As we continue to spend more time than usual indoors, many of us are craving a greater connection with nature – not just when we’re lucky enough to get out and about in it, but when we come home again.
“The palette of colours we want to use in the home has expanded,” says Joa Studholme. “We’re looking to introduce warmer tones, which add personality and elegance while still feeling comfortable.”
This year, subtle, brown-based tones like Jitney and Dead Salmon are our go-to neutrals, offering laid-back alternatives to white and grey. “Jitney is the perfect base colour to build on,” says Joa, “particularly in a kitchen, where you can layer other earth colours on top with units and islands.”
For those seeking more intense colour, Joa suggests the beautifully bold India Yellow. Its deep ochre shade is strong and moody, but still with an earthy undertone to keep things feeling grounded. “It has a mix of aged ease and modern strength,” says Joa “the perfect colour for 2021!”
Pair your earthy tones with one or more of these hand-picked complementary shades.
Get the look
Here are a few of our favourite looks using a selection of our grounding earth tones.