Colourtrend of the Month: Embracing the October blues

With the darker mornings and evenings, kicking yourself into the winter months is always a shock to the system. However, the cold nights is the perfect motivation for revamping your home in to a cosy cocoon.

October’s Colourtrend of the Month is all about embracing these dark, rich evening blues and bringing them into your home.

Featuring Inkwell, a commanding navy with a rich depth of colour. Deep navy’s are a perfect way to create an intimate and relaxing space; whether using it on all walls for an enveloping atmosphere, or as a striking feature wall to bring the room to life. With over 1,500 colours to choose from in the Colourtrend range, there is a colour to inspire everyone to experiment with various tones that will work for your own personal style, and for your home.

Therefore, if you think Inkwell is possibly too rich, try one or two shades lighter and see how it works in your room. We always recommend testing the colour in your own room and lighting to ensure it’s a great fit.

We take inspiration from the Irish landscape everyday in all its vibrant, subtle and elusive colours. The Autumn/Winter months are bursting with vivid colours; from burnt orange falling leaves to the deep inky skies. Coming home from the chilly outdoors to a calm, luxurious environment of rich shades of navy, autumn-oranges or muted mustards is sure to allow you to relax and unwind.

These deeper tones such as Inkwell, Mussel, Peacock Blue or Genesis are great for living rooms and bedrooms, creating a serene and relaxing vibe.  When used on furniture, as a feature wall, or on kitchen presses, rich colours accentuate the space.

You can pair these shades with sharp neutrals, such as Temperance or Milk Teeth for a high contrast and contemporary look. You can also enhance these deep blues by pairing with mustards and burnt oranges to capture an autumn-inspired and subdued interior atmosphere.

Don’t forget to check out our Instagram for more inspirational images of just how beautiful navy’s and rich blues can be in the home.  Below are some images customers have shared of their homes -embracing the blues.

Thunderstorm 0514 makes this a space to relax and unwind.
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Genesis makes this a snug escape spot. Photo by @thehousethatbuiltus

Inkwell creates a contemporary kitchen space.
Photo by @cheringtonhouse

“This is a bright space, I wanted a rich navy to complement the contemporary feel of the new extension.“
By @behind.theyellowgate

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