As we wave a fond farewell to Lily Lily Rose as our Colour of the Year for 2022, we are excitedly beckoning in quite a different look for the new year with the bold, earthy and warming tone of Lady Bug.
Rich, natural hues are set to take over the interiors world – perhaps it’s a need for comfort with its cocooning effect – or maybe we’re just all ready for a change from the dominant pastels we’ve seen in homes and on catwalks over the past few years (though we must admit, we still love these!)
Lady Bug is a beautiful earthy burgundy with brown undertones that exudes a calming sophistication and warmth.
Shades of red and burgundy have a rather powerful effect on the human psyche. It’s a winner’s colour, the tone of attraction and seen as a powerful hue that also symbolises ambition. It’s this strength and bolstering that we all need going into the new year. We’re getting braver with our interior choices and realising how much colour can make an impact on our emotional wellbeing – especially now that a lot of us work from home too.
We caught up with interior designer, Laura North, to get her tips on how to use Earthborn’s Colour of the Year 2023 in your home:
“I’m all about palette play and experimenting with how colours work together and Lady Bug is surprisingly adaptable. For a deep, natural palette pair with a soft and luxurious brown such as Rocky Horse and then add a touch of a pink like Cupcake – I love pink and red together and think that they really sing when paired.”
“If you’re looking for a more romantic feel, perhaps a bedroom or dressing room, try adding a yellow-pink such as Ballet Shoe and then add another more lipstick red like Delilah – don’t be afraid to mix two reds, it can give you a really incredible effect.”
“Lady Bug can be playful too – just add similarly saturated hues such as a gorgeous blue like Polka Dot and a deep teal-ish green like Hobgoblin.”
“If painting a whole room in Lady Bug feels a bit too much of a step into the unknown for you, there are some lovely tricks for introducing the colour gently. How about painting just the very edges of your doors so that there is the subtlest flash of colour when someone comes in. Or maybe just a graphic stripe down a small return wall to make a feature of a chair or side table that might sit there.”
“Not forgetting that feature walls are officially back in fashion thanks to the increasing need for impressive zoom backdrops and it’s also a clever idea for zoning multi-use areas, such as defining your desk area that might sit in your kitchen or dining room.”
You can now order large swatch samples to visualise what the colour might look like in your home or perhaps try a sample pot – which go very far in terms of coverage – you’ll easily paint a dining chair with a little tin- and don’t forget to tag us when this sumptuous deep red makes its winning way into your own homes.
We’re excited to welcome Lady Bug as the Colour of the Year 2023 – not just for the brave but definitely as a symbol of change.