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THE COLOUR EDIT: TOP TIPS FROM DESIGN EXPERT MARIE PARRY

2020 is the year for colour lovers, with bold colour combinations being a must-have in home interiors.

When it comes to creating your living space, colour is the best way to express your personality through soft furnishings, feature walls and accessories.

On-trend shades this summer include combinations of earthy pink and terracotta, the new neutral sage green and Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Classic Blue.

So get colour confident with the help and expert advice of Bradford-based Prestigious Textile’s head of design, Marie Parry.

Pantone’s Classic Blue: Each year Pantone announce the shade they predict to be The Colour of the Year. Previous years have seen Living Coral, Ultraviolet and Greenery as the annual must-have shades, but this year the colour experts have selected Classic Blue as their on-trend colour.

Marie says: “There’s a big trend to make your home a sanctuary of calm away from the chaos of the outside world. This trend is enhanced by calming tranquil colours such as Pantone Classic Blue, a serene and relaxing colour.

This colour trend brings the outdoors inside and combines perfectly with foliage and plants further embracing the peaceful, laid back style.”

2020 is the year for colour lovers

Introduce Pantone’s Classic Blue into your home by mixing sapphire coloured designs with blue toned fabrics in on-trend velvets. Feature walls are also a striking way to incorporate the colour into your home, using statement wallpapers.

The New Neutral – Sage Green: Even neutral schemes have been given a colourful update this season, with sage green being the perfect addition for a more natural look. The relaxing shade is the more mindful colour option for uncluttered interiors ready for a spring refresh.

2020 is the year for colour lovers - Sage green

Marie says: “Tranquil greens ranging from sage, lime and emerald are proving a big feature in this year’s interior trends. Sage green particularly is proving a hot shade this season as it is so versatile to use. Mix with emerald for a statement piece or with soft neutrals for a more relaxed interior.

The sage colour works well in a range of fabrics from ever-popular velvet to linen-look fabrics. It also pairs beautifully within print designs such as laid-back foliage and abstract florals.”

Add elements of sage into a more neutral interior for a calming colour palette that works in harmony with natural materials such as rattan lighting and wooden accessories.

Earthy Pink and Terracotta: See the world through rose-tinted glasses and incorporate this warm sunset palette into your living space. The earthy pink and terracotta trend has evolved from the usual spring pastel shades to offer a more sophisticated, natural look.

2020 is the year for colour lovers - Earthy pinks

Marie says: “Moving on from the popular rose-pink colour scheme, terracotta is the new warm palette for interiors. Combined with washed coral and rich rust browns, this creates an inviting and warm interior setting.

The colour palette offers a cosy, easy living feel and layering different shades, from earthy pink to terracotta in textiles and accessories makes for a sophisticated, yet snug setting.”

Look for patterns that offer a perfect mix of dusky pink and terracotta shades – and remember floral and foliage inspired designs can pair perfectly with sunset coloured fabrics.

For more information visit www.prestigious.co.uk

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