Our favourite colours for 2018

The long winter months are drawing to a close, Spring in the air and sprucing up the house is top of our list.  To get you in the mood, here are some of our favourite colours for 2018.

Say it with Red

“Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”

— Benjamin Moore & Co.

Our favourite: Caliente from Benjamin Moore

Whimsical pinks

“Calamine is indeed named after the lotion we all used as children to soothe nettle stings and rashes! A light touch of grey prevents this subtle pink from being too sugary, giving a much fresher finish. In smaller rooms it becomes intense, but in larger well lit rooms it feels much more delicate.”

— Farrow & Ball

Our favourite: Calamine from Farrow & Ball

True Blues

“For interior designers, blue is the most versatile of all colour groups and for historians, it offers the richest of stories. Since ancient times, the precious nature of naturally occurring blue pigments has given these shades stature and gravitas in art, fashion and decoration. In our interpretation of the world around us, blue represents both sky and sea… but also space and infinity; and in this perpetuity, blue colour schemes naturally offer security, longevity, depth and calmness.”

—  Little Greene

Our favourite: Dock Blue from Little Greene

Bold black

“Deep and dramatic, black walls never fail to make a statement. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be livable, too. Designers use inky paint, tile and wallpaper to bring sophisticated style to rooms, and make furniture and accents stand out.”

— House and Home

Our favourite: Ronseal’s One Coat Blackboard Paint from Amazon

Neutral Sage

“Sage is slated to be the new neutral. Replacing the likes of pure white, beige and stone – the muted green with grey undertones is certainly more bold than others but it’s an approachable colour. Paired with woods and a cream colour palette, the green will soften and warm up any space. Other pastels that are tipped to be hot include soft mustards, jades and olives.”

Alice Howarth, Telegraph

Our favourite: Light Blue from Farrow and Ball

Historical Browns

“Suddenly though brown feels right again. A fabulous base for other colours that are weaving their way back to prominence – pale pink, yellow, orange – rooms in it look warm and sophisticated.”

— Emily Senior, House and Garden

Our favourite: Havane from Vicalvi

 

Happy sprucing!

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