What colours do you think of when someone says to you, “sugared almonds”? They’re colours that were very popular in mid century modern interiors and with the recent revival of that era’s designs, their colours too are making a comeback. Soft pinks, blues, mauve, yellow and greens – all in various combinations. Some people may refer to them as ‘pastels’ or ‘chalky’ à la Annie Sloan. It’s not quite right for our home and décor, but we do think it can look lovely in the right setting.
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This week’s Home Tone is army green. We’ve chosen one image of a bedroom with disguise netting on the bunk beds, but it doesn’t have to be reserved for camouflage effects! It’s a very restful colour which combines really well with wood and other natural materials such as wicker, bamboo and sea grass. It looks fabulous against a strong contrasting white, tangerine orange or purple. And it also provides the perfect backdrop for dark green foliage or more acid green shades.
Mauve is French for mallow, an edible plant whose flower the colour is named after. A pinky grey shade of purple, mauve is warm, peaceful colour. Team it in interiors with dark grey, white and other complementary shades on the purple spectrum. It also looks great with various types of wood, both light and dark – beech being particularly successful in rooms we’ve seen.