Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gaugin was living in isolation in Tahiti when he wrote that colour was the lingua-franca of dreams. Although he only found fame posthumously, his understanding of colour as a secret language of the unconscious has marked the world of art and design ever since. Subsequently, introducing the summer colour trends into our culture nowadays.

“Colour! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.”

As the temperatures rise and the days lengthen, summer brings with it a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. It’s a time for light, airy spaces that evoke a feeling of tranquility and serenity.

In the realm of interior design, one color trend that continues to captivate homeowners and designers alike is the use of nude tones.

From soft beige and warm taupe to delicate blush and subtle ivory, nude hues add sophistication, warmth, and versatility to any space.

Embracing Serenity

Nude tones evoke a sense of calm and serenity, making them an ideal choice for creating peaceful retreats in your home. Whether used as a backdrop for other hues or as the main color scheme, nude tones help to create a serene atmosphere that promotes relaxation and well-being. In bedrooms, consider painting walls in soft beige or taupe to create a soothing sanctuary conducive to restful sleep.

Pairing nude-colored walls with crisp white bedding, natural wood accents, and touches of greenery enhances the sense of tranquility and connection to nature.

Enhancing Light and Space:

One of the key advantages of nude colors is their ability to enhance natural light and create the illusion of space in any room. Light-colored walls in shades of ivory or cream reflect sunlight, brightening up interiors and making rooms feel larger and more expansive.

In smaller spaces such as entryways or hallways, opt for nude paint colors to maximize the available light and create a welcoming and airy atmosphere. To further amplify the sense of space, incorporate mirrors, metallic accents, and sheer curtains that allow natural light to filter through.

Infusing Warmth and Sophistication

While nude tones are often associated with simplicity and understatement, they can also add warmth, depth, and sophistication to interior spaces. Warm beige and taupe tones create a cozy and inviting ambiance, particularly when paired with rich textures such as velvet, linen, and wool.

In living rooms or lounges, layer nude-colored rugs, throw pillows, and upholstered furniture to add depth and dimension to the space. Incorporating metallic accents in brass or gold tones adds a touch of luxury and glamour, elevating the overall aesthetic and infusing the room with warmth and elegance.

Achieving Timeless Elegance

Nude colors are timeless and versatile, making them suitable for a wide range of interior styles and design aesthetics. Whether your home is traditional, modern, or somewhere in between, nude tones complement any decor scheme with effortless elegance. For a contemporary look, pair nude walls with sleek, minimalist furniture and accents in black, white, or metallic finishes.

Alternatively, embrace a more eclectic vibe by mixing nude hues with vibrant pops of color, eclectic patterns, and global-inspired textiles for a bohemian-chic aesthetic.

Embracing Nature’s Palette

Nude colors are reminiscent of the natural world, evoking images of sun-kissed beaches, sandy shores, and desert landscapes. Incorporating natural materials such as rattan, jute, and raw wood enhances the earthy appeal of nude tones, bringing the outdoors in and blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces.

In dining areas or kitchens, consider adding organic elements such as woven pendant lights, wooden dining tables, and ceramic dinnerware to complement nude-colored walls and create a harmonious connection to nature.

How Chaplins Nude Designs

It’s a theory that gains further traction when we consider what hues emerge during times of upheaval. Ever since the beginning of 2020, Chaplins digital and print feeds have been dominated by soft nudes — a comforting and restorative counterpoint to the frenzied global Zeitgeist.

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It’s a palette that’s not without its controversies. Nude has long been associated with a fleshy peach tone — often at the expense of more diverse skin tones. In interiors, however, we’re talking about not just one colour but a rich symphony of hues ranging from stonewashed oatmeal through to deepest caramel.

“The nude alone is well dressed…”

One of our favourite ways to think about nude palettes is as a springboard for tactile interiors. Versatile yet welcoming, they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For an understated luxe look, consider incorporating creamy alabaster coffee tables and marble splashbacks.

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Nudes also have a natural affinity with traditionally organic materials such as bamboo, wicker and jute. As we each search for ways to live more sustainably, it makes sense that such a scheme would come back on our radar.

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Our enduring affair with all things nude also speaks to a new desire to let materials speak for themselves. One clear example is the woollen Gravel Rug by MENU. Using nature as the starting point, designer Nina Bruun, shunned colour dyeing in favour of natural fibres in tonal hues. The result is a wonderfully cosy modern rug, that promises to add depth and tactility to any interior.

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However, it’s not just the Scandinavians who are hard at work rediscovering their roots. The Fence E Nature collection by Cassina is characterized by organic, almost primitive, forms and elements. Each backrest is handwoven using natural willow in an attempt to intimate the palette of Mother Nature.

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Seen through these lenses, it becomes clear that nude colour schemes are as much about aesthetics as they are about hope and vibrant summer colour trends. In sticking to soft earthy hues, they provide a visual exploration of a better, more heartwarming world — free from toxic materials and rooted in craftsmanship.

Chaplins live and breathe modern design. Whether it’s a timeless icon by Arne Jacobsen or Patricia Urquiola’s latest masterpiece, Chaplins consistently showcase and deliver the very best in style, quality and service to discerning clients in every region of the globe.

Chaplins remain as passionate about contemporary design and luxury living as when they first opened our doors 25 years ago, an enthusiasm shared by the vivacious clients.

Through their commitment to detail and insatiable pursuit of excellence, Chaplins have forged close partnerships with many top designers and brands that share our ethos of providing the very best in modern designer furniture.

This, together with their attention to delivering precisely what the client requires, has contributed to our international rise and formidable reputation as a one stop shop for breath-taking contemporary design.

Chaplins fervent belief in design without limits has lead us to introduce many international brands to the UK market. Chaplins aim to continue to drive design forward by showcasing the most avant-garde design houses in the world, all the while locating the exquisite products that meet the clients’ needs for timeless yet contemporary interiors.

Nude colors offer a timeless and versatile palette for summer interior design, infusing spaces with serenity, warmth, and sophistication. Whether used as a backdrop for other hues or as the main color scheme, nude tones create light-filled, airy interiors that evoke a sense of tranquility and connection to nature.

Embracing the understated elegance of nude colors and incorporating natural materials and textures, lets homeowners create inviting and stylish spaces that celebrate the beauty of summer all year round.