert reds, and citrus colours. They will pop and make you smile!

Another direction will be a background of sand and light blues. This time contrast with artworks and furnishings of bright blues and greens, and timber. Lots of tactile finishes and handmade items will add to a calm retreat from busy days. See our five 2020 ideas for schemes below.

Pantones colour of 2020 is "classic blue" a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk. "It's a color that anticipates what's going to happen next," said Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, which selects the Color of the Year


The chalk and Scandi look maturewith elegance.  Nature and luxury meld. Sliver and champagne colours are a backdrop for artworks and tactile pieces using textured handmade features with pops of pale toned pink or cinnamon. 

Science and technology allow for designs inspired by magnification and organic shapes with metallic highlights 

SCHEME 2 - CITRUS with pops of BLOSSOM

A neutral backdrop with  ceiling high neutral satin curtains adds to the homeliness. Add citrus colours - lemons and oranges.

A pop of fuscia or purple or dark green or desert red is added to artwork or velvet upholstery.

Green vertical walls, rainforest patterns in art and linen add to the individuality.  A wall of paintings with the same theme combine memories and thoughts in the retreat.


Pops of hot pink with salmon and bleached timber, against  neutral grey or buff backdrop.

Then punctuate the room with 1970s disco neons and fluros in artwork.

Revivalism of old pieces of furniture and fashion become focal points, as does smoke bomb photography, metals - steel to gold and silver (no rose gold)

Individual hand painted and crafted items, not mass-produced

SCHEME 4 - outback sky blue and 'OUTBACK red' (RUST)

The bright blue sky, with rich unfinished timbers become a sanctuary away from cold metallic computer land.

Thank you Paul Hyles, and Linda from Journey jottings for the outback images! 

Add soft corduroy covered curved furniture, including upholstered bedheads. Black matt kitchens start to come popular, lightened with many collections of individual pieces of art on the walls.

Built in storage becomes a feature and hides the unwanted clutter, allowing for the art to become the feature.

SCHEME 5 - sunset oranges and pinks

Burnt orange - straight from the 70s. But the twist is it is partnered with soft beige, greys and apricots, and pale toned pink - a perfect sunset!

Ceramics, textile arts, and handmade creations help with the nonconformity

Bold print wallpaper geometric walls could be impersonated with large artworks.

Organic and tactile thick wool and linen, with real embroidery!

SCHEME 6 - beach blues  with mint

A backdrop of neutral greys or pale blues with focal points of art and furniture using bright blues and greens

Blocks of blues, lilac, greens - including mint will be everywhere!

Art deco patterns with tactile matt silvery tin, or satin painted timber 'parquetry' floors help to create a relaxed environment. 

The beach hut is bought to 2020 with rectangular  fireplaces, and geometric artworks.