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 – 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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  • This can be avoided by adding zoned areas of contrasting yet complimentary colours that will break up the natural tones of the surroundings. Kopen Nike Air Max 2017 You can add visual detail by adding a selection of vases, bowls, ornaments and frames that create a pop of colour that will diversify the feel of your interior. nike air max pas cher Bold yellow, duck egg blue, red and gold work really well alongside an autumnal mocha backdrop.

     

    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.