The Colour Purple

This isn't the English variant of Alice Walker's 'The Color Purple' but an introduction to the vibrant and eye-catching colours of 2019 (a wildly less serious topic)! The style over last year has drifted to more standout colours and creating seamless  matches instead of different shades of grey.

[caption id="attachment_1270" align="aligncenter" width="220"] Still worth a mention as it is an incredible read![/caption]

The crunch of leaves beneath your feet

Hot colours to look for are currently autumnal, burnt oranges, light browns and burgundy. These can make beautiful feature colours but also have a safe feel as they are quite mellow and easy to look at. A typical example is the flood of tan overcoats you see on your smartly dressed colleagues.

[caption id="attachment_1271" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The colours represent natural bright environments[/caption]

Translating this onto the interior design scene, we hope over 2019 to see more feature walls and smartly patterned throw cushions. Be braver with your colour choices but, as always, try to keep it palatable. Our general rule of thumb is no more than three colours in one room (with a bit of slack for white, black and grey as a fourth) and no more than 3 patterns. Patterns are hard as some can sit nicely together whereas some can completely disagree, use your judgement and style to make your pick.

Living Coral

Starting 2019 you may also see the label 'living coral' thrown around a lot. This is because Pantone named it colour of the year and if you get chance, you should check out their post about it. It shows how well this colour can be used by expressing it through the page, fonts and imagery. There is an especially beautiful video showing its natural presence under the sea.

[caption id="attachment_1272" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2019 colour of the year The colour really does shine alongside pale blues[/caption]

The vibe is not too dissimilar to the flush of autumnal colours also rearing their heads. Both exhibit a relaxing undertone, not too aggressive in appearance. This however has a more floral, tropical atmosphere than the warming, spicy flavours of the oranges. I would encourage experimenting with this pallet to see what makes it shine. I would warn that pastels fall in and out of fashion whereas seasonal colours remain timeless.

[caption id="attachment_1273" align="aligncenter" width="864"]amazing use of colour Perfect example of the colour scheme, featured in Livinator[/caption]

Furniture to finish the look

Use this modern colour inspiration to enhance your existing decor. As always with warm colours, a farmhouse or natural wood aesthetic makes a lovely homely environment. We would love to see someone take our Cheltenham range and use this scheme to add depth.

[caption id="attachment_1274" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] somebody please dress this in fluffy bedding[/caption]

As a newly featured range in our catalogue we are interested to see what our stylish customers can achieve with this versatile look, especially playing with the painted finishes available. In our opinion it would suit Autumnal colour schemes with hints of copper around the room.

[caption id="attachment_1275" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]taupe finish tallboy The taupe finish is a favourite of mine[/caption]

This aesthetic has been experimented with a lot recently to great success. As a more contemporary suggestion, check out some of our weathered pieces. These can add character to a more polished look, going hand in hand with the casual timeless aesthetic of dark reds, oranges etc.

[caption id="attachment_1276" align="aligncenter" width="750"]grey colour scheme A fine example is our weathered chic bed[/caption]

Alternatively, our Etienne range boasts a few gorgeous weathered finishes!

Fern xx

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