Some things in life were made for each other. Just like these twinning tones, according to Sarah Cornes—MADE’s Homewares and Lifestyle Design Manager. Consciously coupled together, they’ll inject a little ‘2019’ into your interior. Whether giving your living room or bedroom a fresh new colour scheme, here are three power pairings to transition your space into the season ahead with ease.
We’re calling it: taupe is the new neutral. Referencing the pared-back minimalism of 90s Calvin Klein, layered light textures inspire a focus of wellness in the home. But what colour goes with taupe? “Thinking about wood and natural woven materials, bring the outdoors in—and vice versa—with a deep green accent, inspired by plants,” Sarah suggests. “Begin with a neutral base and add green accessories, like cushions, for a little playfulness in a peaceful environment.” This combination also lends itself as a bedroom colour scheme, where you can create your own inner sanctum—a spa-like space for relaxation and revitalisation.
After the gloom of winter, it’s all about creating a light and optimistic energy with this vibrant duo: mustard yellow paired with a greenish-blue aqua. “The yellow is such a happy shade, giving an injection of pure spring freshness,” says Sarah. And don’t worry if you’re not ready to move on from all-white walls to blue and yellow wallpaper just yet. “These colours go really well with white, making it feel clean and crisp. They also work together in one piece, as a pattern.” So try using these tones in textiles: a jazzy cushion on a punchy accent chair, or a bold throw on the bed. Simple ways to switch-up your space for spring.
We’re feeling inspired by the vibrancy of Latin America for high summer. “A deep, almost Prussian blue takes centre stage, but a pop of coral on soft furnishings, furniture and trims keeps the atmosphere bright,” Sarah explains. Go bold in your home with a blue feature wall, or opt for an accent chair in burnt orange velvet. “This summer story works really well outside, too. Think garden furniture in a two-tone weave and highly patterned plant pots.” But seeing as ‘Living Coral’ is Pantone’s official colour for 2019, you might want to get involved right now. Try a geometric print cushion or an abstract piece of art to give your interiors an instant hit of Mexican energy.
Article written by: Natalie Wall