Dark hues appear softer and less intimidating when presented on velvet fabrics, such as in this collection of velvet-upholstered chairs and sofas from French brand Maisons Du Monde.
With the erratic weather we have been experiencing of late, it seems the world is finally recognising the existence of global warming and the negative effects it can have on our lives. As a result of this growing awareness, people are embracing the idea of “going green” in every sense of the term, from cutting down on plastic waste, to adding more greenery to living spaces. However, the preferred shade of green as we head towards the last quarter of the year is tending towards a darker hue mixed with a hint of blue, resulting in a rich and luscious teal. This sumptuous-looking colour makes for a great wall colour if you are looking to let your accessories and furniture stand out. It evokes a cosy and somewhat decadent feel without the overpowering presence that comes with other rich hues, like mauve or magenta.
Colour of the month
Colour Specialist, Haven Lifestyle
The expert says
“Teal is a popular colour among homeowners because it suits those who like either green or blue. It looks good on the walls or when used on soft furnishings, curtains or upholstery. Teal also looks good in pictures, which means you can always get great shots of interiors featuring a teal background. Instead of combining it with complementary colours, I’d go with contrasting ones for a lively and energetic feel.”
PHOTO NACHO URIBESALAZAR AND CASA DECOR