15 design styles in every colour

4 Min
15 design styles in every colour

4 Min

Building your dream home sounds easier than it actually is. There’s a plethora of interior design options out there, that requires a keen eye for style – including furniture, lighting, and wall colour. We’ve curated a list of 15 design styles that we’re absolutely obsessed with, ranging from minimalist to maximalist and everything in between. Choose a style and add your own personal flair to it – you’re the boss. 

1. Japandi


Japandi style blends the elegance of Japanese minimalism with the rustic warmth of Scandinavian design. Soft, earthy hues like muted greys, warm taupes, and pale greens are prominent in Japandi interiors. These colours create a serene and harmonious atmosphere, emphasising simplicity and natural beauty.

2. Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern

Embrace the vibrant and rich colours that capture the essence of the 1950s and 1960s. Bold hues such as mustard yellow, vibrant teal, and warm oranges are popular choices. These colours add energy and a sense of nostalgia, accentuating the iconic furniture silhouettes and geometric patterns characteristic of this style.

3. Minimalist


Minimalism thrives on a restrained colour palette consisting of crisp whites, soft greys, and muted neutrals. These colours create a clean and uncluttered aesthetic, allowing the focus to be on simple lines, impeccable craftsmanship, and the play of light and shadow. A minimalist space exudes tranquillity and promotes a sense of calm.

4. Maximalist


The opposite of minimalism, maximalism embraces an explosion of vibrant colours, patterns, and textures. This style encourages the use of bold and eclectic combinations, such as jewel-toned blues, fiery reds, and opulent golds. Maximalist interiors exude vibrancy and exuberance, celebrating individuality and expression.

5. Shabby Chic

Shabby chic

Embrace a soft and romantic colour palette, with delicate pastels taking centre stage. Soft pinks, vintage whites, and muted blues create an ambiance of nostalgic charm and femininity. These colours work harmoniously with distressed furniture and floral patterns, enhancing the overall vintage appeal.

6. Industrial


Drawing inspiration from urban environments, the colour palette features cool greys, raw browns, and tarnished metals. These colours mimic the materials found in factories and warehouses. The juxtaposition of rough textures and sleek surfaces creates an edgy and sophisticated look, evoking a sense of urban chic.

7. Traditional


An amalgamation of timeless elegance and classic design elements. Rich and warm colours like deep reds, golden yellows, and earthy browns reflect the traditional aesthetic. These colours, paired with luxurious fabrics and ornate details, create a sense of grandeur and sophistication. Traditional interiors evoke a feeling of comfort, familiarity, and respect for heritage, making it an excellent choice for those who appreciate timeless charm and refined elegance.

8. Eclectic


A mix of unconventional colours, patterns and styles all at once. It encourages self-expression and the blending of diverse influences. Vibrant colours like electric blues, fiery oranges, and vivid yellows coexist harmoniously, creating a visually stimulating and personalised environment that reflects the homeowner's unique taste.

9. Coastal


Coastal style draws inspiration from the beach and the ocean. Soft blues, seafoam greens, sandy neutrals, and crisp whites dominate this palette. These colours evoke a sense of tranquillity and relaxation, capturing the essence of coastal living. Coastal interiors exude a light and airy ambiance, promoting a serene and breezy atmosphere.

10. Bohemian


A kaleidoscope of colours, textures, and patterns. Rich jewel tones like deep purples, vibrant oranges, and intense reds mix with earthy browns and greens. This vibrant and eclectic palette, combined with an array of textiles and ethnic-inspired elements, creates a bohemian haven that reflects a free-spirited and artistic lifestyle.

11. Memphis


A playful and unconventional approach to design. Bold primary colours like bright reds, vivid yellows, and electric blues take centre stage. These colours, combined with geometric shapes and whimsical patterns, create a visually striking and dynamic environment that challenges traditional design norms.

12. Scandinavian


Simplicity, functionality, and natural beauty. Soft whites, pale greys, and muted pastels dominate the colour palette. These colours create a serene and timeless atmosphere, allowing the focus to be on clean lines, natural materials, and the play of light. Scandinavian interiors exude a sense of calm and harmony.

13. Rustic


The warmth and charm of natural materials. Earthy tones like warm browns, deep oranges, and rich reds bring a sense of rustic authenticity. These colours, combined with distressed woods and textured fabrics, create a cosy and inviting environment, reminiscent of rustic countryside settings.

14. Hollywood Glam

Hollywood glam

Drama and opulence. Rich jewel tones like deep purples, emerald greens, and luxurious golds add a touch of glamour. These colours, combined with sumptuous fabrics, reflective surfaces, and intricate details, create a space that exudes elegance, sophistication, and Old Hollywood charm.

15. Singapore Heritage

Singapore heritage

Celebrate the rich cultural diversity and traditions of Singapore. Colours inspired by Peranakan tiles, batik prints, and classic Singaporean motifs are welcome. Pair that with street signs, posters and vintage furniture and you’re good.

What’s your style?

Once you’ve locked in a style and colour palette, you’re free to explore other elements in your home. With a wide selection of gorgeous colours, it’s no secret that Gush can bring your dreams to reality.

Important note: Not all Gush colours featured are available online. To gain access to our full collection of colours, engage our preferred painting service partner, Groundworks

More resources:

Which Gush paint should I get?
How do I match paint colours with house lighting?
How colour affects our mood 
Gush’s guide to colour theory
8 painting hacks to maximise space in your home

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