THE 5 JEWEL TONES YOU SHOULD BE EXPLORING
This autumn, say goodbye to monochrome and join us in lusting over rich, luxurious hues. Jewel tones are your best friend when it comes to transitioning from season to season. They’re more subdued than summer’s electric shades, yet vibrant enough to promote positive vibes when things start to look a little bleak outside. Whether you’re looking to add some lustre through scatter cushions and throws, or taking the plunge with a feature wall, here’s a quick guide to which jewel tones should be reigning over your castle this season.
Green is certainly trending in the interiors world right now, thanks in part to Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year. Promoting balance and harmony, choose emerald if you’d like to introduce a touch of luxury without going over the top. Aim to pair rich materials like velvet with plenty of fresh greenery to bring your summer style seamlessly into the cosy months.
Navy is a colour that will never go out of style, so sapphire accents are a safe and timeless option if you’re feeling divided on bolder jewel hues. It’s understated luxury at its finest and, much like a neutral tone, works well with almost any colour scheme. Whether layered on a dark or white base, consider sapphire the antidote to the winter blues.
Zeal For Teal
Not quite blue, not quite green, teal teeters between colour tones much like an opal catching light. It may be trending in interiors right now, but teal also happens to be timeless. Paired with mustards, greys or white, it can be as vibrant or as understated as you like. Paint a feature wall with teal and your space will feel cosy and modern.
“There’s no place like home” said the girl in the ruby slippers, and we couldn’t agree with her fashion choices more. A little ruby goes a long way, so incorporate the colour in smaller touches like cushions, art, rug or a single statement chair. Let ruby shine by keeping the rest of your palette low key.
Obsidian On Point
When talking jewel tones, this moody hue rarely gets the mention it deserves. An inky, almost-black substance that’s found naturally in volcanic seams, obsidian has been used by mankind for tools and to inspire decorating since antiquity. Don’t be afraid to paint an obsidian wall as a striking backdrop for more vibrant jewel tones.
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