In the worlds of fashion and interiors, it’s all about clever use of colour this autumn, and with only a few weeks to go, it’s time to start planning looks! Designers everywhere are going big, bright and bold!
Bring the outdoors indoors
Autumn is the perfect time of year to take colour inspiration from the great outdoors. Interior designers are moving away from soft pastels and turning instead to richer, warmer and bolder hues.
A simple walk in the woods will instantly offer up a colour palette harmoniously blending berry reds and plum purples, bright ochres and beautiful browns from fawn to copper, chestnut to mahogany.
Think about how you can combine an assortment of autumn textures to create a warm, cosy feel in your home. Mix soft, comforting fabrics with rustic materials and natural finishes; hand knitted and crocheted textiles, hessian, twine, wood and leather.
The autumn/winter 2012 catwalk collections have been ablaze with psychedelic seventies colour palettes, transporting us to the days of disco, glam and Woodstock. This is definitely not a look for the fashion meek and timid!
Think long, flowing Bohemian silhouettes, oversized floral prints, sculpted heels in gold and silver and faux fur coats. Burnt orange and rich burgundy are the colours to watch out for.
It’s easy to bring the funkadelic look into your home too. Check out our Touch Bins in seventies-inspired apple green, chrome orange and violet purple for a hint of 70s glamour combined with contemporary style.
Yummmy mummies and domestic goddesses of the world unite! Our love of baking shows no sign of abating and as we spend more time in the kitchen, we are all looking for new ways to enhance the most important room in the house.
A key look in the kitchen is the selective use of eclectic vintage fabrics, crockery and wall coverings, displayed against a clean neutral backdrop of whites, off-whites, soft grey or even green.
An easy look to recreate is the use of feminine textiles partnered with modern white ceramics and stainless steel accessories; take a look at our Get Together cake plate and cake server for ideas to start you off.
So what’s hot this autumn for you? We’d love to hear how you are incorporating inspiration from the autumn season in your own home.