The worlds of fashion and interior styling are all about pattern and colour. These two words sum up almost everything we think about when we’re choosing the latest fabrics and trends – but though it all sounds so simple, they lead into a world of infinite choice.
When it comes to pattern, let fabulous florals and freehand illustrative designs take the lead. Allow pattern to make its presence felt over all kinds of surfaces, from bed linen and living room textiles through to dinnerware and accessories. Classic white styles will never go out of fashion, but isn’t it worth letting beautifully designed patterns enjoy some space too?
As for colour, there’s no doubt about the combinations that are truly capturing the imagination this season. Rich forest greens are appearing on walls, floors, fabrics and fashions, creating a depth of vivid colour you could almost dive into.
A rich olive-tinted shade or an expanse of pine-flavoured green can really help fabrics and accessories stand out, allowing special pieces to pop into focus while soothing the senses.
Sumptuous green shades are appearing all over the house, from warm and welcoming living rooms through to restful bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms. As the trend picks up pace, the range of complementary colours grows too, with warm corals, peaches and pinks all working wonderfully against a dark green wall.
In the bedroom or lounge, try layering textured fabrics in a range of soft pink shades, mixing up the contrast between the dark background and the lighter accessory colours. Add throws and cushions to soften the look and create greater variety, and look out for dark, natural wood furniture if you have the budget.
In bathrooms and kitchens, brass or rose gold fittings and accessories go well with the green, creating atmospheres of opulence and indulgence without breaking the bank.
And if enveloping shades of luscious dark green feels a bit too much for your individual taste – or perhaps your room lacks natural light, there’s no need to cover every wall. A single feature wall or curtains will deliver that on-trend feel without going the whole way.
See the the beautiful Spirit design in the new Appletree collection to add the perfect splash of the greenery to your scheme.