Re­becca Rich­mond

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Turn your home into the trea­sure it is with jewel hues; it’s a great way to add per­son­al­ity

to a pre­dom­i­nantly neu­tral scheme. THE ‘SPE­CIAL’

TREAT­MENT A key to this trend is a lit­tle goes a long way. To start small find an area where you’d like to add a bit of in­ter­est, per­haps a hall­way ta­ble or dis­play cabinet. Choose

a few jewel coloured pieces like that beau­ti­ful

art you’ve had your eye on, with

the ocean view drenched in aquas,

sap­phire and emer­ald. Hunt for an in­ter­est­ing piece of glass in

sim­i­lar colours to put with it. Or get some jew­el­coloured cush­ions to jazz up your sofa. Linen and vel­vet fab­rics are good op­tions for in­ten­sity of colour.

MIX IT UP

If you want to add im­pact, find

an ot­toman or some in­ter­est­ing chairs, cover them in jewel-coloured

vel­vets or linens and put them with your neu­tral so­fas and white walls. Bring ev­ery­thing to­gether with a large jew­el­coloured rug.

FULL FLAVOUR To go bold, put these tones on walls – bed­rooms and bath­rooms are good choices. Re­sene has some beau­ti­ful rich op­tions like Trouble (ruby), Zin­zan (deep sap­phire), and At­las (deep emer­ald). Don’t be afraid to paint the whole room. You can lighten it up with crisp white bed linen and white paint trims, then have fun with cush­ions or tow­els. Rather than close your space in, dark colours can often help your walls to re­cede away. If it feels cold, use warm coloured light bulbs.

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