Colour Trend – Claret

There is nothing more relaxing than curling up on a chilly autumnal evening with a cosy woollen throw and a rich glass of red wine. With the weather dropping to familiar colder temperatures its time to take a look at one of the hottest colour trends of Autumn/Winter 2014 – CLARET.

This rich and warming red tone gives a perfect splash of colour in a traditional wintry hue that can be perfectly accommodated into sleek and contemporary interiors as well as classic home designs. This versatile colour will add a sense of cosiness and elegance that is perfect for the lead up to Christmas.

 

Colour Schemes

This luxurious colour can be partnered with a chic lilac, cream and chocolate colour palette for a soft and tonal interior ambiance and also looks wonderful alongside crisp white for a more fresh and sleek interior setting. This fabulous hue can also be combined with silvery greys and deep black for a glamorous and opulently rich finish.

 

Cushions

This rich colour option is a popular choice for furnishings and fabrics as its deep concentration of colour will add a sumptuous focal point to a specific zoned area of the room. A scattering of cushions on a bed of sofa area can transform the whole feel of your interior with minimum effort and cost. This colour works particularly well with classic fabrics such as satin and velvet and can be used as a plain accent tone or as a pattern that ties in to the remainder of the interior space. Lace, tassels and beading work fabulously in bringing out the period opulence of this vintage colour.

 

3. Upholstery

Nothing can look more striking than an opulently coloured sofa, window seat or occasional chair that brings a splash of exquisite elegance to even the most neutral of interior spaces. Rich velvet looks amazing in this flamboyant claret colour tone and will give a classic and authentic period look to a Victorian chair or chaise lounge. Opt for plain fabrics for a simple and sleek appearance or opt for classic baroque style floral motifs or prints for more visual appeal and detail. For a fresh and contemporary upholstery style choose simple pinstripe patterns or chevrons that will add a refined and sophisticated style to any interior design.

 

 

Accessories

Claret accessories are a huge trend on the high street this season with items that will seamlessly fit into both vintage and minimal home interiors. A classic lamp will make a fabulous purchase and will create a perfect balance of style and function in a living room, office or bedroom area. Vases, ornaments and candles make a great addition to a mantelpiece, sideboard or windowsill and will create an ambiance of warmth against a neutral painted feature wall. Crockery and table settings will provide a warm and welcoming finish that is perfect for large family dinners during the cold autumnal evenings.

 

 

Furniture

Painted furniture is still as popular as ever in the interior design world with more and more people becoming adventurous with their choice of colours and finishes. A single furniture item painted in a rich Claret paint effect will create a real statement in any room of the home and will compliment your chosen colour scheme and accessories. Opt for a centralised item such as a table, sideboard or dresser that will make the most impact on your chosen room. Alternatively opt for plain painted black or white furniture that will create a fresh or glamorous period feel that perfectly contrasts the bold claret colour palette.

For more ideas on how to use a claret colour scheme within you home then head over to our latest Pinterest Board - Pinterest – Claret Colour Trend or for a selection of furniture items to compliment this look then take a look at our luxurious French chateau white and French moulin noir furniture collections.

Colour Trend – Salmon Pink

There is nothing fishy about the latest SALMON PINK interior colour trend! This soft and sumptuous colour tone is sophisticated and stylish and will add a chic and boutique feel to both classic and modern interior designs.

This dusky colour hue can be partnered with bold and dramatic interior styles as well as soft and feminine furnishings to create a decor that is perfectly balanced and opulently eye-catching.

 

Colour Schemes

The soft and subtle tones of salmon pink make it a versatile colour choice that works equally well as an accent colour or as an all over colour palette. Its chalky tones look beautiful alongside pastel tones such as cream, grey and pebble or can be paired with  rich black, crisp white and silver for a more opulent and dramatic finish that looks particularly stylish in period style interior designs.

 

 

Upholstery

Salmon pink upholstery and fabric was extremely popular in vintage interior design and is a fabulous way of creating a centralised area of colour that makes a great alternative to a painted feature wall. A statement sofa or corner suite will provide a concentration of colour against a neutral or bold painted backdrop. A single occasional chair or a collection of dining chairs will provide a pop of salmon colour that looks fabulous when teamed with crisp painted furniture as well as bright and uplifting golden oak tones.

 

Accessories

A scattering of salmon pink accessories can completely transform the feel of a room. Vases, bowls and ornaments look great on a mantelpiece or shelving area and will add visual colour and detail against a plain or bold feature wall. Salmon pink kitchen accessories look particularly stylish against a dark granite worktop or natural wood surface area and fit seamlessly into contemporary and farmhouse styles and designs. Salmon pink lamps, and trinkets will add a beautiful splash of tonal colour to a dressing table or bedside, proving that this particular colour choice can be used in almost every room of the home.

