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Interiors advice - Welcome spring with plenty of colour

PUBLISHED: 17:53 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:06 05 April 2013

Interiors advice - Welcome spring with plenty of colour

Interiors advice - Welcome spring with plenty of colour

Welcome spring with plenty of colour says Justine Kirkham, head of interior design at James Brindley, Harrogate

Welcome spring with plenty of colour says Justine Kirkham, head of interior design at James Brindley, Harrogate

Colour loving hearts will beat faster this spring with candy colours and retro shapes dominating products across the industry. The trend is to create vibrant interiors by injecting asymmetrical shapes and strong colour, embracing individualism and self-expression. My personal favourite colour-crush this season are blues, from the new Zoffany Teal through to the dark and dusky Basalt from Little Greene Paint Company.


Many people, tired of a neutral palette, are experimenting with colour together with shapes - stripes, triangles, zigzags - the shapes are as varied as the colours. There are lovely examples of the different shapes around in the new ZINC fabric collection from the Romo Group.


Be bold, brave and flamboyant with smaller items and soft furnishings. Blocks of colour contrasting with neutrals in a room will give you something to look at instead of everything blending together. Splash out with some digitally printed canvases, retro style cushions, graphic rugs and brightly coloured throws.

Use graphic patterns on a new curtain fabric and a scattering of cushions to update an interior with decorating. Orla Kiely is the epitome of retro styling, with her famous striking designs inspired by nature with fresh organic colours, available on wallpapers, cushions and mugs.

New life and nature is also a big trend this season, making its presence felt through shapes and colours, but also heavily through natural and reconditioned materials in furniture design. British furniture company, John Sankey, uses solid sustainable woods and our new range of Yorkshire-made furniture features natural woods, taking the beauty and endurance of traditional craftsmanship and updating it for modern living.

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