Symphony Retail is home to Authentic Furniture (, Oldboot Sofas ( and Red Mill upholstery workshop in Long Eaton.

Each one of their pieces are made to order and are available in the latest colours and fabrics.

Juliette Wright, interiors expert at Symphony Retail always has an eye on the latest interior trends to ensure they continue to create modern pieces for homes, whether it’s a cosy farmhouse or stylish apartment in an urban location. 

Here, Juliette discusses the latest colour trends for this summer and how you can bring them into your home. 

Whether you are into bold ‘pops’ and beautiful bright shades, or slightly softer discrete pastel tones, this summers’ colour palette offers something for everyone. 

It’s worth noting that aside from the latest trends, first and foremost you should go for what you love. Colour will help you to create atmosphere within your home, and it’s important that it reflects you – whether you want to evoke a sense of playfulness, or instil inner calm, also known as Hygge if you’re into Scandinavian simplistic styling.

Luckily, this summer promises colours for every taste, from serene neutrals to lively prints. Here’s some to look out for.

Pastels are the new neutrals 

Appropriate for summer, ice-cream colours are taking over from typical neutral colours. You will need to take a leap of faith to swap the white walls for a dairy-inspired pink, but it’s worth taking the plunge. You can layer the look with pastel accessories and furnishings or compliment it with warm and nude tones, such as burnt orange, biscuit and mushroom.

Pastels also look great against the popular warm metallics, rose gold and copper. 

Botanical Gardens 

Wake up to the tropics with leaf-laden prints and botanical greens. Big named designers are going all out to turn our homes into an oasis of plants and nature. 

Palms are the key print in this look, with the bold print toned down with muted colours of leaf green, mustard (more on this later), nude pink and blues. If you’ve fallen in love with the nature-themed print, go for bold statements with wallpapers and accent chairs, or if you want to test the trend, accessorize the look with scatter cushions, throws or rugs. 

Trible monochrome

Black and white tribal designs have been rising in popularity for few years, and you can pick up some really effective accessories and soft furnishings in a number of budget highstreet stores – from wicker baskets to plant pots. 

The main elements to this design are strong patterns, natural woven materials and contrasting tones of black and white. This style sits well in a space that celebrates natural materials, such as warm timbers and organic fabrics. 

Don’t pass on the mustard 

Delightful spoonful’s of deliciously dirty mustard are still tantalising peoples taste buds. 

This versatile colour looks great in a number of design styles. If you’re going for clean, minimalist Scandi, mix it with a pastel colour pallet of blues, greys and pinks, along with smatterings of geometric patterns. 

Mustard looks equally effective in grand period home, especially when teamed with sumptuous velvets and deep blues. 

Buck the trend for investment pieces 

Latest trends keep interiors interesting and champion creativity, but if you want to keep within a budget, invest in timeless pieces such as a quality leather sofa and beautiful wooden flooring. 

When a trend comes along that you love, simply accessorise your home to update your look. Highstreet stores have some fantastic options that won’t break the bank and will leave you home looking fit for the pages of a glossy magazine.