Deck your home out in gorgeous gem-like hues. Move over pale and interesting – make way for jewel decadence…
Pastel and pale are experiencing a high in décor right now, but word on the street is that 2017 will see us in the thrall of jewel tones. From citrine and amethyst to emerald, sapphire, ruby and more, these shades have a passionate intensity you’ll adore.
Jewel tones exude elegance. With autumn knocking at the door, the landscape will start to celebrate their lush vibrancy more and more. These tones are perfect for piquing the palette of your winter interiors. Why not get in early and deck out your home with their luxuriance?
Faced with the austerity of winter, we’re splurging. We’re injecting a touch of splendor to our homes. Everybody needs a little magnificence!
We’re loving these hues.
MORE IS MORE
Jewel tones add decadence to your interiors, whether your style is classic, minimalist or bohemian. High in saturation, these hues excel in juxtaposition. These opulent colours are well expressed in your cushions and throws, your lampshades and your vases and décor accents.
Think about working in multiple colours in your vignettes for dramatic effect. Or work in bold block colours with geometric textured prints.
These tones work well in reference to one another. They tend to overpower more neutral hues. So if you’ve got a more subdued scheme, add in more than one jewel tone together. Say two or three cushions on your sofa. Or a throw that works with your rug.
Empera Bushnell Modern Rug, available online at Zanui.
By matching like with like, you’ll ensure your aesthetic looks balanced. Soft lighting brings these hues up best. Think golden warm tones.
If you’re opting for a wealth of cushions in this dynamic palette, consider introducing cushions and throws in textured damasks or knit fabrics for depth and visual interest.
Play with faux fur in block colours (rather than prints) for a plush look.
INTRODUCE A LITTLE HISTORY
Consider working in some upcycled furniture – adding a few vintage pieces into your interiors works well in contrast with these rich colours.
If your wallet’s not going to stretch for an upcycled boat timber dining table, think about adding in small quirky accents instead. Leather bound volumes. Old records. Antique textiles. A lamp your nan would be proud of…
PREFER A LIGHTER TOUCH?
Opt for a smattering of softer fabrics and wools, mohair, and silks with the same tonal strength and add a sense of nostalgia and romance to your interiors. This will take the heaviness out of the aesthetic.
Or add these colours in one striking piece of wall art…
This look begs a little perfumed accompaniment. We adore the Palm Beach Collection of candles and fragrance diffusers.