A Guide to Regency Color Palettes for Modern Interiors
As we enter a new era of interior design, it's important to reflect on past styles and aesthetics that continue to inspire us. One of the new translations of a historic design period is the new New Regency style. With its inviting mix of new and old, and classic colors and patterns, New Regency style can elevate any living space with elegance and sophistication.
However, incorporating this style into contemporary interiors can be a daunting task. That's why we've put together a guide to Regency color palettes for modern interiors. This guide will provide you with living room ideas and tips on how to use Regencycore aesthetic to inspire your home decor, update Regency style for modern life, and incorporate colors into your space.
To begin, it's essential to understand the elements of the popular Regencycore trend. Regency style emerged during the British Regency period, which lasted from 1811 to 1820. It was characterized by an appreciation of ancient Greek and Roman "classicism" design, as well as the elegance and sophistication of the upper classes. Some of the key features of Regencycore include ornate details, luxurious fabrics, and bold color choices.
To update Regency style for modern life, it's important to balance its opulence with contemporary simplicity. One way to do this is to use Regency-inspired pieces sparingly, and mix them with modern furniture and accessories. For example, a velvet sofa with a Regency-style silhouette can be paired with a sleek, modern coffee table.
Now let's move onto the most exciting part – incorporating colors into your Regency-inspired home decor. Regencycore color palettes are known for their richness and vibrancy, with jewel tones such as emerald green, sapphire blue, and ruby red taking center stage. To create a cohesive color scheme, it's essential to choose a dominant color and then add accents in complementary hues.
For a classic Regencycore look, opt for a rich emerald green (like on this antique chaise I reupholstered) as your dominant color. This luxurious hue pairs well with gold accents, such as a gilded mirror or chandelier. To add complementary accents, incorporate jewel tones such as sapphire blue and ruby red through textiles and accessories.
If you're looking for a more modern twist, consider using a muted version of your chosen color as the dominant hue. For example, a soft sage green can provide a subtle nod to Regencycore, while still feeling fresh and contemporary. To add pops of color, choose bright accent pieces in complementary hues, such as a vibrant pink throw pillow or a mustard yellow accent chair.
In addition to choosing the right colors, it's also important to consider how they're used in your space. One way to incorporate color into your living room is through statement walls or wallpaper. A bold, floral patterned wallpaper, such as this chinoiserie example in my Roswell Project, can provide a striking focal point in any Regency-inspired living room.
Another way to incorporate color is through textiles, such as curtains and rugs. A luxurious velvet curtain in a jewel tone can add warmth and depth to your living room, while a patterned rug can tie the entire color scheme together.
In conclusion, incorporating Regencycore aesthetics into your modern interior design can provide your home with elegance and sophistication. By choosing a dominant color and adding complementary accents, you can create a cohesive color scheme that feels both timeless and contemporary. Whether you opt for a classic or modern Regency-inspired look, incorporating color through textiles, wallpaper, and statement pieces can elevate any living space to the next level. As an interior design studio, we are always excited to help our clients bring their vision to life, and hope that this guide has provided you with the living room ideas and inspiration you need to create your own Regency-inspired space.