Purple rain

purple and white sitting room

With the vogue for vintage and fabulous jewel colours, purple has enjoyed something of a renaissance both in fashion and interiors, which closely follow each other in terms of trends. The interior above uses a similar shade to this gorgeous dress by my favourite London fashion designer, Ducie. You can find Ducie’s clothes on Asos among others.


Purple is a very opulent colour, which can be striking on its own as well as looking beautiful as an accent colour in a scheme. Depending on the shade that is used, it can be bold, elegant or romantic. Purple or lilac make gorgeous accent colours against grey or neutral schemes, adding a shot of glamour.


purple with neutrals

Singing the blues

bird cage with blue


Pale, icy blues have to be one of my favourite colours in the home. They are so calm and relaxed, elegant and fresh. Blues can be very cool so are helpful if you have a very sunny or warm room that needs cooling down, but they can be tempered by the use of a shot of warm colour as a highlight. I find this image very elegant and romantic – the different textures and shades work in perfect harmony. I love this shade of blue with dove grey.


fireplace in retro-blue


The walls in this image are painted a much more turqoise, green shade of blue. The effect of this is to make it feel much warmer while the bright candlesticks bring the look to life.

Turqoise and white

turqoise and white

I love the use of turquoise in this room, the shot of colour completely makes the scheme. The designer has covered vintage chairs in bright turqoise fabric and the effect is to really lift what would otherwise be quite a dull, neutral (if very pretty) palette.