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Yellows, greens and a fresh feel are the traditional looks for spring, and the new trend for big bold leaf patterns reflects this perfectly. It’s about making a statement, and the bigger the print the better. Murals provide the perfect way to try out the look, taking over a wall with a dramatic print. If you want to acknowledge the trend with little effort, then gargantuan houseplants with textured or patterned leaves are the order of the day, contrasting them against a pale pink throw for the sofa.

Take inspiration from Mother Nature with organic shapes and textures. A hand-woven rope chair adds interest to a bland corner. Marble surfaces bring texture and movement to a room – Habitat’s collection includes lighting and tabletops. Green marble can be particularly stunning.

Combining materials such as marble with metal is bang on trend – add brass for another key look, this season’s metallic of choice.

Pastels are big news this season, with shades of pale pink, green and lavender. Combine them with a muted brown or grey for a look that is contemporary not twee.


CREATIVE WITH COLOUR
Saffron Hare, creative director at James Hare, talks us through this season’s shades

ORANGE
“Orange is a vibrant, energising colour, which sets you up for the day. Put it somewhere where you need energy. Red, particularly terracotta, is also very prevalent in interiors this season.”

BLUES, TURQUOISE AND AQUA
“Turquoise is an interesting colour as it is bright and vibrant but also an extension of aqua marine, so associated with the sea and with calm. Turquoise is a great shade for someone venturing into colour for the first time. Blues as a whole are here to stay.”

BLUSH PINK
“Blush pink is so right now! From stronger shades it has moved to this subtle soft tone, which is beautiful and works as a toning colour especially with grey or hints of green and is one of the season’s New Neutrals.”

PURPLE
“Ultra Violet is Pantone Colour of the Year 2018. Purple makes people relax, which is why it is used in dining rooms or bars, where hotels want people to stay and spend money.”

YELLOW AND MUSTARDS
“The richness of yellow, particularly with a more mustard tone, is bright, jolly and invigorating in an interior and makes a space light and welcoming.”

GREEN
“Last year’s Pantone Colour of the Year was Greenery. Now we are seeing fresh, crisp tones inspired by mint or apples and they are a zingy and positive addition to the colour palette. Like the stronger blue shades, green works well in the new trend for ombré.” 

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