As I sit here at 55 latitude, I have to report that summer has definitely vanished. The shops are filling up with heavy textiles and the colour palettes are rapidly changing.
Sulphurous yellow is likely to be a key micro colour this winter. Used for details to lift a moody room, or on the catwalk to make fun of grown up tailoring, its presence even on very small areas will be felt.
Inky midnight blue is another colour I think we will see but this time on larger areas. Not a conventional navy, more a bruised navy heading towards off-black. A great backdrop for artwork and a colour that can easily add sophisticated drama to an interior. Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue fits the bill but if you are looking for less saturation, Paint & Paper Library’s Blue Blood is a stylish “easy on the eyes” blue. Little Greene’s Juniper Ash a hazy airforce blue-grey would be a softer choice while Valtti “St.Peter’s Boat” a powerful blue-black would create an interesting feature wall.
Put the two colours together and you have a great combination – perhaps it’s not so bad we are marching towards Autumn……