Interior Design Styles & Colour Palettes, Part 1
Updated: Jun 23
In my previous post, I highlighted and explained some of the most popular Interior Design styles. It can get a little confusing trying to navigate through all these different designs styles, especially when they are very similar to each other.
So to make things even easier for you all, I've decided to put together some basic colour palettes for each Interior Design style. They should help form a basis for your design journey and help clear up some of the confusion. If you've been keeping up my Instagram, you'll find that I've already shared some of these colour palettes, but I thought I'd share them on here as well. So here we are, part 1 of 3.
S C A N D I N A V I A N
A hugely popular Interior Design style inspired by the Scandinavian and Nordic countries. The colour palette takes inspiration from the snow, mountains and fjords. A timeless style which works perfectly in all spaces and areas.
M I N I M A L I S T
One of the major Interior Design styles of today which is still relatively young as it started in the early 21th century. Takes inspiration from the simplicity of Japanese design and is usually seen merging with the Scandinavian style. Interiors are stripped down to their bare essentials allowing the space left behind to make a statement. Colour pallets are typically monochromatic, with grey, black and white featuring heavily.
E C L E C T I C
This Interior Design style takes inspiration from a huge range of different design styles and periods. This particular style has no rules, have fun and push the boundaries of creativity. No two eclectic spaces are ever the same. Blend the old with the new, dark and bright, solid colour and pattern.
I N D U S T R I A L
Takes inspiration from the Industrial Revolution. This gritty Interior Design style is unrefined and raw. Concrete, steel, bricks, brass and wood are some of the base materials of this design style. All tied together with statement lighting and bold colours. Brick red, black, grey, brown and navy are typically used in the industrial colour palette.
M I D - C E N T U R Y
This Interior Design style has proven to be very popular in the recent years. Taking inspiration from post World War 2 America, this 50's/60's design style is rather masculine with clean simple lines, practical furniture made of wood and metal and rich colour palette. More popular in urban and city spaces.
C O N T E M P O R A R Y
The chameleon of Interior Design styles. It's ever changing, taking inspiration from past and present design styles. As it's always evolving, there's no one way to describe this design style, making it slightly difficult to pull off. Contemporary interiors today feature modern clean lines, metal and glass, and brave use of colour.
V I N T A G E
Often classed as old fashioned, Vintage Interior Design style is far from old and is incredibly versatile. Taking inspiration from major design styles of the past, vintage can jaw droppingly opulent and sophisticated, delicate and charming, or retro and edgy.