Colour Trend – Taupe

Magnolia has been the staple ‘go to’ colour for millions of interiors around the world for the last two decades. Its simple tone and neutral finish was both versatile and practical but could on times be seen as just a little bland. This season has seen a rise in a new colour trend that has usurped magnolia as the newest and trendiest colour base for any room of the home – TAUPE.

This fabulously versatile colour tone makes a great backdrop on a plain or wallpapered wall and creates a functional and complimentary furniture and upholstery hue that is chic and sophisticated.

 

Colour Schemes

Taupe is an earthen colour tone that works wonderfully alongside similar natural tones to create a cosy and uplifting ambiance in any room of the home. Rich cream, dove grey and pewter look beautiful alongside a taupe backdrop and create a opulent and warming feel that suits both modern and classic interiors. Taupe can also be partnered with more colourful hues such as duck egg blue, claret red and mint green for a vintage or period style feel that is bold and yet refined. For a more minimal feel then combine sumptuous taupe with crisp antique white for a fresh and illuminating interior finish.

 

Cushions

Taupe cushions are wonderfully versatile and will compliment a vast range of interior backdrops and upholstered areas. If you have chosen a bold colour scheme on your walls or floor then a scattering of plain and patterned taupe cushions will provide a cosy and comforting space that does not distract from the colour of the room interior. If you have opted for plain and neutral walls then why not create a layering of taupe and coloured cushions in complimentary or contrasting patterns and prints that will add visual detail and texture to a sofa, seat or bed.

 

Accessories

When it comes to accessorising your freshly painted taupe interior then there are a wide selection of items that will add a visual focal point and a splash of glamour to your chosen room. Chrome and silver items such as candlesticks, vases and photo frames look fabulous against the rich and creamy taupe colour tone and will bring a dash of elegance and sleek illumination to your home. Crisp white and cream painted items will add a French château ambiance to your interior and look fabulous on mirror frames and ornamental items. Painted accessories can be given a distressed paint finish for a more vintage and shabby chic effect.

 

Upholstery

Rich upholstery can create a focal point in any home interior and provides texture and warmth in neutral interior spaces. From soft and sumptuous seating to stylish headboards and ottomens; taupe upholstery will create a lavish and luxurious envelopment on a wide range of items and designs. This colour works particularly well with French style designs with ornate framework that works with the neutral finish to create a opulent and eye-catching item. Satin, velvet, cotton and leather look amazing in this colour hue and will perfectly compliment a wide range of bold and plain interior backdrops.

 

Furniture

Taupe is a great colour choice for painted furniture items and it makes a great alternative to cream and white painted designs. Its refined and warm appearance makes it perfectly suited to a wide range of interior colours and designs. French furniture looks amazing in this colour palette and its ornate carvings can be painted in a contrasting colour (left) for added detail and style. Shabby chic designs can also be painted with a layer of taupe paint and can be lightly distressed for a more countrified look and feel. This colour also looks great on retro furniture designs such as 1950s and 1960s tables, sideboards and display cabinets for a vintage look that does not look out of place in modern interior styles.

 

For more ideas on how to use a taupe colour scheme in your home then check out our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Taupe Colour Trend.

 

Colour Trend – Silver

Glistening surfaces and illuminating accessories are encapsulated in this seasons sumptuous silver interior colour trend. This opulent trend will add a sense of space and light to even the smallest of interior spaces and will create a bright, boutique style within your home.

For all original images and inspirational silver interior ideas, take a look at our latest pinterest board - Pinterest- Silver Colour Trend

 

Mirrors

French silver leaf overmantle mirror

French silver leaf overmantle mirror

Illuminating mirrors are the perfect way to introduce a splash of silver to a painted or wallpapered feature wall and will give an illusion of space and depth within your interior. From ornate, traditional designs such as our French silver leaf overmantle mirror to bold contemporary styles; a carefully placed mirror can add a sense of opulent luxury into any room of your home.

 

 

Cushions

Cushions are a great way of injecting colour and texture into your home interior and create a soft and sumptuous space in which to relax.  From shimmering beads and sequins to plain and patterned designs there is a huge range of styles to suit all interiors. You can create a cosy space on your bed, sofa or chairs using matching tones and textures or opt for a scattering of cushions in contasting yet complimentary hues and materials for added depth and focus.

 

Lighting

A statement style ceiling light can create an eye-catching focal point in any interior space and will create a sumptuous ambient light around your room. Silver chandeliers, metallic drum shades and droplet designs are luxurious and opulent lighting options that look fabulous in both traditional and modern interior decors. Their shimmering exteriors will add a stunning visual centrepiece on your ceiling and with added crystals, beads and sequins they will scatter elegant and eye-catching shadows around your room.

 

 

 

 

Accessories

Silver accessories are the ideal way to add a scattering of colour to your current home interior and are a fairly inexpensive way of updating your interior space. Silver vases, lamp stands and ornaments look great on a mantelpiece, windowsill or side table and create a glistening focal point within your home. Silver accessories look perfect partnered with grey, white and monochrome interiors and create a sophisticated ambiance that oozes opulence and style. Polished chrome, mosaic designs and hammered silver are bang on trend this spring season and are easily available across the high street stores.

 

 

Furniture

French silver leaf 6 drawer chest.

French silver leaf 6 drawer chest.

Glistening silver furniture is an opulent and exquisite home addition that looks wonderful in both neutral and bold interior decors. Silver Leaf furniture pieces such as our French silver leaf 6 drawer chest are truly breathtaking  designs that will create a sumptuous focal point in any bedroom, dining room, living room or hallway. The illuminating and reflective silver exterior will create an uplifting ambiance within your home and provide a chic and stylish boutique finish that oozes timeless elegance and luxury.

 

If you would like more sumptuous silver furniture inspiration then you can find our complete French silver leaf furniture collection over on our website.

 

 

White Christmas

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas this year then don’t worry about checking out the weather forecasts. Why not bring that famous snowy Christmas scene inside your home with cool and crisp interior furniture and accessories that will transform your home into a frosty winter wonderland.

For inspirational winter interiors and original images take a look at our Christmas Pinterest board Pinterest – White Christmas.

Colour Palettes

People are often concerned that white interiors can look boring, bland and cold however with some clever hints and tricks you can create a serene and uplifting space that oozes glamour and sophistication. Different tones of white paint and wallpaper can be partnered together to give a universal yet dynamically tonal interior that gives a soft and feminine ambiance within your home. Muted greys and silvers also fit perfectly into this colour scheme and add a splash of glittering glamour to glacial home.

 

 

Accessories

White Christmas decorations, fabrics and accessories are a classic and elegant addition to any winter interior and create a crisp and frosty ambiance that feels festive and fun. White Christmas baubles, beads and tinsels can be partnered with glimmering silvers and Arctic blues for an added frosty effect. Chunky knitted Christmas stockings, rugs, fair isle throws and woolen cushions create the perfect balance of cool colour tones and cosy textured fabrics; ideal for cosying up on the cold winter nights.

 

Furniture

To complete your white winter interior then look no further than sophisticated and elegant white painted furniture such as our fabulous French White Furniture. The delicate carvings and soft white painted exteriors will add an illuminating and uplifting feel to your bedroom, living room or dining room area creating a dazzling yet relaxing haven for you to enjoy.

 

Who says winter has to be a dark and miserable time? We don’t! By transforming your home into a cosy, Lapland inspired interior you can enjoy the beautiful and bewitching snowy ambiance of Christmas without leaving the comfort of your stylish and comforting home.