Earth Color Trend – Interior Design Trend Autumn/Winter 2016/17

Posted By Gudy Herder / June 24, 2015 / 14 Comments

This is one my favorite color trends posts I have worked on the past years. I really love the palette and everything that refers to its origin and philosophy. And it’s the one I have most worked with in workshops and product consulting, too.

Earth Color Trends 2015/16 - Eclectic Trends

For 2015 the two major color forecast companies Pantone and AkzoNobel had predicted a color with a warm and natural background. Marsala on one side and Copper Orange respectively, were surprisingly close when it comes to talk earthy components.

Earth Color Trends 2015/16 - Eclectic Trends

TL to BR: Patrick Demarchelier | Styling Alessandra Salaris & Photography Beppe Brancato | via Zuujab | Marazzi

These predictions have been evolved, and we can look forward to the Earth Color Trend 2016/17 with some extended hues.

The main features are terracotta, burgundy, rust, ocher, pale pink and cinnamon shades – all gathered offering an utterly beautiful color range to use in our day-to-day life, and perfectly usable in a wide range of disciplines.

Toasted colors are authentic, warm, versatile and have become timeless. And if you feel you want to contrast the sometimes rather feminine touch, black is a great component to offer a stronger, more dramatic and sophisticated look.

Earth Color Trend 2015/16 -Eclectic Trends

TL to BR: Styling Alessandra Salaris & Photography Beppe Brancato | Laura Daza | CC-TapisKristie van Noort

Fashion, Beauty, Interior, Jewellery, Graphic Design, Arts&Crafts and other disciplines have joined in, and today I’d love to show you a few examples. What is great about this trend is how accessible and easy to integrate it is. And that is certainly not always the case when it comes to end consumer adoption.

Not only in the fashion world but basically in a wide array of fields, we celebrate that earthy tones, which look seemingly basic, can be both fashionable and functional. The above images which belong to a beautiful ceramics collection crafted by Kristie van Noort (more on collage no.4) or the hand-woven rug from CC-Tapis (#onetowatch) are lovely examples.

There is this desert feeling of earth, storm and sand, all beautifully translated in several ceramics and fashion collections (The Row) now on the market.

Earth Color Trend 2015/16 -Eclectic Trends

TL to BR: Yuh textiles | Wij zjin Kees | Styling Alessandra Salaris &  Beppe Brancato Photography |Restored

Among many good reasons to go for earthy tones, the fact that this palette serves as a kind of visual cleanser among all the bolder trends seen on the runway and international trade shows, makes it doubly welcome with tints and shades ranging from nude and moss green, terracotta to khaki, rusty and neutral tones.

Earth Color Trend 2015/16 -Eclectic Trends

TL to BR: Styling Alessandra Salaris & Photography Beppe Brancato | Styling Pernille Vest | Heidi Lerkenfeldt photography for Rum Magazine | The RowKristie van Noort

Actually it’s no surprise, since we still live and love the Green Trend longing for a slower and back to the roots life with its corresponding sustainable materials, loads of plants integrated in our every day, different approach of how and where to spend our vacations, including new food habits and living a more conscious life.

In other words, with such a wide color palette, we are going to see earthy tones for a while. My prediction is this trend to last until at least until AW 2016/17 including new shades but staying true to its essence. These are the colors for body, mind &soul.

The next step and evolution is the Archaic Simplicity Trend. I invite you to observe how the earthy feeling moves over to a much more dramatic and arid look&feel. G, x


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  • June 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Looks beautiful. I love it!

    • Gudy
      June 24, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Thank you, Kreetta! :)

  • June 24, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Definitely my kind of colour palette, stunning. Oh and I love Kristie van Noort’s work…

    • Gudy
      June 24, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Me too, total fan of everything she does!! Thanks, Yvonne!

  • June 24, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Had you shown me this palette some years ago, I would have not been a big fan.
    But now, being older (and wiser!) I really like it. It is feminine, but not girly. It is calming and still not boring. Exactly what my wardrobe is changing into slowly but surely.


  • June 24, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Me encanta la tranquilidad que emanan estos colores, aunque yo nunca me canso de los toques bold :)

    • Gudy
      June 24, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Supongo que todo está en encontrar el equilibrio entre un poco bold y un poco earthy, no? :)

  • Susanne Sideras
    June 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    love the post. thank you, gudy. love the styling. i am a big fan of ” ton in ton” – du weisst, was ich meine.

    • Gudy
      June 24, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Na, klar, ich auch:) GLG

  • June 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you for this, I love these colours! Earthy with a light feeling.

    • Gudy
      June 24, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      So welcome, glad you like it! And that’s a nice observation (‘light feeling’).

  • elena +deco
    October 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I was nominated for the Amara Interior Blog Award as well and, even if my blog is not amongst the shortlisted, I am glad because this nomination made me discover your blog. This post is amazing. Thank you.
    My blog, if you want to have a look at it:

    • Gudy
      October 27, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Thank you so much. Heading tomorrow to London to the award ceremony:) x

  • honey lau
    July 29, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    So beautiful! !Thank you:)

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