I must apologise for the lack of content in my posts at the moment, the tax man is breathing down my neck and I am busy preparing my tax returns in time for the end of the month. Not too busy, I hasten to add, to stop reading emails and other blog posts, which brings me to the images that Farrow & Ball have posted, showing us their colour predictions for 2014.

Cooking Apple Green

Stiffkey Blue

purbeck Stone

Moles breath

No new colours and nothing too dramatic, which is the point they are making really. In times of uncertainty we are drawn to the colours of nature, the coast and rural landscapes, things which are constants in our life.

Named colour of the year by Dulux, Indigo, with its deep blue hue, adds a perfect, warm pop of colour to the back drop of whites and greys that are currently dominating interiors.

If you want to add a splash of indigo without changing your existing scheme too much, you could bring in hints of colour with ceramics, glass vases and fabrics.

Sibella Court, one of my favourite stylists, dedicates a whole chapter in her book,”etc” to indigo blues and shows how simple elements such as shells, twine and beads can be just enough colour to add a new dimension to an other wise monochromatic space.

Piles of books are always a simple way to add a hint of colour to any room

Shop the look

  1. Stiffkey Blue paint~Farrow & Ball
  2. Cylinder Bottle ~John Lewis
  3. Vase~John Lewis
  4. Selection of bedding~Habitat
  5. Anglepoise lamp~Attic
  6. Cotton Diamonds Rug~Zara Home
  7.  Kelby Cushion~Habitat
  8. Ektorp Sofa~Ikea