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Focus on Spring – Colours

                   

Spring is the time that everything wakes from its winter slumber. And for us, that means a spring clean and some essential DIY jobs.

It is also the time that we decorate our homes and with this in mind, we take a look at the spring colours for this season. Which of these colour schemes and styles will suit you and your home?

Ice cream pastels

Pastel colours make sense in spring because they mirror nature. The new leaves and buds on trees and shrubs are light in shade as they unfurl and so in the home, it makes sense to opt for pastel shades.

In terms of colours, we love the ice cream pastels that are coming to the fore but, if you feel that pastels are too watery and insipid you will be pleased to see that ice cream palette has depth to it.

Choose pinks that are not too sugary but not cerise. Along with a mid-tone pink, add a mid-tone blue like a spring afternoon sky along with barely-there creams to off-set them both.

Or for an on-trend look, combine mid-tone pink with luscious emerald green or even a teal shade of paint.

Ultra-violet and cherry red

Ultra-violet is the Pantone colour of the year 2018 but if you are unsure how to use it, choose one wall and paint with several coats of the dark, regal purple colour. For a 1950s inspired look, add cherry red accessories or why not paint an old chair or stool in cherry red gloss for a fantastic contrast.

Sugary pink with golden yellow

It might sound straight out of a cartoon but for an injection of fun into a bright room, paint the walls in a light, sugary pink shade and use golden yellow as a contrast – but use sparingly. Play it safe with yellow throws and cushions (stay away from mustard yellow though) or if you are more daring, golden yellow skirting boards and wall accessories will work just as well.

Yellow not your colour? Substitute it for baby blue instead.

Minimal with yellow

The must-have style for this year maximalism where everything and anything goes but if you are finding it hard to break away from your minimalist roots, you don’t need to. But ring the changes this spring with bright accessories, choosing one colour that stands out.

We’ve seen some fantastic examples of crisp white rooms with brightly coloured furniture pieces, although we have to say, it was the golden yellow that seemed the favourite shade.

                Light Wardrobe Colours

Dark and moody red

Red can be a difficult colour to get right but there are some earthy tones coming through from major paint manufacturers. Reminiscent of Aztec colours, the brown tint of the red makes it the perfect colour for a neutral but still with a colourful backdrop to a room.

White and emerald green

For the kitchen, the colour scheme that we are loving is crisp white walls, same coloured kitchen cabinets off-set by the depth and shimmer of emerald green tiles. We’ve seen these in bathrooms too and we are loving the effect.

There you have it! From peachy pinks to the depth of red, you have a choice of on-trend colour schemes and styles for spring. Which will you opt for?

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