Colour – Our Picks

This year has thrown out a whole array of brights, and our favourite is the rich, exuberant indigo blue. Not only does it suit a fresh white scheme as a splash of colour, it also works well as a background for fresh textures and metallic’s such as copper and bronze sit very well on top of it.

 

Don’t be afraid to use dark colours in a room, it can be soothing, warm and a stunning statement. Ro chair by Jaime Hayon at Fritz Hansen 

 

Leather and copper compliment indigo so well

 

We’ve seen brilliant throws in Habitat this season, kitchenware and lighting in Heals, stunning linen throws by Caroline Z Hurley and a new range from Marimekko.

 

 

 

Zuplo rug and Blot dinnerware from Habitat

 

Caroline Z Hurley’s handmade linen throws.

 

Although not technically a colour, white has our vote this season – bright, soft, fluffy, lacquered, rough – showing off textures simply and elegantly.  White gives a clinical feeling with only hard surfaces but by adding fur, cottons, leathers and sheers – a much more comfortable feeling is achieved. Try white on white for a style statement.

 

 

An example of how to combine all white textures to layer a room.

 

The colours for 2014 are set to be pastel brights according to Pantone – the most anticipated of which by us is a soft coral ‘Cayenne’,  a bright yellow ‘Freesia’ and ‘Sand’.  These are to be paired by mixing coloured furniture such as seen back in the mid-century. To implement this into a home, we suggest picking two of your favourite pastel brights, and add a subtle splash of each – to items such as glasses, plates, rugs, throws and lighting. – easily changed with new seasons if you wish.

 

A peek at the palette for 2014 from Pantone – bright pastels and warm neutrals. From top left – Cayenne, Voilet Tulip, Freesia, Sand, Placid Blue, Paloma.

 

Interiors follow fashion – Pantone’s ‘Placid Blue’ and ‘Cayenne’ seen here for 2014. These will hugely influence the palettes of fabrics, paints, wallpapers, kitchen ware etc.

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