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3 Summer Colour Schemes for Your Living Room

There’s no doubt that the living room is one of our favourite spaces to switch up and make adjustments to from season-to-season. When it comes to quick updates, following the latest trends that can be transferred into your home is a great way to find boundless amounts of inspiration and subsequently keep your space feeling summery and stylish.

Key looks for the warmer weather often incorporate a refreshing burst of colour through bold and vibrant palettes as well as those that offer a more subtle, pared-back aesthetic. As this year is no exception, we’ve picked three themes that will help to transform any room in an instant – no matter its size, shape or style.

Colour Pop

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Adding bold pops of colour is a great way to brighten up an entire room with ease. Be as experimental as you feel comfortable with; we always recommend playing around with colour through moodboards and samples before you make any final decisions.

With this sunny and upbeat theme, bold primary hues like red and green will work best but you can also consider toning down these statement shades with complimentary pastel palettes. Don’t forget that bright colours can still feel sophisticated in the living room when used correctly; always be sure to consider adding a dose of luxury to your look through lavish accessories such as rugs, cushions and lightweight throws to soften its lively edge.

Coastal Cool

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A cool, coastal theme is the perfect antidote during summer months so that, even if your miles away from a beach, you will still fuel your appetite for the Mediterranean by reminding you of warm sands, crashing ocean waves, and the sea breeze.

This scheme is all about adding in different shades of blue and combining these with grey or white to help bring out undertones. From azure and cobalt to sky blue and sapphire, there’s an array of blue hues available across home buys whether it be paints and wallpapers, upholstery furniture, wall art or decorative accessories. For a tropical touch in your updated space, include a few copper accents. This must-have metal’s orangey tone will add dimension to your scheme for a modern yet enduring contrast.

Sophisticated Pastels

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Pastels are a huge trend for spring and summer year in, year out. These sophisticated shades like muted lavender and lemon hues will bring a delightful addition of colour into the home without being too overbearing. Subdued shades that have come out on top this season include peachy pinks and baby blues which reflect Pantone’s Colours of the Year: Rose Quartz, a warmer embracing rose tone, and Serenity, a cooler tranquil blue.

Try adding pretty pastels through a large piece of furniture like an upholstered sofa, armchair or even footstool for a stylish statement. A plain fabric will work best for a sofa, whilst smaller items lend themselves perfectly to bolder patterns and elegant prints. Each option can be dressed with different textiles to change their look as you head into each new season.

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