Spring Blues from the Catwalk to Interiors

Private Property South Africa
Anne Roselt

Blue and white is a classic colour combination that never goes out of fashion. Durban fashion designer, Amanda Laird Cherry's Spring/Summer 2017 show at the recent Durban Fashion fair was a great example of this. The catwalk featured a range of beautiful blue and white combinations, perfect to welcome spring.

A blue and white colour scheme is always fresh and uplifting. Sky blues create a calming and relaxing atmosphere with the illusion of space, so they are ideal for small spaces. Deep blue is sophisticated and elegant - ideal for a living room. If you have trouble sleeping, deep blue helps relax the mind, so it’s a great colour to consider for the bedroom too.

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For more fashionable blues to use in your interiors take a look at the Kansai Plascon's 2018 Colour Forecast.

Create a contemporary minimalist scheme as shown here. This mid tone blue called Velvet Coast has a touch of pink in it which makes it slightly warmer than an icy blue. The look is softer and more friendly than stark white.

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Turquoise is invigorating and youthful.

Image: Plascon 2018 Colour ForecastImage: Plascon 2018 Colour Forecast

If you feel blue and white is too cool for you, then add some warmer accent colours. Reds, Pinks Oranges or yellows of a similar strength will balance the scheme.

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When looking for colour inspiration for your home, be sure to have a look at the colours you have in your wardrobe. They reveal a lot about your personal style, and just as you feel comfortable wearing these colours, you will feel comfortable being surrounded by these colours.

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