Embrace your inner blue: the colour of trust, dignity & serenity

 So, colour can be a bit confusing at times, can’t it? If (like us) you’re a reader of the interiors magazines, you’ll know that they are wonderfully full of advice on what’s in, and what’s out, and colour is always part of the mix. As you’ll know from our Edits & Trends page, Pantone (the international experts on colour), have declared a shade of green (aptly called ‘Greenery’ by them) as their colour of the year for 2017. And we love it. But we’re also really excited to see that Dulux, the UK’s leading paint brand, have gone for Denim Drift as their favourite colour for the year. Here’s three things that we LOVE about blue (they’re a bit random, but that’s the way we think!):

 1) The sea is blue! Well, we had to start with that one, as TCH Towers is located on an amazing little island right at the bottom of the UK called Hayling Island;

 2) Robins, our favourite winter bird, lay blue eggs;

 3) The petals of hydrangeas can cleverly turn blue, or change away from blue, depending upon the  soil they’re planted in.

 Other things that we all know and love about blue include its association with peace, infinity (perhaps from the sky as well as the oceans), calmness and relaxation. Of course, it’s also the colour of jeans, which brings us neatly back to Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2017, Denim Drift. Here it is below (the first colour), teamed up with other suggestions from the Dulux palette:

If you decide to embrace your inner blue and re-decorate a room this year, we can help out with some great co-ordinating accessories. We’re big on blue! From bowls to vases, jugs to ornaments. Take a look below and see if anything takes your fancy:

And later in the spring, we’ll be posting a blog or two about our favourite use of blue – our new nautical collection. Watch this space for more information.

Before you go, if you’re seriously thinking of putting brush to wall over Easter or beyond, here are few colour updates from the interiors magazines that we thought you might like to see: House Beautiful colour trends; Ideal Home living room colour schemes; House & Garden ideas on how to decorate with colour (scroll down their page for some great images of feature walls).

Happy decorating from all at The Contemporary Home x