Deck your home out in gorgeous gem-like hues. Move over pale and interesting – make way for jewel decadence…

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From L to R: Rapee Batch Cushion, Kas Soma Cushion, j.elliot HOME Hampton Linen Cushion, and Kas Lobster Square Cushion, available online at Zanui.

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.

JT - Iniko Clifford Teal 2 Seater Sofa
Iniko Clifford Teal 2 Seater Sofa, available online at Zanui.

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?

JT - Linen House Willow Quilt Cover Set
Linen House Willow Quilt Cover Set, available online at Zanui.

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.

JT - Empera Dixons Modern Rug
Empera Dixons Modern Rug, available online at Zanui.


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.

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From L to R: Bambury Mongolian Lambswool Floor Cushion, Kas Gravis Breakfast Cushion, and Bambury Campbell Square Cushion, available online at Zanui.

Think about working in multiple colours in your vignettes for dramatic effect. Or work in bold block colours with geometric textured prints.

JT - Rapee Tetris Cushion
The Rapee collection featuring the Tetris Cushion, Element Cushion, Asteroid Cushion, and Luna Cushion, available online at Zanui.


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.

JT - Empera Bushnell Modern 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.

JT - Rapee Space Cushion Turquoise
The Rapee collection featuring the Space CushionElement CushionVito Cushion, and Luna Cushion, available online at Zanui.

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.

JTp - One Duck Two Jute Border Linen CushionJTp - Bambury Chinchilla Faux Fur CushionJTp - j.elliot HOME Mornington CushionJTp - Bambury Kodiak Faux Fur Cushion
From L to R: One Duck Two Jute Border Linen Cushion, Bambury Chinchilla Faux Fur Cushion, j.elliot HOME Mornington Cushion, and Bambury Kodiak Faux Fur Cushion, available online at Zanui.

Play with faux fur in block colours (rather than prints) for a plush look.

JT - Hoxton Art Los Feliz Canvas Print
Hoxton Art Los Feliz Canvas Print, available online at Zanui.


Consider working in some upcycled furniture – adding a few vintage pieces into your interiors works well in contrast with these rich colours.

Zanui Otto Blue Grey Sofa featuring Kas Soma Cushion, j.elliot HOME Sorrento Cushion and Escape to Paradise cushions, available online at Zanui.

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…

JT - Hoxton Art Newton's Quarters Reds Canvas
Hoxton Art Newton’s Quarters Greens Canvas and Newton’s Quarters Reds Canvas, available online at Zanui.


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

JT - ATE Moss Stitch Cushion
Aura by Tracie Ellis Kolmio Quilt Cover with Moss Stitch Cushion and Double Dip Throw, available online at Zanui.


This look begs a little perfumed accompaniment. We adore the Palm Beach Collection of candles and fragrance diffusers.


Yellow Topaz + Citrine Tones: Strident Sunny Hues

JT - Hoxton Art Rise and Shine Canvas Print
Hoxton Art Rise and Shine Canvas Print, available online at Zanui.

Teal Blue, Peacock + Turquoise: High-vibe + Handsome

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BlueBellGray Prussian Designer Rug, available online at Zanui.

Amethyst + Fuschia: Regal + Lavish

JT - Hoxton Art Purple Rain Canvas Print
Hoxton Art Purple Rain Canvas Print, available online at Zanui.

Sapphire: Moody Elegance

JT - Hoxton At One Canvas Print
Hoxton Art At One Canvas Print, available online at Zanui.

Ruby + Coral-Red: Energising + Sensuous

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The j.elliot HOME homewares collection featuring the Gabriel Reversible Cushion in red, Hampton Linen Cushion, and Chevron Jute Rug, available online at Zanui.

Emerald + Jadeite Hues: Lush Iridescence

JT - Linen House Willow Quilt Cover Set Emerald
Linen House Willow Quilt Cover in emerald, available online at Zanui.

Kay is a feature, blog and copywriter. She collects empty jam jars, academic degrees and tawdry dreams in the hopes of turning them into something useful someday. Her work has been published in ACP magazines, ABC fiction, Overland, Brittle Star, Seizure, trade publications and online forums. Her creative writing has won several awards.