The hot new power couples in colour

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.

Taupe and green

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.

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Yellow and aqua

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.

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Blue and coral

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.

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Article written by: Natalie Wall

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