As our seasons change so does our decor – from cosy tartan patterns for those cold blustery winter nights to bright floral, crisp creations on a breezy summer’s day.

 Wouldn’t it be nice to be surrounded by colours and designs that fit comfortably

all year round?

Pantone believe this summer’s colour trend is moving towards the

‘softer side of the colour spectrum’.

Bright, eccentric colours are being outlawed and dimmed down with warmer, neutral colours taking centre stage.


Colours make us feel. Whites can give a cooling

sensation and warm oranges can make us want to just curl up and hibernate.

These ‘in-betweeny’ shades can be used anywhere and everywhere in your home over, and over again!

Sweetpea and Willows’ ‘Designers Guild’ range have mastered this gentle

balance of colour beautifully.

A plethora of blues, from cobalt to duck-egg are the prominent players in this summer’s on-trend spectrum.

Blue is great to work with, and easy.

It can be used instead of black and be paired perfectly with an array of colours and tones,

or, using a brighter cobalt shade, used as an accent colour to add character and

develop a room.

 Linear Geometric repeats can also be used to add length and detail to a room.

The on-point, lined-design is a repetitive performer in seasonal trends, very modern

and meticulous yet minimalist.

The floral design is the little black dress of the interior design world.

It’s a must have.

The summery subject however is not limited to a season.

The depth of tone and background shading adds warmth.

It’s an all-rounder and an all year-rounder!

Designers Guild Chinese Peony Fuchsia Cushion

Designers Guild Chinese Peony Fuchsia Cushion


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<p>Jacquie Dunton is blog post author at Sweetpea & Willow. She regularly posts about the latest news in the world of French furniture and in her spare time is busy working on sourcing the latest and greatest products for our website.</p>

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