Sugar & Spice
As predicted Marsala is the big colour trend this year, with all our favourite fabric designers bringing out the spice tray to enrich our palette. Dusty reds, indulgent burgundy and paprika shades pepper the new collections whether you’re looking for something flamboyant or just a pinch of colour.
Designers Guild have a sumptuous array of rustic floral motifs in their new Caprifoglio collection, creating a painterly, fresco look using textural linen. Deep plum shades set against fresh petals provide scintillating contrast. North facing rooms love a deep, aubergine shade to make them cosy autumnal spaces and Zamba from Matthew Williamson's Cubana Weaves collection provides this in spoonfuls.
For traditional homes we love the tropical new designs from Nina Campbell, which fuse town house style with Indian flavours for a playful edge. The coral star motif in Solitaire is perfect for adorning cushions, with curried yellows that make them easy on the eye.
Nina Campbell's Pachinko is another feat of mini geometry in the Jacquet collection, with spicy orange in a smart zig zag. We’ve all got BBQ on the brain this summer, so why not indulge your taste buds with the annual Brisket Fest taking place in Camden this weekend? Get some colour inspiration for your sauce from Bargello Velvets – another stunning blend from Nina of chevrons and mouth-watering scarlet.
Ralph Lauren have seen the colder weather coming a mile off and offer up a chalet-full of warming, Navaho-inspired materials. Taking inspiration from his own ranch, RL gives us the all-American experience with checks, stripes and earthy hues straight from an alpine lodge. Maude Check's ikat pattern is our favourite fabric pick, with the rustic red working with the warmth of Ralph Lauren's sultry cinnamon palette.
See all of our favourite Marsala fabrics and wallpapers on our Pinterest page.