Sunday, 1 October 2017

How to Make the Most of this Season's Colours!

We have been discussing upcoming interior trends all of last month and with the warmer weather fast approaching, now is definitely the time to go through your home to refresh your d├ęcor. As a rule, it's good to get these decorating jobs out of the way so you can be at the beach relaxing during the day and come home to a beautifully styled home. So let's get started!

Freshen up your bedroom with a trendy colour palette
You will be pleased to know that the soft reds and pinks that were favoured earlier in the year are still very much on trend. However, as you can see from these top bedding styles mauve and purple tones are the most popular colours for the new season. And the good news is, you can blend the two easily to create something quite special!

If you were feeling brave and you've painted your walls in a soft neutral blush or an edgy pink shade, earlier in the year, all you need to do to bring your bedroom up to date is to get some new bedding in rich jewel tones of purple or soft mauve. Provided you pick the right hue, the combination of the two look absolutely fantastic! These colours are very relaxing and they add a touch of luxe to any room. However, be careful not to overdo things. If you do feel that the overall effect is overpowering, tone it down with off-white or cream cushions and pillows and other soft furnishings in a complementary colour palette.

Soft lighting and grey tones for your living room
For your living room, soft yet fresh dappled colours are still very much the trend. The Scandinavian minimalist look is starting to fade and give way to creams, sophisticated light, almost silvery grey tones and cornflower blues. Soft mood lighting is also back in vogue. This style of lighting helps to create a relaxing space that is cosy without being chintzy.

For the walls, frameless panels are being gradually replaced by traditional framed prints and narrow brushed silver or brass frames are proving the most popular.

Create a productive home office 
For a home office, the colour palette is still very fresh and clean. Crisp white walls and wooden floors are still a timeless option for studios and home offices However, this summer, you will be able to soften things up by opting to use light grey or blue paint instead of just white. A sunny workspace with heaps of natural light is definitely a preference over dark spaces, however clever use of window coverings will allow you to block out the glare of the sun when you need to. This in-depth article explains how to improve your window dressing and create more shade should you need to do so. Consider adding a couple of air purifying low maintenance plants like the Boston fern or snake plants in the home office to add a touch of greenery and also create a positive frame of mind.

Update your outdoor spaces 
If you have not done so for a while, now is a good time to update your outdoor space as well. After all, you're going to be spending most of your time outside over the summer months entertaining friends and family. This year, the colour palette is light and bright. A stone or beige set of furniture, with light cushions, would look good in most homes. It is a look that will give your outdoor space a more luxurious, yet relaxed and inviting look and feel. 

To recap, soft blush pinks, jewel tones of purple and mauve, sophisticated creams, light blues, silvery greys, luxe brass and bright white and natural beige are the highlights of the new season.

So there you have it, the colour palette for the rest of 2017 and how you can make the most of it in your home.

Till next time... immerse yourself and make the most of this season's colours!

xox
Rani

This post was written in collaboration with JD Williams. As always all thoughts and opinions are all mine and genuine and I only ever work with brands that I love or think could benefit my readers.

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