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
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.