Browsing through Houzz stories lately I started realising that homeowners are getting more confident using colour. What has helped a lot is that furniture companies have picked up on this early and now most advertisements show their key pieces in jewel-like colours, rich leathers and even patterned velvets. So this week I am exploring CAMERICH's new season palettes for the living room as well as materials to use around busier homes.
New season palettes
Pink Blush is having a moment (check it out in my bedroom here and here). It is a great colour to use on large pieces (sofas and armchairs or even headboards). It will not try to overpower other colours and will add a touch of luxury in your living room when combined with metal surfaces - like copper and brass.
CAMERICH's new fabrics and sofas come in Blossom - a beautiful dusty pink - which you can combine with Dulux's Colour of the Year "Denim Drift". For added drama, pair it with burgundy shades (John Lewis will be launching a new line of bucle cushions in February, and burgundy/rose is included).
Above: Combine Camerich's AMOR angled sofa in 'Blossom' with Parma Grey on your walls, for a soft look. Add accent tables in black (like the HARMON side table shown, right) to make the look feel masculine; or a couple of marble top coffee tables in different heights like the HANNA for a more feminine look.
Colour palette (above, left to right): Lagoon, Blossom, Cranberry (fabrics) and Carmine (leather), all Camerich.
Made for busy households
Pink blush is a great colour if you have kids around the house. At some point, want it or not, little fingers will be dirty and on a cream sofa this is likely to show immediately, especially on the armrests. Not so much on a lightly pink cover though. In addition, with the Camerich AMOR sofa you don't have to plump up your cushions every so often. So an altogether great choice for busy households.
Above top right: the NOBLE lounge chair by Camerich is modern, stylish and comfortable. Use in a corner on its own or pair them in complimentary colours. I personally love the contrast between Blossom (middle) and Black (right).
Did you know? All Camerich modern sofas are designed with clever removable covers. Removal is easy and allows you to have your sofa cover thoroughly dry cleaned whenever you feel the need. They also offer spare covers should yours suffer irreparable damage, or you simply require a different colour, pattern or texture. For me, this is a great a big seller.
Above right: The ELAN straight sofa will work well with the watercolour rug from West Elm which has dark grey diamonds against a cream, blue and pink background. Below: The Crescent sofa also in Blossom is perfect for stretches!
For sophisticated interiors
Want to add more colour? I have one more palette for you to try at home. If you want to add statement pieces and keep the look contemporary, try to replicate the look by Cherie Lee Interiors below (from a recent project in a Chelsea garden flat, photos by Ray Main). This is an excellent example of making every inch in a room work for you. Which is especially crucial when your home is in Chelsea where every cm counts!
Photo: Cherie Lee Interiors
Steal the look: A cluster pendant light echoes the colour of the theme wall (try Dwell's 10 light cluster pendant). A couple of recesses create space for displaying items (on a console table) and for a home office. A touch of tribal trend is added with the Watercolour Trellis Wool Shag Rug in Blue Teal from West Elm (244x305cm, £849), leather stools and ethnic floor cushions.
Use Shadow White (C) by Farrow & Ball as your main wall colour and add Mouse's Back (D),also from F&B, on your accent wall. Use different textures to add depth and warm up the space like leather in Apricot (A) and cushions in 'Earth' (B), both from Camerich.
Photo left, top right and low right: Ray Main for Cherie Lee Interiors
Fabrics (A,B,C,D) all by Camerich
Leather is easy to maintain, and it looks great bridging the space between traditional and contemporary settings. I love the trio of convex mirrors used here (try these from NotontheHighStreet.com) which is veering towards traditional and how beautifully it works with the hairpin stools, the nest of tables and the sofa that have a mid-century style.
This room is meant to entertain and keep you relaxed - the television does not take centre stage - and I can imagine how cosy it will feel on a moody rainy day with the fireplace lit.
Camerich is a global furniture brand that is a favourite of interior designers. It is however open to the general public meaning you can buy direct from any of their showrooms and online. At the heart of what they do is an emphasis on making top quality, stylish modern furniture that is affordable. Have a look at my previous post with Camerich, showcasing how to achieve Townhouse chic style interiors.
Collaborative post - all opinions my own