Few colors possess the power of turmeric. The most recent golden hues have recently blessed the chicest of settings, from Parisian catwalks to Los Angeles' coffee shops, in the form of a latte, naturally. Now, however, interior designers are showing us how to bring this sought-after tone into our interiors – and our modern homes are ready to indulge in the spice's indulgent health benefits. So, why delay? The golden age has arrived.
Why is turmeric trending now?
Since Pantone crowned a luminous blonde shade their Color of the Year 2021 (opens in new tab), lemony hues have surged in popularity. However, no hue is quite so subtly stylish as turmeric – thus making it the most sought-after color for designers across the fashion and interior industries. The result is an emerging selection of golden paints and furnishings that are ready to drench our homes in the color's optimistic glory.
How to style turmeric in your home
1. Make a statement in small spaces
Which room should be the first to benefit from turmeric's health benefits? According to Design Director at Andrew Martin (opens in new tab), David Harris, you should begin with a small space. He urges us to choose a daring 'dark and rich orange 'for a braver burst of color' that will elevate a small room and ensure it's right on trend in time for party season.
'These hues bring intimacy and depth whilst also allowing you to show personality and flair, David suggests.
2. Try turmeric textiles
We thought we couldn't possibly love the 70s trend anymore – but then we spotted Snug's new turmeric sofa, which launched today. This painfully fashionable piece epitomizes everything we love about the turmeric trend: it's fun-filled but indisputably stylish, and we want to bring this into our home at the earliest possible opportunity.
'Burnt oranges are rust tones are a hot trend right now and can be spotted everywhere, from our homes right through to the catwalk,' shares Snug's (opens in new tab) Head of Product Dani Burroughs. She continues: 'Our must-have Turmeric fabric adds real depth and pizazz when used on a larger piece like a three-seater or corner sofa, but can equally create calmness and warmth when paired with neutrals. What's not to love?'
3. Balance turmerics richness with soothing tones
See: Color trends for 2021 – high gloss ceilings, warm earthy tones and vivid green hues
Turmeric lattes are a joy – in small doses. Mirror this moderation throughout your interiors and pair this lavish color with softer shades that balance your scheme. If you've chosen to drench your walls in a golden hue (such as Zoffany's Tigers Eye (opens in new tab), as seen above), then tone down the rest of your room with neutral furnishings and monochromatic decor that brings turmeric's sun-kissed charisma back down to earth.
We'll be right back after adding another batch of turmeric vitamins and an orange sofa to our baskets.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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