In decoration, as in fashion, every year, paint manufacturers set the tone and unveil their flagship colours. Among the living room colour trends for 2024 are shades of blue and green, very different from previous years. Sophistication and glamor are once again making their mark alongside very natural tones which remain popular.
Sage green is in the spotlight
Sage green is making a strong comeback in our interiors, gently and discreetly, it is happy to appear in your living room. You can easily combine it with an anthracite gray to sublimate it, but also with dark wood, a powdery pink or a more powerful pink, a shade that is making a very noticeable comeback in our decor. The first to jump on this trend are the Dulux Valentine paints with “Olive Branch” which is actually a soothing and comforting sage green that is quietly settling into our living room.
It is reminiscent of the sweet scents of plants, but also the freshness and softness of aloe. It is a versatile shade that gives the living room a lot of liveliness.
It’s a relaxed colour that fits perfectly into a revival approach with calm and saturated tones. Well-being remains very present despite these past months, lulled by uncertainty and isolation. This shade can easily give a second life to a forgotten and obsolete piece of furniture.
Horizon Blue: Colour of the Year
Colour of the Year 2024 is Horizon Blue. Imbued with softness, it reconciles you with the outdoors and brings real breath to your space. It is a perfect colour to make a fresh start and renew your daily life. It installs a real renaissance in the world of decoration.
It pairs well with other shades, such as a deep, characterful brown for the perfect balance. This pale blue counterbalances the bolder shades to bring freshness. The walls of your living room are thus adorned with a pastel colour, but which offers a kind of welcome renewal in this period.
Yellow is more energetic and pop
Yellow in 2024 is brighter, more sustained, lively and solar. It is indeed the great return of colours with pep’s and vibrant. Lemon yellow in particular is a must in our interiors. He enters salons in small notes so as not to risk becoming aggressive. These explosive shades are almost fluorescent and very vivid. You sublimate it with an anthracite gray. It’s part of a bolder trend, part of the pop trend. It replaces the mustard yellow that has invaded our interiors in recent years. These shades are found in almost all colours such as pink, carmine red, acid green, etc. These very sparkling colours are perfectly integrated into our current living rooms and slightly attenuated by a touch of gray for example.
Pink for a very soft touch
This new version of pink contains a high content of yellow pigments, it is perfect for bringing a lot of warmth and calm to your living room. This subtle shade gives a beautiful setting for your furniture and decorative objects. It is so delicate that it can be applied on the walls and on the ceiling. It allows you to create a very soft and cozy universe and a very welcoming and relaxing living room.
The cognac colour and its masculine imprint
Cognac is a must in the decoration world in 2024, for a very masculine touch that is not without inspiration from the 60s. If it was already very present in the ready-to-wear collections of recent years, it makes a remarkable entrance into our interiors. It is a very warm and interesting shade to place, whether in touches or on a wall. It harmonizes perfectly with neutral colours, such as off-white, but also noise materials such as leather, light wood furniture, linen, cotton, etc.
Beiges and nudes: make way for serenity
If certain colours make a remarkable entrance in our interiors, others remain very present in this 2024 collection and this is the case of beiges and nudes.
These warm and cozy tones adorn your living room with a softness that goes well with a chic, contemporary or more classic ethnic decoration. You can play on two different shades to delimit the volumes or the different spaces without the risk of overloading the room. It is a beautiful option that retains a certain natural and subtle charm.
Nudes, largely inspired by cosmetics, are also synonymous with softness and bring this cocooning aspect, which we need in our living rooms. The different shades often contain a hint of pink for a discreet feminine note.
These shades have the advantage of remaining very present without imposing themselves in your living room. They are warm and very cozy, but also very natural.
The camaieu is still unavoidable
If you are not very comfortable with the handling of colours, the easiest way is to opt for a monochrome. This one comes very easily from a single colour which reduces the risk of committing the slightest mistake. In the same colour family, you juggle with different tones to bring subtlety to your living room. This allows you to play with volumes and bring rhythm to your space. You don’t take any risks, and yet you get a stylish and harmonious living room!
Red is essential in carmine or burgundy tones only!
The reds have been looking for their place for a few years in our decoration without finding it. They even tend to disappear little by little. However, if you like this colour, in 2024 choose it from carmine or burgundy shades. These are the only two that will be popular in our interiors. The deep burgundy gives a lot of character to your space while the carmine is rather the friend of the contemporary and modernist decoration. These two shades then come back to compete with the tones from the earth which still prevailed last year and which remain present today, but in a more measured way.
The timeless gray is always present
Whether for its softness or to sublimate another shade, gray is always well established in our interiors. It is preferably chosen in a slightly sophisticated tone, containing a hint of blue or green. We love its elegance and sobriety, perfect for highlighting the colours that are part of the 2024 trend. If gray is rarely mentioned, it is nonetheless essential and timeless in our decoration. Contrary to popular belief, it displays a real personality, as in the case of verdigris for example. Gray is a colour that tells a story and is not as neutral as we tend to think.