 

Cushions

Fabrics and textiles add a visual and textural beauty to an interior space and create areas of cosiness and warmth against the sleek and streamlined edges of the room. Cushions are a great way of including colour and pattern in your home and can be stacked, layered and scattered across any sleeping or seating area and can work in coordination or contrast to your walls and upholstery. Salmon pink cushions look fabulous against a white, black or grey interior backdrop and can be found in a huge variety of contemporary and vintage inspired patterns for a broad and detailed focal point.

 

Furniture

Painted furniture will perfectly compliment a salmon interior decor and can create a diverse and varied finish depending on your tastes and style. Antique white furniture will create a soft and serene feel that is reminiscent of French chateaus and country cottage interiors. If you prefer a more flamboyant finish then why not furnish your salmon interior with some opulent and glamorous French black painted furniture that will create a regal and stately feel that oozes boutique style and Art Deco sophistication.

For more ideas on how to use salmon pink in your home interior, head over to our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Salmon Colour Trend or for a selection of complimentary furniture items take a look at our extensive French Moulin Noir and French Chateau White painted furniture collections.

 

 

 

How To Use Palm Print In Your Home Interior

Just because Summer is ‘officially’ over it doesn’t mean we have to ditch the bright colours and summer prints in favour of darker tones and autumnal patterns. With weather forecasters hinting that an Indian summer is here to stay we have decided to embrace the last weeks of British sunshine and showcase the simple style and elegance of palm print designs.

 

Cushions

What better way to update a plain sofa or bed than a scattering of patterned cushions that will add depth and colour to your home interior. Palm print patterns in bright or muted tropical colours such as blue, green and yellow will look great against both neutral and dark upholstery and give a subtle pop of pattern that can be seamlessly introduced into your current home decor. This pattern looks particularly elegant in a conservatory area or in a garden view living room, bringing a reflection of the outdoors, indoors.

 

Wallpaper

While palm print wallpaper may conjure up images of Hawaiian beach bars and fancy dress parties there is a way to avoid the ‘tacky’ connotations that is often attached to this classic pattern. Modern designs have moved away from bright and vivid palm tree patterns and have instead chosen more muted and glamorous tones that give a vintage and elegant interior feel. Delicate palm fronds and leaf patterns look wonderful on a bold feature wall or alcove and colour schemes such as black, gold, monochrome and beige will create a softer and more refined version of this much loved pattern.

 

 

Bedding

Palm print bedding will provide a relaxed and laid back feel to any bedroom area creating a Miami beach front style that is refined and tranquil. Soft tones such as pale blue, mint green and sandy beige look wonderful against a muted interior backdrop while bolder more vivid colour options look great in a crisp white, minimal bedroom space. Layer your bedding with complimentary plain sheets and pillows and add a scattering of cushions for added visual depth and comfort within your sleeping space.

 

Wall Art

If wallpaper is a no go in your home then why not update a feature wall with a selection of palm print art work that will add colour and a visual focal point to your chosen room. A framed arrangement creates a sleek and organised focal point that can be matched to your interior colour palettes while a bold palm tree landscape photograph will compliment more contemporary interior designs. You can try your hand at some DIY crafting by creating some pressed palm leaf pictures or painted prints and stencils for a more personalised and artistic design.

 

Accessories 

Palm tree print was very popular in vintage interior design. Home accessories often featured flamboyant Hawaiian designs and these fabulous items are still readily available in charity shops, auctions or are possibly laying hidden in your attic or garage. Classic palm print lampshades are a must have in retro inspired interiors as well as Art Deco crockery, vases and ornaments that showcase this bold yet elegant design. If vintage style is not to your taste then modern and abstract versions of this classic design can be readily found in high street stores and look wonderful nestled amongst a neutral interior design or a bold and funky interior setting that embraces the fun and fabulous nature of bold prints and patterns.

 

For more amazing palm print interior ideas, take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Palm Print and transform your home into a elegant and eye-catching beach side retreat.

Colour Trend – Duck Egg

From classic country homes to contemporary minimal interiors, DUCK EGG blue is a colour trend that has transcended the shifts in time and style. This light and bright colour option provides a chic and calm ambiance that is perfect for relaxing home interiors.

 

This versatile colour can be partnered with both dark and light interior items and will give a sophisticated hint of colour without overpowering any existing furniture items or accessories. From rich wall coverings to simple upholstery; duck egg  blue is the perfect choice for a refined and classic interior space.

 

Colour Schemes

This simple blue tone works well alongside a multitude of colour options and will lift both pale and dark coloured backdrops. Duck egg looks particularly sumptuous against neutral chalky tones such as taupe and beige and also looks particularly striking against crisp white for a chic and refined interior feel with a twist of shabby chic style. For a more glamorous interior feel then try adding a splash of duck egg to a  monochrome interior palette or a rich and opulent chocolate painted space for a contrast of dark and light visual finishes.

