Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with the winter months? Here at Oak Furniture Land USA, we love the cosy atmosphere of our homes during this time of year, and there’s nothing better than cuddling up to watch a movie during the dark and cosy evenings with a few candles lit. But on the other hand, having to bundle yourself up in layers just to leave the house and head to the store isn’t the best!
But whether you love it or hate it, it’s hard to deny that winter is one of the most beautiful seasons. Mother Nature uses rich colors at this time of year, creating an inspirational palette that we can use in our homes! So, here’s our guide to the best winter colors, and how you can make them work in your home…
A dark midnight sky is the perfect backdrop to a winter’s landscape, and it works just as well as the backdrop for your home! Painting your walls with this deep hue isn’t for the faint-hearted, but look how beautifully everything reflects off this rich color. For the perfect winter mix, combine with tonal shades of velvet and warm soft hide rugs.
When most of the trees have lost their leaves, deep shades of evergreen can bring the landscape to life. This beautiful jewel color is bang on trend this winter, from jade to emerald, from deep olive to mossy tones. Could you paint a piece of furniture in this deep matte green color, adding a touch of gold hardware for a luxe look that won’t date? We love how it works here!
It’s no fun to scrape ice off our cars in the morning, but it’s wonderful to look out at a landscape covered in blankets of snowy white! To get the winter-wonderland look indoors, embrace whitewashed floorboards. Use soft layered linens and knitted throws in gentle, neutral shades or pastels to create that cosy setting.
The sun is lower in the winter, but it can still provide some warmth from the cold, and who doesn’t love those crisp cold days where the sun shines clear and bright? Bring that welcoming sunshine look indoors with accents of brass and gold, played off against cooler pastel tones to create a visual warmth. This look will create a welcoming vibe all year round.
We all know how great reflective surfaces are for bouncing light around the home, and during this dark and dreary time of year it’s important to maximise as much light as you can. Glass surfaces or reflective silver tile will help to keep your home feeling light and bright into winter.
Evoke the moody colors of winter clouds with cool hues of grey and white, forming the perfect neutral base for any bedroom. Natural and marble stones have a rich beauty all of their own, creating pattern and subtle movement that won’t overwhelm your senses. Just a few marble accents in your home will bring the outdoors in – whether it’s a marble bathtub, or a simple marble tray. The opportunities are endless.