The sun is shining, summer vibes are in full swing and we all want to inject some colour into our lives. This season pastels are back and the focus turns to ice cream!
The gorgeous subtle shades of pink, mint, yellow and soft brown create a calming and welcoming feel to any room and whether you choose one colour or a mixture, you will be sure to have a smile on your face whenever you walk in the room.
Add small touches to a space with soft furnishes and accessories like vases and tableware or why not paint a wall or room in your favourite ice cream flavour. With so many amazing paint colors available we are spoilt for choice. Using art is a great way to introduce colour to a room, Desenio is our favourite go to online store.
Try creating large art works on walls using different block colours and shapes to give a well curated feel. Add shelving and mirrors to add drama.
Time to get creative with your staircase. Across the internet there are so many creative ideas for designing unique looks for a staircase.
From blending colours upwards, stair by stair; using favourite Pantone colours on each tread; mixing treated real wood with a shade that suits your home; using a graphic inspiration quirky design across the stairs.
Continuing from last year we are seeing more and more shades of green in homeware. Not only paint colours but furniture and accessories.
Sage is the colour for Spring and we are seeing it everywhere. It’s a calming shade and works in any room. Accessorise with soft furnishings and ornaments for a more subtle look or go full on with painted walls or wallpaper.
We love it’s understated tone and it brings freshness and wellbeing to a space. Shop the high street and online for an array of choice.
Every year we are given a top colour from the big names in paint, and every year we ponder on whether to follow the trend or stay well away! This time around there is a mixed bag with the one everyone is talking about from Pantone – Ultra Violet.
Love it or hate it, it’s refreshing to see Pantone share a daring shade to get us all discussing. It’s not a paint colour that many are going to go crazy for, but don’t rule it out. Accenting a room with accessories or soft furnishing in a purple tone will certainly bring a new dimension to a room and make a statement.
Farrow & Ball and Dulux have opted for a more safe colour pallete for 2018. F&B has launched Drop Cloth, a dark cream that brings warmth to a room.
‘We’ve named this colour Drop Cloth in honour of all the painters and decorators who have worked with Farrow & Ball paints for so long, as it’s the traditional name for a dust sheet. The colour has a subtle touch of mystery about it’
Drop Cloth is a great backdrop to put on your walls, allowing for stronger accents and accesories of colour to stand out and compliment. We love this colour for its subtle and understated finish.
Dulux bring us Heart Wood, a warm neutral tone with a touch of heather. Combine with other natural colours for a relaxed, balanced space or try navy blue and gold for a luxury feel. This colour can cover a large space and not feel overwhelming, and would actually work in any room.
It’s cool, it’s calm and allows you to create a sanctuary in your home. Follow the cool tones trend and fill your interiors with soft greys, cool blues, gentle pinks, pale greens – and textures of knit, linen, cotton and lace.
Use along side light wood or white furniture and keep accessories minimal to not clutter the look.