Homes+ (Australia) - - READERS’ TRENDS -

MUTED TONES MAY WORK WELL for win­ter, but it’s also nice to have a pop of colour some­times! I’ve high­lighted some here – you can add these shades to al­most any room. Even in small doses they will add plenty of char­ac­ter, mak­ing them per­fect for the cost con­scious, as in­vest­ing in one or two new items can help trans­form your space from sum­mer chic to warm and cosy for win­ter.

INDIGO has been around for the past few sea­sons, and will be here for a few more. This ele­gant, rich and deep blue suits ev­ery sea­son. Pick up on this hue in your ac­ces­sories, soft fur­nish­ings or art­work. It’s a colour that I would hap­pily have in ev­ery room.

OLIVE GREEN may not be a com­mon colour choice, but it does work well year round and will suit most win­terthemed pal­ettes. Fea­tur­ing it against char­coal greys in your sofa or bed­ding will let this colour re­ally pop, and it will also hold its own with any tim­ber tones and gold high­lights. The mo­ment you place this colour in a room with gold, cop­per or brass, your eye will in­stanly pick up on any metal­lic high­lights, be it a mir­ror frame, lamp-base or vo­tives.

RICH PINK is friends with deep indigo and most nat­u­ral tones – it’s the per­fect ac­cent colour to brighten up a liv­ing room or bed­room. A bonus is that it’s a deep tone, which means it’s not too fem­i­nine. Try adding it as a fea­ture in a bold print or art­work.

BUTTERCUP YEL­LOW Muted yet bright, this yel­low espe­cially stands out against win­tery greys. It’s one of those colours which in­stantly makes you feel happy so it’s a great up­lift­ing shade for win­ter.

Even adding even small amounts of these ac­cents colours to your spa­ces will cre­ate an invit­ing at­mos­phere, that’s per­fectly on-trend too.

GLOSS GLAZE Isla ves­sel in Blue, $34.95, from Free­dom. GLOW GREEN Large glass vase, $19.95, from H&M Home

WOW FAC­TOR Dulux Wash & Wear in Lickedy Lick, $85.90 for 4L. paint

LUXE VEL­VET Lynette cush­ion in Bright Pink, $84.95, from Eadie Life­style.

COOL AND CLOUDY Lisa T “Indigo Love” flat can­is­ter in Blue Mar­ble, $20, from Tar­get.

IN DE­TAIL Two-tone glass vo­tive in Yel­low, $12, from West Elm.

Up­lift­ing shades Brighten up win­ter days with on-trend high­light colours.

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