The making of a colour trend | ELLE Decoration

How does a particular shade become a seasonal standout in the world of interiors? Christobel Hastings investigates

Just look to the avocado green kitchens of the 1970s or the grey-washed living rooms of the past decade to see that colour trends can have a serious impact on home decor – and they can come and go as quickly as the seasons.

The colours we pick to paint our walls are just as important as the surrounding furniture; a vocabulary we use to express ourselves, and our perceptions of the world we live in. Thanks to the stream of stunning interiors on social media and smart trend predictions, there’s no shortage for tonal inspiration.

But how does a certain shade go from being one person’s preference to a global trend? And how do trendsetters land upon the perfect colour when predicting the next big thing? To find out, we decided to ask the experts.

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