Best of winter blues: shades for cold weather

Dulux recently announced ‘Denim Drift’ as its colour of the year for 2017. Frosty in winter, blue skies in summer, this timeless and versatile tone is an ideal colour to transition from through the seasons. Here’s how to work moody blues in your home to help you weather the cold.

Go dark

blue roomLiving Room by Robert Mills Architects & Designers

Midnight blue, azure and cobalt are deeply saturated colours with an intensity that shapes a room. Be daring when using these colours, opting for floor to ceiling paintwork and complementarily dark-toned accessories. A dark interior is perfect for cold wintery evenings, making a room feel intimate and cosy.

Team with ochre

2Damien Russell for Homes & Gardens

Deep blues are a great match with golden ochre yellow. Taking the mustard-navy marriage a step up, go for rich golden shades for soft furnishings and accessories against dark lapis blue walls. Combine with dark woods and traditional patterns to complete this regal and dramatic look.

Blue velvet

1-velvet-sofa-newRoom designed for Red Edition

As well as traditional and timeless, moody blues have a contemporary edge. In soft velvet, a modern design sofa is ultra-chic, merging delicate elegance with streamlined style.


1-living-room-detailImage via Bright Bazaar

Dark walls, rich colours, intricate details, Gothic features and traditional silhouettes: winter blues work perfectly with the Victoriana look. This is also a trend that’s hot on the catwalks for the upcoming seasons, with frills, high necks and chokers all around. This look permeates interiors trends with elaborate patterns and a rich palette.

Country style

1living-room-detailMark Scott for Country Homes & Interiors

For a warmer look, winter blues are a great ingredient within a country-style interior. Teamed with reds and cream, plus English-style sofas, checked blankets and a traditional fire, this look is confident as well as warming and wintery.

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