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Colour trend: blue is the new black

12 July 2018

Blue is having its moment in interiors. Embrace the trend with home accessories in shades of blue, from deep and dark to calm and cooling.

In colour therapy, blue is known to have a relaxing effect, so bring blues into your home to create a sense of soothing tranquility. Textiles are an easy way to experiment with blue as an accent colour – try layering cushions and throws in different tones, from indigo to denim. Go bolder with blue in the bedroom for a look that’s cosy, not cold. Find the shade that suits you; try sophisticated navy for modern styles, retro turquoise for a vintage feel, or ocean blue for a clean, nautical look.

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‘I started painting water colours in blue shades. I wanted to convert the expression of water into patterns, to capture the power of a stormy sea, and sun rays reflecting off a still lake’
Hanna Dalrot, designer of STOCKHOLM 2017 metre fabric and cushions

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