A kaleidoscope of colour
One of our favourite takeaways from the Focus/18 show at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre was: “If you’re a fan of colour there’s plenty of it this season.”
It was a message we’d already heard at major design weeks in London and Paris.
We’ve said before that matt black is 2019’s key colour and rich, earthy tones like baked reds, dusty orange and terracotta will be prominent. But don’t let your imagination stop there.
There’s a whole spectrum of colours from which to choose – from pale and interesting to deep and delicious - and here are a few tips on how to put them together ….
BLACK & BRASS
As seen in Paris, matt black furniture and brass or gold finishes work exceptionally well together. Use these on-trend metallics for your accessories and pick out similar tones in your artwork, adding a simple matt black frame.
IN THE PINK
There’s no sign of our love affair with blush pink receding. In this show home bedroom, the throw, curtains, ottoman stool and lampshades all tone naturally with the Dulux Heritage pumice brown walls to create a scene of calm and tranquillity that’s sure to inspire a good night’s sleep.
ORANGE – THE NEW BLACK?
Terracotta and burnt orange hit the fashion catwalks in autumn and what we see in the clothes shops nearly always translates into our homes. These burnt orange cushions are a quick and easy way to give a colourful lift to an otherwise neutral bedroom. Proving that orange is here to stay in many shades and tones, Pantone has chosen Living Coral as its 2019 colour of the year.
HONEY, HONEY …
We were delighted when Dulux announced Spiced Honey as its colour of the year for 2019. It can influence so many things, even if you don’t use the paint itself. The overall ambiance of this room says honey all over. Like our design team, you can easily replicate the warm, earthy Spice Honey tone in wallpaper, soft furnishings and accessories.
Matt black, terracotta and fresh greenery all in one setting – what’s not to love? Introducing foliage or flowers into the home is a stunning way to add colour AND bring the outside in – whatever the season. And it’s quick and easy to create a fresh new look whenever you want.
Dusty purples add a rich and indulgent feel to any room. This cream sofa looks great against the Dulux Heritage dusted heather feature wall; and the tartan cushions pack a powerful punch in an otherwise neutral setting. Proof that just a little colour can go a long way.