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Give your interiors a lift for a new season update

We’re heading into summer with a renewed sense of optimism, if the trend for cheery and colourful interiors is anything to go by. Our love for neutrals never wanes but there’s a real passion for working with colour right now, injecting personality into a space and helping to enhance your mood, whether it’s energising magenta or a calming green. Experiment with just a pop of colour with a new set of cushions, rugs or a kitchen accessory or embrace bold hues across entire rooms with tiles, wallpaper, flooring and cabinetry.

#1. Sunshine shades

Sunny yellow is always welcome, signalling warmer days ahead but, for 2023, try this happy colour as an earthier tone with turmeric or mustard. Meanwhile, pale lemon is trending with black accents. Yellow is particularly appealing in kitchens, creating a vibrant space that is both homespun yet contemporary.

Left: Sofas & Stuff. Right: London Tile Company.

#2. Brave magenta

Pantone’s Colour of the Year is Viva Magenta and it makes a bold statement in interiors. Go all out shocking pink and take it wall to wall or work it with darker burgundy to tone down the overall effect. Still too much? Reference magenta with plants and flowers or go more towards raspberry as your colour inspiration.

Left: KOKET. Right: Annie Sloan.

#3. Pistachio hues

Green has been popular for a while now but the darker forest shades are lightening up with sage and pistachio emerging as go-to colours. They are particularly good as we move into the lighter months, making a room welcoming and bright. Pair your greens with baby pinks for a spring-summer look that really pops.

Left: Waters Baths of Ashbourne. Right: Eichholtz.

#4. Shades of lilac

All power to this flower-inspired colour. It’s super-summery and versatile. Give it a thoroughly modern take such as purple flecked marble, whimsical details like fringes or feathers or simply reference it with a table setting. Digital Lavender is trend forecaster WGSN’s colour of 2023 and evokes a sense of calm. It can be subtle too with just a wash of colour, paired with a thoroughly modern grey. T

Left: Jonathan Adler. Right: Hyperion Tiles