Bring colour into your home

DDon’t let drizzly September days get you down. From silver grey skies to wintry blues, use the change in seasons as inspiration for your Autumn/Winter home palette. The addition of blankets, throws and accessories in striking shades is an easy way to incorporate colour in every room, allowing you to change the look and feel according to your mood.

Blue and grey are perfect partners, offering a calming effect that is essential in the bedroom. Alone or together, these gentle shades contrast beautifully when set against a dark feature wall, as shown.

The warm caramel tones found in wood furniture can be easily highlighted when paired with denim blue, teal or steely grey hues. Drape a single woolly blanket over the back of a chair, or stack up a pile in various texture and shades to bring a serious colour pop to the room.

Warm, welcoming hues belong in the kitchen, where they can create an inviting atmosphere for family and friends. Block colours bring about maximum effect, but don’t be afraid to throw in a few subtle patterns that accent the key block colours you’re working with. Tea towels, place mats and other small table accessories can be used to easily achieve this.

While opinions differ on whether white is actually a colour, it works just as hard as its bolder counterparts when it comes to brightening up a room. Serene and stylish, white wins every time with its classic appeal. Try using white to create a strong monochromatic look – this is also a good method for teaming up different objects together on a mantelpiece or shelf.

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