Soft pinks and purples combined with retro
furniture gives a nostalgic feel to any room.
Soft pinks and purples combined with retro furniture gives a nostalgic feel to any room.

Get nostalgic with sunny retro palettes

Vintage hues mark the house as a place to have fun.

Have you ever yearned to travel back in the time? This trend celebrates the aesthetics of the eighties; a less complicated, more glamorous time. Look at the colour palette and you may be flooded by childhood memories: ice-cream trucks selling strawberry swirl and mint choc-chip, blue skies, fluorescent yellow tennis balls, shiny red ribbons and pastel pink chalks. It’s all about using colours to create a fun, lively feel and reduce the chaos in this maddeningly modern world.

Embrace retro chic and paint your walls in warm creamy pastels like apricot, pinky-lavender and juicy berry or play around with rich, jewel-like tones, such as deep teal or ruby red. Love retro but afraid to go all the way? Create a bright yet subtle look by painting small pops of bright colour in unexpected places or pair a single shade of bright colour with laid-back neutrals.