 

Fabrics

Duck egg works extremely well as a fabric colour due to its fresh and light neutrality. It provides the sleek and crisp finish of white linens with a hint of colour and detail. Curtains and bedding look particularly stunning in this colour tone as it provides a classic feel that can be teamed with lace, crochet and floral embroidery for a traditional country cottage feel. Duck egg curtains are a great alternative to a painted feature wall and can look amazing layered with rich coffee tones and natural fawn coloured drapes for a visual centrepiece within your chosen interior.

 

Cushions

If you are happy with your current interior design but fancy a change of colour then cushions are a simple and cost effective way to update your home. The beauty of the duck egg blue colour tone is that it will seamlessly slip into both dark and light interior spaces. Plain coloured cushions or bold patterned designs will look eye catching against a dark black or brown leather sofa or will look equally as elegant against a sumptuous beige or white bedding set. A mix and match of sizes and patterns will add visual and textural appeal to even the most compact of home interiors.

 

Accessories

Accessories are the key finishing touches to any interior space as they add focal points and zoned areas of colour to your chosen room. Duck egg wall art, clock and mirrors are an ideal way of adding interest to a plain or wallpapered feature wall whilst a selection of carefully positioned vases, frames and ornaments will create colour against a mantelpiece, shelving area or display cabinet. Duck egg has become a hot colour choice in 2014 kitchen designs with a large range of mixers, plates and utensils available in this chic colour option.

 

Furniture

If your looking to create a shabby chic style interior then duck egg blue is going to be one of your staple colour choices when it comes to your furniture designs. This colour choice is widely used alongside white to create a fresh vintage feel that looks beautiful on specific, statement furniture items. Dressers are a great way of introducing this colour into your interior and can be dressed in complimentary accessories to create a focal point in a dining room or kitchen. Dining tables, sideboards and hallway tables also look stylish in this palette and can be left smoothly finished for a cottage feel or distressed along the exposed edges for a reclaimed, hand finished look.

 

For all original photography and more ideas on how to introduce this colour into your home then take a look at the latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Duck Egg Colour Trend or for furniture inspiration check out our extensive Painted Furniture collections.

Colour Trend – Mocha

The mere mention of the colour ‘MOCHA’ used to conjur up memories and images of 1970s and 1980s interior decor where the majority of homes embraced muted brown tones and bland beige that did not really inspire any appealing interior fashion sense.

However as we jump forward to 2014 this classic colour is making a huge comeback as a stylish interior colour trend and as we wave goodbye to boring and bland, we say hello to chic and sophisticated. Compra Zapatillas Adidas Baratas Online This rich and warm colour choice can be partnered with soft and bold colour palettes and can provide a charming vintage feel as well as a sleek and contemporary interior look.

 

Colour Schemes

As with other ‘Earthen’ colour tones, mocha is extremely versatile when it comes to decor and paint selections. It looks fabulous alongside soft vanilla and peach palettes and also looks great against dark chocolate and pebble grey. For a more bold and colourful partnership then orange, cobalt and mustard tones will add a splash of vibrancy against this sumptuously rich colour option.

 

 

Fabric

Mocha fabric looks particularly luxurious against a soft neutral backdrop of rich cream and ivory. Plain cushions can be mixed and matched with patterns and prints as well as adding splashes of complimentary colours like burnt orange (left) to add visual detail and texture to your chosen seating area or bedroom setting. A central rug in this rich brown tone will look wonderful against a plain wooden floor or neutral carpet and can be co-ordinated to your chosen accessories and furnishings.

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  • A simple and yet striking way to introduce this colour into your home is by adding a rich pair of mocha curtains that will create a great alternative to a painted feature wall and can be chosen in a modern or vintage design for added detail and style.

     

    Accessories

    When using an earthy colour tone such as mocha it is key not to over do the neutral colour scheme to avoid your interior looking flat and bland.

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    Upholstery

    Choosing the correct upholstery for your home can be tricky but the versatility of the mocha colour tone means that it can be slipped seamlessly into a vast range of interior colour palettes and will compliment both classic and contemporary designs. nike air max 1 homme Simplistic sofas can be given a new lease of life with a funky modern mocha pattern or add some rich and sumptuous colour to an occasional chair with a swathe of mocha fabric (left).

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  • This upholstery colour will look wonderful with oak or crisp painted frames as well as rich black and hardwood exteriors that further displays its extensive range of complimentary hues.

     

    Furniture

    The neutrality and earthy tones of mocha colour tones creates the perfect backdrop for a wide range of furniture styles and finishes. Authentic UGA Jersey For a modern and calming interior space then a scattering of Oak furniture will provide the perfect balance of natural hues whilst a selection of Hardwood items will create a vintage style interior feel with a twist of period luxury.