Colours

image How to choose neutral colours for your home

Farrow & Ball’s neutral shades can completely transform how your home looks and feels. Here’s how to make them work for you

Painted wooden screen and table in neutral colours How to decorate with neutral shades

Pale colours can be a challenge to get right. Here’s how to make them work harder at home


image 8 ways to embrace colour and pattern

We’re here to say, don’t be afraid to be bold


image Green and grey was the colour palette of Milan Design Week

Salone del Mobile, a celebration of global design, is giving the city’s fashion week a run for its money


image The making of a colour trend

How does a particular shade become a seasonal standout in the world of interiors? Christobel Hastings investigates

Detail of the red hallway, seen previously in this home in Copenhagen. Dark colours always make wonderful backdrops for artwork. It also makes what could have been a real Cinderella space, into something marvellous. Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang. How to decorate with Chinese Red

Every successful home scheme needs an accent colour, and Chinese Red is a timeless top pick



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Luxe linens from Italian bedware supremos Society Limonta, perfectly offset by a wall of green; Benjamin Moore’s “Deep Sea Green” paint is a good match. How to decorate with Fir Green

Not just for Christmas, deep, dark fir green works with many other complementary colours

Pops of terracotta can work well to add warmth, here a wall painted in “Red Earth” by Farrow & Ball is beautifully balanced by grey, pale pink and natural woods. The pendant light is by Oliver Schick for Gubi, from £186; the sculptural pots on the shelf are by Benjamin Hubert, from £45 each. And the pale pink throw on the white oak chair (from &Tradition, £329, Nest) is from Society Limonata, and the rust coloured throw is from Missoni Home, £244 from Amara. Styling: Tina Hellberg; Photographer: Magnus Anesund. How to decorate with Terracotta

How to decorate with colour: Terracotta


Living room with teal wall, sofa, daybed and accessories How to decorate with Teal Blue

This rich enveloping shade embodies depth and warmth; perfect qualities for any home


White Bedroom: Cover House July 2017: Mallorca How to decorate with Pure White

The go-to classic, Pure White can lend a calm sense of solace to any room


‘Cool Britannia’ Styling Suzanne Stankus, Photo by Damian Russell. First featured in the October 2017 “British” issue of ELLE Decoration How to decorate with Hazelnut Brown

This natural shade is the continuous workhorse of the home, adding warmth

image How to decorate with Dove Grey

How to use the contemporary homes neutral Dove Grey



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Pastels shoot, first featured in the May 2017 “New Pretty” edition of ELLE Decoration. Styling Louisa Grey; Photography Jake Curtis How to decorate with Pastel Blue

The best Pale Blue recalls a pastel shade that was intensely popular in the 1950s

The Tripp Trapp children’s chair from Stokke. How to decorate with Lemon Yellow

A wash of sunshine, Lemon Yellow can brighten any room