Aged Cognac X41R101F

Colour trends: Japanese Minimalism

Minimalism has always been a trend in interiors, but thanks to Marie Kondo, it’s back with a bang!

Inspired by kanso, the Zen interior design philosophy, homeowners are de-cluttering in favour of clearer homes and clearer minds. If you want to introduce Japanese Minimalism into your home but aren’t quite prepared to part with your belongings, an easy place to start is your décor.
Pairing a fresh, brilliant white such as Valspar shade ‘Ivory Keys’ (L23AW45E) with a deep, rich brown like ‘Chocolate Bonbon’ (R99F) creates a sophisticated yet understated look. While this look will work all over your home, it is particularly popular in bedrooms, evoking feelings of serenity and relaxation.



Sue Kim, Senior Colour Designer at Valspar, says, “With lifestyles busier than ever, we all need somewhere to escape to, and by introducing the Japanese Minimalism trend into your life, you can create a balanced space that you can truly relax in. Nature is a huge part of Japanese Minimalism, so refresh your mind with accents of soft greens, like ‘Cobblestone Moss’ (R250D) using Valspar’s Premium Blend V700 Walls & Ceilings. Greens will seamlessly blend with any shade of white and bring the natural world into your home, resulting in a calming interior. If you decide that the trend isn’t quite right for you then use Valspar’s Love Your Colour Guarantee® to buy another one and get your money back on the first. It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new!”



Colours used
Aged Cognac X41R101F
Cobblestone Moss X130R250D
Seven Sisters L5AW11A