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Royal (baby) Blue

Royal (baby) Blue

There are some things that unite all Brits – talking about the weather, moaning about politicians and the excitement of a new royal baby. Whilst the official due date might be a secret, we’ve been keeping ourselves busy obsessing over royal blue. Boy or girl, this is a shade that doesn’t need overdressing and has a natural formality. It oozes personality and with a little knowhow it can lend an understated luxury to your interior.

We admit, it’s a vibrant colour, but each time Kate Middleton pulls it off in yet another great outfit we think of more ways to fit it into our home. In this case it proved inspirational for our design team on a recent living room project shown above.

For hot summer brights, style it with tangerine orange for a sensational zing. It’s easy to warm up cool, north-facing rooms with this Moroccan influence. Brought together they create a distinct statement that’s about contrast, not clash.

If you’re not quite feeling the tropical vibe yet then don’t worry, it can be used to suggest tranquillity and contemplation. Perfect for a study, teamed with cool neutrals it appears soft and ethereal. Unadorned it takes on a deep, sky tone and we think the folk art trend is a great way to introduce it. Avoid using it in kitchens however, as studies have shown it can supress appetite!

Keep your eyes peeled if this ethnic, tribal influence has got you thinking – we’re launching the brand new Artisan collection from GP & J Baker very soon, which is bursting with ancient hand block prints and decorative indigo patterns!

We’ll leave you with an insider tip straight from the designers… for garden-inspired freshness pair royal blue with sour green. It’s clean, smart and works with anything from florals to stripes so you can really make this trend your own..

Posted by: Susie Cochrane Tagged as: Trends,What's New