Colour Through the Decades: 2000s, 2010s and 2020s

Written on 24th September 2021

In this third and final instalment of our Colour Through the Decades series, our journey takes us from the noughties through to the near future. Read on for one last dose of inspiration from decades past – and for the decade ahead – from our Colour Curator, Joa Studholme.

 

2000s


“The arrival of the new millennium ushered in an era of wanting to make our homes into comfortable spaces adorned with warm greys and pinks. With Farrow & Ball showrooms already open in London, Paris and New York, Elephant’s Breath and the stronger Charleston Gray were much in evidence, and the feature wall of wallpaper became a staple in these more casual schemes.”

Walls and Woodwork: Charleston Gray No.243

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2010s

“Greys of every tone and shade dominated our homes in the first decade of the new century, and as of 2010 were all available in our newly eco-friendly water based formula. These shades satisfied homeowners who wanted a calming, easy environment to live in, as well as those who wanted to a grittier and more industrial feel. Strong blues were also taken up by those wanting super chic rooms.”

Walls and Woodwork (Bathroom): Worsted No.284; Walls and Woodwork (Foreground): Sloe Blue No.87

Walls and Ceiling: Hague Blue No.30; Bookcase: Black Blue No.95 (A)

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2020s

“We are now looking differently at the way we live, and we crave colours that will embrace us and enrich our homes, creating cosy sanctuaries. Homeowners are certainly becoming braver, moving away from the grey palette of the last ten years and towards colourful interiors that feel comforting and nostalgic.”

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Get a taste of your favourite era

Inspired by Joa’s choices? You can order sample pots of all the paint colours mentioned in this article with free home delivery.

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