This year’s Maison & Objet Design Fair in Paris revealed which colours are set to be on-trend this autumn, including warm, cocooning autumn hues. The Fair highlighted this season’s hottest colours – here’s an overview.
Warm colours are perfect for autumn and according to the Fair, it reflects our current appetite for ethical and sustainable products. Autumn red tones appeared on furniture, soft furnishings and accessories with hues from blood red to terracotta, and burnt orange to yellow tones, adding warmth to any room.
Terracotta has been popular in autumn for several years – it was a prominent colour within the Fair and represents nature and earth tones.
Burnt orange is a popular new colour for autumn 2021, something not seen in recent years – but now it has been added to the spectrum of warm colours, it brings a touch of nostalgia and a return to the décor trends seen in the 1970s which represent a happy time where everything was permitted and a more relaxed way of life.
Relaxing tones of brown are perfect for autumn and is reflected in natural fibres, leather, and darker wood furniture. Beige and taupe were also popular as a neutral palette composed of ecru, beige, stone grey, taupe and brown. These organic shades can be layered to create a soft and relaxing room in your home.
Yellow is ever-popular year-round and was even announced as the Pantone Colour of the Year 2021. It represents optimism, hope and joy and at the Fair it appeared in softer warmer tones with muted yellow colours such as pastel yellow and mustard seen in all aspects of interiors.
Blue and yellow is a combination that works, with a more electric blue version in another return to the retro colours of the 1970s.
Mauve and violet also featured in combination with other bold colours such as blue and yellow.