Sugar and spice Soft dusky pinks and muted mustard tones make all things nice…
Mustard, with its spicier and more muted tones, is the classy take on yellow – perfect for a chilled-out living area. Bright yellow is notoriously difficult to decorate with, even though it’s the colour of sunshine and positivity. Mix it with other soft spice tones for a warm, cosy effect. Dusky rosewood pink, ginger and cayenne orange are mellow, tonal additions. Keep walls and ceilings white to add some coolness and keep things modern. Feature walls are still really popular, but rather than covering a whole side of a room, choose a panel or a feature area. You could even use it as a background behind open shelves in a recess. Mix your prints, too. When you
have a strong colour theme like this, you can combine formal geometric prints with more bohemian florals without the different styles jarring. Go for a bit – but not too much – of both so neither one dominates the other. You could also try making the most of different textures. Spicy colours really lend themselves to tactile fabrics, such as deep pile rugs and soft velvet furniture. Upgrading your front door is a brilliant way to change up your home too. It’s one of the few things you can do that instantly transforms the inside and outside of a house. Even from adjoining rooms the extra light and colour is really effective.
Henley tub chair, £449, Cult Furniture
Zag Berber rug in saffron, from £220, John Lewis
Faux dahlia, £16.99, Thefarthing. co.uk