Colour Trend – Mushroom

Some of the hottest colour palettes tipped to hit the interior design world this year feature soft earthen tones that give a warm yet illuminating ambiance in your home interior. MUSHROOM has long been a favoured neutral tone due to its versatility and depth and this season it has been seen across both designer and high street stores. Its soft and creamy appearance is a balance of grey, beige and brown makes it a complimentary colour choice in both modern and classic home interiors.

Colour Palette

This refined and cosy colour tone looks great alongside dove grey and pewter and can be given a nautical or coastal style twist with hints of navy and duck egg blue. For a rich and cosy country cottage feel then team mushroom with clotted cream, mocha and taupe to give a welcoming ambiance that works well with hints of burgundy and maroon. Mushroom tones can also look wonderful with more colourful hues such as peach, pink, green and mustard to give a hint of botanical elegance that is chic and luxurious and looks great in living room and conservatory interiors.


The beauty of a mushroom colour tone is that its neutrality allows it to be partnered with a vast range of colours and patterns to accommodate your style and taste.  A selection of plain mushroom cushions will look great alongside pewter metallic designs and cable knit styles as well as textural faux fur covers in complimentary tones for a warm and inviting sitting or sleeping area. For a sleek and modern look then select mushroom and cream or mushroom and white cushions in geometric or retro patterns for added visual style. To add colour to your interior space then pair mushroom with mustard, duck egg or peach in floral or eastern style patterns for a bright and eye-catching finish.


Neutral and earthen colour tones make a great choice for upholstery as they can be accommodated into your existing interior decor and blend well with almost any colour choice. For a vintage or retro style interior then select a classic 1950s style egg chair or sofa and upholster in a simple mushroom linen fabric or select a bold vintage pattern with hints of mustard, chocolate and orange. If you wish to create a more rustic style design then upholster some chunky oak dining chairs with a cream and mushroom check fabric and add hints of green or burgundy for added depth. A large headboard will look elegant and refined upholstered in a soft mushroom satin fabric and can be further accentuated with chesterfield style button detailing.


Mushroom colour schemes work particularly well in shabby chic style home interiors and can be complimented with a range of white, cream or grey shabby chic sighs, vintage jugs and crockery for a bright yet cosy finish with a hint of cottage charm. For a more retro style of home decor, select vintage accessories such as ornaments, wall art and pot plants in bold orange, yellow and sage green for a classic 1960s/1970s style look. If you wish to create a more luxurious and glamorous feel then place a selection of gold or silver candlesticks, frames and ornaments along a mantelpiece or sideboard for glistening visual detail that contrasts yet compliments the natural earthen decor.


Cream and grey painted furniture work well in a mushroom interior decor and create a fresh twist on traditional cottage style interior design. The soft tones will look great against a mushroom painted feature wall to give a cosy and relaxing atmosphere. The golden tones of solid oak furniture will create a rustic ambiance that is warm and welcoming and the layering of several neutral tones will create a subtle depth to your chosen interior space. For a more luxurious and opulent finish then select a statement piece of furniture such as a dining table, wardrobe or dresser in silver or gold and use to create a centrepiece in your chosen interior space.

For more ideas on using a mushroom colour scheme in your home interior, take a look at our latest Pinterest board – Pinterest – Mushroom Colour Trend