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6 Colours to warm up your house

BY Cassie Pryce

17th Oct 2019 Home & Garden

6 Colours to warm up your house

Give your home an autumn-warming makeover with one of these on-trend colour combos

1. Teal and mustard

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The Wishford sofa in turmeric, £1,270, Willow & Hall

Give your décor a colourful update with a blend of two bold shades that go hand-in-hand with one another. Deep teal is a popular choice for those wanting to embrace the dark side, but its blue-green undertones keep it from feeling flat. Pair this with punchy mustard yellow accents to lift your scheme and this combination will create a cheerful yet cosy vibe in any room of the house.  The Wishford sofa in turmeric, £1,270, Willow & Hall


2. Grey and blush

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Fleece pom pom duvet cover and pillowcase set, from £32; Portia bed, from £550; blush and gold hexagon side table, £60; love table lamp, £35, all Next

Blush pink has been creeping into interior design trends for several seasons now and is set to stay for a good while longer. The soft pink shade is particularly versatile and, thanks to its muted properties, is a great way of adding a splash of colour if you don’t want to go for anything overly daring or bright. Teamed with grey, the feminine colour is pared back and will instantly add warmth to a grey backdrop, which can otherwise feel cold and uninviting, particularly during the darker months.



3. Earth tones

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Bevel natural solid oak king-sized bed, £599; Hercules rustic solid oak lamp table, £219.99, both Oak Furnitureland

With neutrals edging their way back onto the interiors scene, this autumn-winter season is all about embracing a warm and natural palette. Go for terracotta tones and burnt orange to spice up your interior with a sophisticated finish, both in terms of wall coverings and accessories. These colourings are perfect for those wanting to create a Boho or Mediterranean-inspired feel and will pack more of a punch than opting for softer neutrals like taupe or beige.



4. Brass and blue

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Bar cart, £30; cushion, £7; tiger ornament, £5; photo fame, £5; gold feather tray, £4.50; candle, £4.50, all Primark

Warm metals are a wonderful way to introduce a touch of luxury to any space, particularly when paired with a dark backdrop for added drama. Teal, blue and forest green can feel cold if left alone, whereas using brass accents will instantly give the room a lift and make it feel cosy not cold. The high street is packed full of brass accessories at the moment—from stylish bar trollies to sleek side tables, and smaller pieces like candle holders and wall mirrors, so it’s easy to add these metallic finishing touches without breaking the bank.


5. Burnt orange and indigo

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Heather velvet upholstered barstool with backrest in royal blue with copper legs, £109 each, Cult Furniture

While the colour orange once conjured up images of retro kitchens and garish floral prints, the statement shade is seeing a comeback in the form of modern interiors. The key to using orange as part of your decorating palette is to apply it in small doses and pair it with another strong colour to balance out the look. Indigo blue sits on the opposite side of the colour wheel to orange, meaning that these two tones can work in contrasting harmony as a pleasing duo.


6. Pink and green

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Penfold footstool, from £199; Senzo dressing table in marble and brass, £399; Krishna blanket, £59; Illias rug, £399, all Swoon Editions

For a soft and stylish interior, consider a palette of pink and green to build up a modern yet sophisticated look. Depending on your preferences, you can use either pink or green as the dominant colour and then accessorise with accents of the second shade. Keep the pink tone fairly muted and blush in colour (think dusky rose rather than fuchsia), as anything stronger can overwhelm the green. Cushions, throws and artwork are all good ways to introduce this colour combo if you’re not wanting to take on a redecoration project, or simply want to get a taster for this palette before going in with the paintbrush!

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