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Whats cool for 2024

Oct 09, 2023

Whats cool for 2024
Holy crap … were here already, discussing interior design trends for 2024. What the actual!
This has been an absolutely mad year for me as we sold everything we own and relocated our lives to Australia, so it feels like it’s absolutely flown by. Needless to say, we’re at the end of 2023 and it’s time to look forward, so what are these design experts saying … and more importantly do I like it?
Homes to Love is saying it’s ‘Colour, curves, and a retro mash-up’. (So far I’m loving what I’m reading). So what does it mean exactly?

The trending phrase is ‘Colour Drenching’. In a nutshell this means pick a colour, any colour, and add loads of it to a room. No more picking a wall to be a feature, it’s about covering all the walls in colour. Now this is a trend I am loving! In terms of what colours are trending it's all the warm shades; yellows, oranges, and shades of pink. But don’t forget blue (in all its shades) as well as olive green, they’re also sticking around.

For those of you that have been watching The Block Australia (not sure if this has aired yet in NZ) but you’ll see it’s all about the curves. Curved archways, curved alcoves, waved ceilings, and rounded corners, on basically everything. Curves, curves, and even more curves.
I did notice a distinct lack of Miss Lolo in that series but I’m working on fixing that oversight …

Retro-mashup is also a term being bandied about for 2024 and this is actually super cool. It essentially means mixing eclectic styles from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s etc etc and creating a cool, fun, interesting space. Not being constrained by what's on trend this year but rather being inspired by all the cool stuff that's gone previously and mixing it all up. While a retro-mashup won’t be everyone’s cup of tea it's an awesome excuse to hit the op shops and create an unexpected space that exudes interest and warmth. Thankfully, I’ve always done this. My home is a complete mish-mash of ‘stuff’ but it’s all ‘stuff’ I personally love and that's the key to creating a home you love.

Now colour wise these are my ultimate picks as what's going to dominate the interiors in 2024:

Resene Morning Haze - a gorgeous baby blue with some cool retro feels

Resene Blue Bark - a classic dark moody blue

Resene Rewilding - if you’re after an olive green, then take a look at this shade

Resene Aroha - if you’re bold enough this is a stunning shade of red

Resene Inspire - a beautiful dusty pink

All images sourced from Pinterest.