On-trend colors that speak to me.

I need color. Desperately. It’s quite a dramatic start of this blog post, but Winters are long in Sweden and I’ve had it with different shades of white, grey, black and blue. I’m longing for Midsummer, wildflowers, sunshine and color. This, and Miss Mustard Seed, inspired me to write this post.

As many of you know, Miss Mustard Seed has her own milk paint collection and I’ve been involved in the distribution of the brand for many years now. Marian (aka Miss Mustard Seed) recently announced that she wanted to change some colors in the collection and she asked the public for feedback. My brain started working overtime! Which colors would I add if I could choose? What appeals to me? What’s on trend?

I made a list of all the colors that speak to me right now and how I envision them in an interior.

The first color is very familiar because it looks a lot like Pantone’s color of the year 2015, Marsala. I didn’t really like Marsala in 2015, but I warmed up to it and in 2019 I’m finally ready haha. I love it at its pure strength, slightly more reddish or pink.

Velvet - Marsala: on- trend color - Dala MusesPhoto Credit: Made in PersboHemlängtanHomeEdit

I’m totally in for mustard – ochre – sienna, and it’s totally on trend.

Mustard - Ochre: on- trend color - Dala MusesPhoto Credit: VillroseneMiss DIYKatarina’s Old House

My other favorite color is Pantone’s Shaded Spruce or anything that is very close to a moody teal. This is a challenging colour for me because I like rustic, cottage or farmhouse interiors. Adding teal to that style isn’t easy because it’s such a bold color, but I think it can turn out really well when you combine it with rich colored natural wood. I like it the most as a wall color. We used a dark teal wallpaper in our youngest son’s bedroom combined with a natural wooden floor.

Moody Teal: on- trend color - Dala MusesPhoto Credit: Magnolia HomeIdeal Home

I’m a bit on the fence about one last color: terracotta and earthy pink. I like them a lot as a color, I would consider adding it to a paint line, but I can’t seem to marry it with my own style. It reminds me of 90’s homes, Italy and Summer. It’s not so far from Pantone’s color of the year 2019 Living Coral, so maybe I’m ready in 2023!

What do you think? Any of these that appeal to you?

2 replies
  1. Sharon Hankins
    Sharon Hankins says:

    I love these colours and they all go together quite nicely as a colour pallete too. Haha. Yes, I seem to take a couple of years to warm up to the Pantone colours of the year, too. Great post Goedele!

    • Goedele
      Goedele says:

      Thank you Sharon! Every year, when Pantone announces its color of the year, I’m like ‘oh no’. It’s like the song on the radio you don’t like until you have heard it a thousand times. I need some time :).


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