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Out of The Blue
Blue is a colour we never seem to fall out of love with in, whether that be feminine Duck Eggs, deep Grecian hues, or bold and glossy tones, going blue is a look that can work for every home.
Teal (named Dulux colour of the year 2014) is a great choice if you want to avoid anything too dark or cold. This versatile shade will work in almost all designs from refined and sophisticated to bold and retro.
This striped Brecon fabric adds colour to a classic design, by using a complementing fabric with a thin Teal stripe on the chairs the look is pulled together without being overpowering. The use of dark woods gives the design a timeless quality.
This stunning teal wallpaper has a distinctly retro feel when teamed with the bold canary yellow of these sixties chairs. Prints like this, also look great when paired with metallic accessories.
Deep inky blues look great when kept simple with white accents. Ikat style fabrics and prints can work particularly well in this deep moody shade and can be used in any room of the home.
Ombre (to fade colours into each other) has taken the fashion industry by storm, being seen anywhere from fabrics and accessories, to hair and nails, and like all trends this is steadily making its way into our homes.
Blue is one of the most workable colours dominating this trend, and can be used on curtains, walls, accessories and even woods, such as this chair below. By fading any shade of blue into neutral creams and off whites you can create a relaxed bohemian look. If you’re feeling brave you can find many tutorials online on how to create your own ombre piece, and gain that all important ‘hand-made’ look.
Teaming this sultry blue colour with black, white, and pops of sunshine yellow creates a clean modern look. This colour looks great against angular furniture and natural woods.
Alternatively this colour (Chelsea Velvet – Sky) looks stunning when combined with soft creams and shimmering metalics.
Blue is a great colour on its own or is versatile enough to work with a number of different colours and designs. If you’re unsure about which shades to incorporate into your home, why not start of by introducing a few smaller items such as throws, cushions, and artwork. Alternatively you can always speak to a Plumbs Home Consultant, who can advise on a wide selection of furniture fabrics free of charge.