Summer Style: Hues of Blue
Summer is the perfect season for bringing a wash of colour into your home. By introducing decorative accessories and fabrics, you can quickly update your interior space giving it a fresh look and feel ready for the new season. This week we focus on beautiful blue, well known for evoking calm and tranquillity, it’s easy to work with and great for social spaces. Whether you prefer pale pastels or tropical topaz, there’s a hue for every home.
Brighten up a neutral base of white and grey with pops of bold teal. Co-ordinated accessories including vases, scatter cushions and wall art in similar shades will create harmony and help draw the eye around the room. For a contemporary aesthetic choose graphic patterns with pops of brighter colours like yellow which will help keep your space playful and fresh. Our favourite accent scatters in the G Plan range include Wave Midnight and Palm Midnight which use woven tones of bright blues for tone and texture.
If you prefer a minimalist look, cool blues are a great choice for complementing a neutral scheme. This pale scatter looks great against the creamy white leather on the Milton sofa and adds a softness to the crisp and clean interior. Low lighting and table-side candles will add warmth to the space. With neutral blues you can get away with a lot more so don’t be afraid to experiment with pattern. Leaf Blue fabric on an armchair or accent scatters would work well to break up large blocks of white.
Pastels tones are always popular for the summer season as they’re an instant mood lifter. They can also be used to cool down a space and add light. Opt for accessories in chalky hues of blue to bring a calming and restful atmosphere to your room. Make sure you choose simple shapes and blocks of colour to keep things contemporary.
Deeper shades of blues can help to bring warmth and depth to your interior. Painting walls in a shade of inky blue will help bring cosiness to your living room and makes a perfect backdrop for a pale sofa. Copper details will finish the look and create an on-trend interior for the summer.
Don’t shy away from darks just because summer is on its way. Moody blue shades are popular for 2016 and can work for your interior all year round. Try Naples Denim or Boucle Denim fabric on a sofa or armchair for a stylish and practical focal point in your living room. Incorporate lighter greys and pale tones in your scheme to break up the darkness and use metallic accents and glass accessories to reflect light and make the space feel bigger.
So, if you fancy updating your interior, you can’t go wrong with injecting a little colour, and with summer on the horizon it’s time to bring in some blue. Whether you’re warming things up or cooling things down for the new season, incorporating hues of blue will totally transform your living space.