Most of us will have selected one or more colour schemes, whether we own our own homes or rent from a relatively liberal landlord. However, the way in which we identify our preferred colour schemes is continuing to change, with a number of apps available to help us visualise our options and make informed choices.
At present, 72% of UK adults own a smartphone, while a further 25% use a tablet. This has encouraged individuals to seek out potential colour schemes on their mobile devices, with a huge range of apps developed to provide people with actionable advice.
In this post, we’ll look at one of the best apps for visualising your home decor, while taking a sneak peek at the most popular interior colour schemes for 2020.
What’s the Best App for Finding Colour Inspiration?
While colour inspiration and potential interior schemes can be found almost anywhere in the modern age, one app currently stands apart from its rivals.
We’re talking about the Dulux Visualiser App, which features new colour-picker technology to identify compatible schemes and create a scenario where you can make clear decisions with confidence.
In simple terms, this app lets you experiment by importing colours from anywhere and bringing these to life in a simulation of your living space. It achieves this with the use of augmented reality technology, while you can save the visuals produced and share this with family and friends if you wish.
The Dulux app also offers advice and suggests colour schemes to help complete or augment your home’s interior, and you can even use the app to purchase colour testers or paint to be delivered directly to your door.
With this type of app, you can bring your design vision to life, and create a stylish interior that is as unique as it is compatible.
What are the Most Popular Interior Colour Schemes for 2020?
Of course, even with technology that can sit in the palm of your hand, we recognise that you may need some help to settle on the final interior colour scheme for your home.
So, here are a few colour scheme predictions for 2020, and a brief look at why they are so popular.
Champagne and Similarly Bold Shades Like Gold and Silver
By itself, champagne is emerging as one of the biggest colour trends for 2020, and it therefore stands to reason that you should consider building your design scheme around this ideal base colour.
There’s another reason for this too; champagne is essentially a flexible, neutral tone that can be combined with far bolder shades such as bright blues and dramatic reds, while also offering a viable alternative to cream, beige or grey.
Champagne introduces an earthy tone that works particularly well with bold textures and materials, while it can also be combined with tones such as gold and silver to create a luxurious and appealing look for your living space or bedroom.
Navy Blue and Champagne
Champagne provides a particularly stark and striking colour contrast with navy blue – a bold tone that works especially well in most kitchens or living rooms.
Navy blue is a timeless and regal hue that continues to grow in popularity, and it is inherently compatible with neutral tones as part of a contemporary interior colour scheme.
Navy blue and white works particularly well in the kitchen, and you can experiment with the ratio of colours to alter the final aesthetic and impact of your chosen scheme.
Combining a navy blue kitchen island and units with white granite worktops and walls can make for an especially impressive “wow factor” look.
Olive Green and White
Olive green is another popular hue that has a similar visual impact to navy blue, and it recently impressed the audience at Milan Design Week in 2019.
One of the key reasons for its popularity is that olive green effectively mimics elements of the natural world, and in this respect it helps to build on the tried-and-tested trend of bringing the outside in.
Both light and darker olive greens certainly make for excellent interior wall colours, while they contribute to a serene and relaxing environment that’s ideal for any bathroom or bedroom space. These tones also work well with white, which should be used to provide a contrasting accent against a dominant feature wall.
You can also introduce light browns into this type of space, in order to introduce warmth and an additional layer of complementary natural colour.