Warmer earth colours

Teal has been a colour that has won over millions of hearts in the past decade. With the overwhelming influence of the Tiffany Teal, to it being the colour of choice for interiors (many home decor brands and products opted for teal as their colour of choice), to it being the go to colour for cafes and cool start up brands, the hype around this colour is slowing down.

We saw bluer teals and greener teals, we saw the bright happy teals and the deep richer teals. Teal has been mentioned consistently as the most favourite colour by women. PPG declared Night Watch as their Colour of the Year 2019, Sherwin Williams had Oceanside as the Colour of the Year 2018, Asian Paints declared Intense Ocean as their Colour of the Year in 2017, Marrs Green was touted as the world’s most favourite colour, and many more such teals have been in the news. We are not saying Teal is over, but the needle has gradually moved to the other end of the colour spectrum with this year’s Colour of the Year choices from leading global colour authorities and from our own intensive colour research.

It is a shift to the warmer side of the colour spectrum that we have been seeing.

It is an embracing of all colours warm - reds, oranges, yellows, even pinks and browns.

The focus has moved from green and blue (greenery and water) to browns and oranges (earth).

We have been seeing a whole lot of earth browns, clay shades, sand neutrals, terracotta oranges and orange browns, brick reds, ochres becoming quite dominant in the colour world.

So yes, it is in a sense time to say move over to the greens, blues and the blue greens.

Oceanside - Sherwin WIlliams

Oceanside - Sherwin WIlliams

Intense Ocean - Asian Paints

Intense Ocean - Asian Paints

Marrs Green

Marrs Green

Susan Mathen