The biggest colour trend for 2015 has without a doubt been blue. Every shade, from cobalt through to cornflower, from indigo to azure, has adorned the catwalk and interior showroom alike. It really is the ideal colour to bring your home into summer with its connotations of clear Mediterranean skies and glistening turquoise waters. The high street stores are crammed full of an almost overwhelming choice of blue beauties for your home, but with a little background knowhow you can become wise to the best buys out there. One of the oldest and cleverest little tricks high street retailers have is to offer designer looks at competitive prices, so here’s a round up of some blue homewares you can find whether you’re on a spending splurge or an unbudging budget.
1. An easy and economical way to introduce blue into your home’s scheme is with glassware. These tumblers are the ideal size for a cool G&T on a summer’s evening and they would look fabulous against an all-white table setting.
2. Few things bring the look of a room more bang up to date than a statement light fitting. The budget glass ceiling light in particular is an absolute steal, yet completely nails the designer look.
3. For a summery seaside feel, check out these fishy friends to drink your morning cuppa from. There are lots of other pieces available in both these tableware ranges so why not build up a collection to bring out and use each summer? These designs will be pretty timeless.
4. A blue and white chevron striped rug will add instant freshness to a room, perfect for a bright welcome in a hallway or on a tiled sunroom floor. A modern alternative to a navy & white breton stripe. I have to admit, I adore the Laren rug with its denim mix…
5. You can never have too many cushions and they are a brilliant way of adding a fashionable twist to your overall look without spending a fortune. With a nod to this year’s ever-present nautical theme, these cosy knitted numbers feature a quirky anchor motif and would dress up a sofa or bed equally.
6. Blue is fast becoming the new grey for walls this year and one of I think the loveliest shades available is Farrow & Ball’s Stone Blue. B&Q have a prestige range of paints, Craig & Rose, which includes a similar shade at a lower price tag yet with the same quality chalky finish. It would look beautiful in a contemporary handpainted kitchen or in a living room with accents of teak. I love this colour – it’s so restful isn’t it?
How will you bring blue into your home this year? Do you love to indulge in one statement piece or pick up lots of irresistible bargains???