Colours: new season edit, fresh shades and shapes
The best bit about summer? The explosion of colour! It’s officially time to pack up your winter woollies, say goodbye to cosy browns and greys, and embrace the new season’s bright, happy shades.
If you’re looking for room décor ideas, this year’s uplifting colour themes work well whether you want just a hint of a hue, or a full-on makeover. From perfect pinks and lively lavenders to rusty orange tones and rich deep reds, here’s your go-to guide to the top three trends.
Rust & rose
Red is back, but toned down – this spring it’s a grown-up, rich deep hue. It works perfectly with tactile fabrics such as velvet, and looks stunning paired with this season’s stylish curvy shapes. So, for a lounge colour scheme that’s modern yet luxurious, choose a large statement sofa in ruby red and layer on plain or patterned cushions in rusty orange, dusty pink, taupe and mauve. Add a large neutral rug (to keep the focus on that gorgeous sofa), then pick a toning colour from the cushions to paint the walls. Want to dip your toe in the trend? Dress an existing neutral room with sumptuous velvet cushions and add a luxe fabric footstool to give your space the wow factor.
Choose a sofa in a statement shade and use this as the foundation of your summer colour scheme, layering the colour with well chosen accessories
This trend is all about mixing hot pink, purple, yellow, orange and teal however you fancy. It’s bold, brave, beautiful… and fun! Give your room an injection of colour with an attention-grabbing sofa in an ice cream shade such as mint or lilac; or go for glorious purple. Alternatively, update an existing grey sofa with eye-popping cushions in clashing patterns and prints. For a touch of the unexpected, add a statement armchair with bright florals to a white or grey room, then echo the colours in the print elsewhere, for example on artwork, rugs and window dressings.