Colours of Winter 2017

Written by our design ambassador Jane Carolan
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The glory of green in all it’s shades of envy and delight, freshness has arrived. As a long standing lover of green I was pleasantly surprised to see this polarizing colour hit this seasons trends. With it’s ability to look both insipid and deep, many do not understand the complex nature of this colour. Green complements so many of the colours we see around us, it supports and encourages other colours to perform.

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This is a trend that needs depth and solidness to make it shine, carpets and wood need to have a sense of foundation to play, walnuts and chocolates browns, sooty greys and deep donkey taupes work extremely well. Remember a trend is just that it will pass; and for that very reason think of this current colour and an accent but your flooring and other foundation pieces will need to stay. Darker pieces of furniture are on the rise again – we will see plenty of richer and darker tones, mix this with the lighter more emerald style greens and the wood will glow.

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If you are still in the mood for metal the colour of brass is hot on the heels of bronze and a perfect fit for greens of any shade. There is also the rise of terracotta, earthware is making a come back but keep it in a matt finish and as an accent to add warmth and depth to your environment. A great way to bring the outside in or create a different feel for your outdoor room, mix this with a tribal rug and some beautiful plants and your urban jungle begins.

Jane Carolan run’s Venia Design and is our design ambassador.  She provides us with information and advice on design, style and the latest trends. You can read more about her in our ‘Be Up To Date’ section of the blog or on our website

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