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Trends for 2016: Cherished Gold

Gold has been popular in interior design for quite some time now, and it’s set to stay around for 2016.  Dulux are so sure this metallic hue will be even more popular this year that they’ve name ‘Cherished Gold’ as their colour of the year for 2016.

How to use this colour in your home

This colour has been developed by Dulux to be used with colours we may not usually associate with Gold, such as Mauve, Mint and Pastel Blue tones.  These combinations create a fresh and vibrant look with a touch of elegance.

Gold is a great way to add a touch of luxe into your home, and can be used in both traditional and contemporary schemes.  Take a look below at some of the best Gold accessories we’ve found…

 Gold Accessories

Have our finds inspired you to mix Gold with a non-traditional colour?  Comment below on how you plan to incorporate Cherished Gold into your home this year.


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Bring a Touch of Autumn Drama into Your Home

The changing of the seasons is the perfect time to give your home a brand new look ready for long cosy nights. When thinking of autumn we naturally think of the burnt orange and rich red tones of the foliage, but if you’re not a fan of these colours don’t despair – there are many other ways to add richness to your home.

Beautiful Botanicals

This trend is usually associated with the summer months, however by pairing the vivid green of the plants and scatter cushions with the moody peacock blue wall the look becomes much more inviting in Autumn. The gold on the coffee table and ornaments also make this look feel much more luxurious.

Green Botanicals

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Combing Colours

This look is all about mixing colours. The maroon velvet sofa looks even more sumptuous when placed against the deep navy blue walls.  Lighting and pattern (such as the Ikat scatter cushion) helps prevent this colour scheme from being to overbearing.

Blue Walls Velvet Sofa

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Indulgent Velvet

Velvet is used a lot in this look to add drama and texture and is even used in places you wouldn’t normally expect it such as the mirror (which is barely noticeable against the inky walls).  The metallic touches on the chair and plant pot help add a little relief against the dark colours of the furniture and walls.

Abigail Ahern Pelican

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If you want to change the look of your home, a great place to start is your furniture.  By re-covering your sofa, chair or suite in a dramatic colour your furniture can be become the centrepiece of your room.  An easier way to choose the perfect colour for your home is to look at fabric swatches and see how the different colours work in your space.  To speak to an expert Home Design Consultant about your options contact Plumbs today.


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Trend Alert: Honeycomb Homeware

Inspired by the cool geometric structure of the bee hive, the honeycomb trend is creating a real buzz…  (Excuse the terrible pun!)

What’s the key to implementing this trend?

Repeating the simple hexagon pattern to create a pleasing yet organic design.  You can have real fun with this depending on the colours you choose: honeycomb in rich golds and copper colours will evoke a sense of glamour, while choosing accessories in black or white will create a modern architectural look.

When did the honeycomb pattern come in to fashion?

This versatile pattern has never really gone out of style - just think of the bold colours in traditional Moroccan interior design, or the monochrome tiles of the art deco period.  Honeycomb’s popularity today covers all aspects of interior design, from furniture to decorative accessories, so it will work in almost any style of home.

Take a look at my best picks for this sweet trend below…

HoneycombWhat do you think? How will you be incorporating this summery trend into your home? 



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