Warm minimalism, much like 'quiet luxury' is having its moment in the design spotlight. Unlike its cooler yet more clinical sister, a warm minimalist interior promises to exude more character and comfort into a clean and functional space.
Now, more than ever, we seek comfort in our homes, so it is pleasing to see model and author Chrissy Teigen has not only adopted this timeless and elegant interior design trend into her home.
The easiest way to achieve this look, as Chrissy Teign has done, is to mimic the warmest colors from nature. Inspired by colors from the natural world, warm minimalism adds a gentle and soothing touch to interiors that can be layered with textures and tones to ebb and flow with the seasons.
Here, designers react to the warm minimalism trend and share how to get the look in your home using a 'golden hour' palette, just as Chrissy has achieved below.
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Chrissy Teigen has always been open to sharing her life with her millions of social followers – and showing off her incredible home in the process but it is her love for warm minimalism that has caught our design eye.
'There’s a definite move towards warm minimalism, with deeper hues and rich, neutral tones – I’m seeing lots of beige, honey, ochre, taupe, and gold used to create cozy, inviting spaces that are still elegant and serene in their simplicity. It’s about building a sense of cohesion, so no piece of furniture or color is over-dominating the space,' says Becca Casey, designer and founder of Becca Interiors.
If you want to recreate the aesthetic at home, then combine colors inspired by the 'golden hour' – the period the color of the sky turns from red to orange. Think luminous sunset shades and earthy terracottas and ochres that are perfect partners and versatile, too, as they can be sophisticated and seductive or fabulously fresh.
'Using a natural palette, like the one above, is all about adding depth and contrast in different layers and textures,' says Jane Landino, creative head of the studio at Taylor Howes. 'To make a warm minimalist color palette feel designed and considered it’s important to mix and match patterns, albeit neutral ones, and occasional accents of color. Just because something is beige doesn’t mean it has to be plain.'
Another great way to decorate with neutrals is to use varying tones from the same color palette to create flow and dynamism. In her home, Chrissy keeps things interesting with subtle hints of gold. A daring color, but one that chimes beautifully with both the warm minimalism and quiet luxury aesthetic.
Used for small touches or in lavish amounts, gold is a color that blends wonderfully with almost any other, whether in sleek, modernist schemes or those with a distinctly eclectic flavor.
Shop Chrissy Teigen's look
Decorating with neutrals, especially from the warm color spectrum, can create a feeling of seamless calm in a home. It’s a lovely considered look that isn't too difficult to recreate in your own home.
This tranquil, mid-tone classic tan beige is warm minimalism perfection, and very similar to Chrissy Teigen's.
Balancing clean geometry and organic beauty, this statement travertine coffee table will create a stunning focal point in your living room.
If you're not quite ready to forgo gray, why not try the color and tone of the moment, instead? This warm, gray-beige can skew taupe depending on the light.
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Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
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