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Spring Summer Colour Round Up

Spring Summer Colour Round Up

Spring is finally upon us and the seasonal sentiment of a fresh start often leads us to hanker after new ideas to put a chipper step into our homes, ready for the lighter months ahead.


Picture Credit: Katie Frade

Green is a hot trend right now in Interiors. But not everyone wants to embrace striking jungle prints or plump for a deep emerald sofa (which may well tire as quick as the season passes).
So a little flutter on pinterest brings forth many inspiring images of how to ‘spring green’. A subtler alternative is to use a soft palette of tones for an elegant backdrop, then add hints of botanical into your home.

  
Picture Credit: Katie Frade

The new Out & Out Original upholstery range offers a selection of delightfully muted hues. These plains act as a neutral canvas to then layer additional colours, textures and pattern to your living space.

  

My particular favourite is the soft sage colour, seen here on the Guarda sofa. This welcoming shade of green effortlessly combines with deeper teals, inky blues and dusky greys, which are evidenced in these snippets from my own home. Contrasting a limited range of colours amongst your furnishings and trinkets fashions a more cohesive space, especially if your home is open-plan like my own.


Picture Credit: Katie Frade - Forest London

So how can you add some Spring-like style to your home? Nature is the best place for inspiration at this time of year. I’m fortunate to have this treasure trove of a florist on my local high street. Surfaces are stacked high with earthy ceramics, weathered metals and textured glassware to house your favoured succulents or cacti, which inspired me to gather up a variety of my own containers to in an attempt to emulate their rich showcase.


Picture Credit: Katie Frade

After months of ignoring the garden, I was finally tempted to venture out and see what bulbs and blossoms are appearing, choosing a simple branch or a mixture of stems provides an instant update to any vase you might have to hand. 

  
Picture Credit Katie Frade

The Clarence sofa in a beautifully textured oatmeal fabric is perfect for an interior which houses a mix of wood finishes for a more natural style. And rather than picking up on the motif based fauna trend, simply rearrange your furniture and admire the view into your garden instead!

Failing that, clear a surface of existing picture frames or such-like and create a focal point with natural elements on display; cluster them into groups or use singularly to bring a floral touch inside. Mismatching styles and sizes add a sense of fun plus an opportunity to use forgotten pots at the back of your cupboards.

The new fabric options; ranging from the whispery lilac, the delicate mint green, the oaty creams through to the rich woolly charcoal being launched reminded me of Hockney’s canvases at the Tate. These blocks of engaging colour combinations plus Vanessa Bell’s paintings at the Dulwich Picture Gallery are all sources of vibrant inspiration to consider. Why not pick up a paintbrush yourself (!) and give your walls a spruce, choosing a similar colour to the upholstery for an on-trend tonal refresh or add touches of colourful pattern to liven up over-looked corners of your home.

 
Picture Credit – Katie Frade – Paint (Top to Bottom: Cromarty bu Farrow & Ball, Donkey Ride By Earthborn paints, Off Black by Farrow& Ball, Brassica by Farrow & Ball

So whether you’re inspired by the outdoors, by what you see in a gallery, in a monthly glossy or via a social media feed invite some new hints of colour into your home; opt for a bold furniture choice like the striking shape of the Dupla sofa or simply accessorise with some floral touches – either way ideas are out there for your Spring Renew… hop to it!

  

  

  

 

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