Home & garden
The interiors world has recently seen shades of blue making a return to our homes, which is why it’s been tipped as one of the hottest interiors colours for 2017.
I find blue to be a versatile shade that generates a variety of moods in the home. Lighter tones are perfect for adding a cool and calming sense to a space, whilst deeper and more moody hues create a sophisticated and stylish statement. Or for a truly dramatic look, opt for a vibrant teal or rich navy shades.
Consider the scale of your blue tone and if it will feature as an accent or as an all over bold scheme, as choosing the right colour will impact upon how you feel whilst relaxing at home. For a subtler injection of colour, a real favourite of mine is the tie dye cushion, or choose beautiful coloured glassware to add embellishment to the room.
Velvets are ideal for adding a sumptuous feel to a space. Choose the Matthew Williamson Minnelli sofa, or the patch wool and cotton chenille rug to create a focal point. Or try updating with wallcoverings and blue paints, from feature walls to upcycling tired old furniture – often a lick of paint is all that is required to give any room a stylish blue update.
A colour that offers so many options, blue works well in all areas of the home, making it the perfect solution for updating interiors in a wonderful shade that will be enjoyed year after year.
COME ON YOU BLUES: Top, tie dye cushion; above, Matthew Williamson Minnelli sofa.