Colour Trend – Fuchsia

During the warm and sunny summer months there is nothing better than injecting a little tropical colour into your home interiors to create a warm and uplifting ambiance that is bright and inviting. This seasons hottest interior colour trend that is sweeping the UK is rich and luxurious FUCHSIA.

This vivid colour choice can be used as a base colour or as an accent tone in your accessories or fabric to create a stunning visual interior space that oozes glamour and opulence in any room of the home.

 

Colour Palettes

Fuchsia is a versatile colour choice as it sits comfortably alongside both bold and neutral colour palettes. For a glamorous and eye-catching colour scheme you can team your fuchsia hues with sumptuous black and opulent gold for a luxury Baroque feel or you can partner it with crisp white or pebble grey for a more muted and elegant interior feel.

 

Cushions

Cushions look fabulous in this eye popping colour and can be purchased in a range of styles and patterns to compliment your interior tastes. A selection of plain or patterned fuchsia cushions will add a ‘colour pop’ to a plain white sofa for a chic minimal feel. Alternatively why not opt for an eastern bohemian feel with intricate Moroccan or Indian designs that add a rich textural and visual appeal to any bed or seating area.  You can also choose bold tropical prints such as Hawaiian styles that will create a beach side, laid back atmosphere within your home.

 

Upholstery

A colourful choice of upholstery can transform an entire interior space without the need for extensive redecoration. You can choose bold and modern patterns for a funky and contemporary feel or choose classic Rococo prints or traditional floral designs for a more subtle splash of colour on your chairs, curtains and bedding. Opt for a bold pair of curtains, a single sofa or pair of statement occasional chairs that will take centrestage in an interior space and will centralise and zone your chosen Fuchsia hue.

 

Accessories

Fuchsia accessories can be placed in strategic areas or scattered throughout your interior space for a sprinkling of colour that is subtle yet eye-catching. Moroccan style lanterns look fabulous in this striking colour whilst vases, frames and ornaments look wonderful against a plain feature wall. A fuchsia lamp base or shade will add a zoned pop of colour to a plain painted lamp table and will create a functional and illuminating area that is bold and glamorous.

 

Furniture

Painted furniture is hot on trend this season and a carefully selected statement item in this opulent Fuchsia paint finish will take centrestage within your home. Select a single item such as a sideboard, console or dressing table that will add a focal point to your interior space. If this idea is too striking then choose a selection or white, black or gold painted furniture that will complement even the boldest of interior decors.

 

For more ideas on how to adopt this bold colour into your interior space then head over to our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Fuchsia Colour Trend or for complementary painted furniture items then take a look at our sumptuous French ChateauFrench Gold Leaf and French Moulin Noir collections.

 

 

Colour Trend – Aquamarine

For me no colour sums up the summer months more than the cool and bright blue tones of Aquamarine. Its coastal ambiance and tropical sense of relaxation is perfect for creating a tranquil space in any room of the home.

This versatile colour choice looks fabulous in both classic and contemporary interiors and creates a fresh interior feel that bursts with vibrancy and zest.

 

Colour Palettes

When partnered with other blue tones aquamarine creates a sense of gentle waves washing against a sandy beach. Azure, duck egg and natural bluey whites look fabulous teamed with this colour choice. Monochrome interiors can be lifted with a pop of aquamarine whilst additional vibrant colours such as fuchsia, purple, yellow and green will create a rich Mediterranean feel that is warm and sumptuous.

 

 

 

Moroccan

Aquamarine is a staple colour in Moroccan style interior designs. Its lustrous tones provide the perfect backdrop for bright and intricate Moroccan accessories and rugs and can be partnered with simple white or a multitude of vivid colours for a plethora of rainbow tones. To recreate this look select eastern pattern wallpapers, cushions and upholstery and team your bold colours with plain wood, white or silver painted furniture for a splash of luxury and opulence. This theme works particularly well in a bedroom area as its calming tones look wonderful with swathes of netted fabric and bold bedding.

 

 

Retro

1960s interiors embraced the use of colour within their homes and aquamarine became a favourite colour choice as a stand alone colour as well as within the psychedelic interior style. Opt for a bold retro wallpaper in a range of funky colours and patterns or why not choose a statement furniture item in your chosen aquamarine tone that will create a bold and eye-catching focal point in a neutral interior space. Plastic chairs, beanbags and stools look great in this colour selection and can be teamed with contemporary tables or more vintage style oak and hardwood finishes for a mix of colour, texture and appearance.

 

 

Shabby Chic

An aquamarine accent colour works really well against the crisp vintage backdrop of shabby chic interiors. Its calming tones create a bright and uplifting ambiance that can be picked up in a range of accessories or in a floral print wallpaper or upholstery design. You can uplift an old dresser by creating a distressed antique white exterior and painting the internal back panels in a rich aquamarine for a pop of colour that does not distract from the vintage elegance of the room. Aquamarine lamps, photo frames and mirrors are also a great way of introducing this fabulous colour choice into a classic home interior.

 

 

Fabrics

Fabrics and upholstery can transform the look of any room in a simple yet effective manner. Rich swathes of aquamarine curtains can add a quick and colourful update to an otherwise plain or neutral interior space. Cushions are another great way of ‘zoning’ this colour into your home and create a textural and visual style against your bed or seating area. If you would like to try your hand at some DIY furniture design then you can re-upholster an old chair or pouffe for a statement furniture item that will take centrestage in any interior setting. Take a look at my previous blog post - Revamp Your Old Dining Chairs for step by step guide on reupholstering your old chairs.

 

For more alluring aquamarine interior inspiration then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Aquamarine Colour Trend

 

 

 

 

 

Bonfire Night Inspiration – Colour Pop

Remember, remember the fifth of November; gunpowder, treason and…POP!

This Bonfire night we are celebrating with a burst of colour and taking a look at the latest interior trend – Colour pop. Whether its a splash of colour in your furniture, a burst of vibrancy with your accessories or an accent colour in your textiles, colour pop is a sure fire way of adding style and interest to even the blandest of interiors.

More original images and colour trend ideas can be found on our pinterest page Pinterest – Colour pop.

Walls

One of the simplest ways to inject some dynamic colour into your home is with a strong and vibrant feature wall. This can be achieved by using an eye-catching paint finish or a bright and cheerful wallpaper on a single focal wall. Colours such as strong blues, pinks, reds and greens make a real impact in even the smallest of home interiors and fit equally well when partnered with more neutral and classic, muted tones. This colour technique works extremely well in minimal white interiors creating a focal point that gives a cheerful ambiance to your living space.

 

 

 

A selection of colourful accessories can give a small yet eye-catching pop of colour without overpowering the rest of your interior. This interior design technique is perfect for those who wish to experiment with colour but are not quite brave enough to create a permanent colour feature within a room. This look can be achieved using a variety of ornaments, vases, cushions and art pieces and can be contained in one area of your interior or spread across your room to suit your style and tastes.

 

Textiles

The added bonus of using colourful textiles within your interior is their perfect partnership of aesthetics and texture. Colourful textiles can make a huge impact on the feel and mood of an interior. Curtains, rugs bedding and throws create a sumptuous burst of colour for a vibrant and uplifting ambiance that does not overpower your interior style. Their warm and cosy feel match perfectly with the tropical energy that is embodied in the colour pop trend.

Whether its a hint of electrifying colour or a fun and  lively wallpaper, the colour pop trend is easily achievable and sophisticatedly stylish. What better way to brighten up these dreary autumn months than a shocking injecting of summer time colour that will definitely require some indoor sunglasses!