Rich and sumptuous with a touch of luxe living, jewel tones are back although they rarely if ever, fall completely out of favour. Our love affair with the deeper side of the spectrum is growing, with darker colours in interiors prevailing and a requirement to play off those palettes with powerful shades that create a spell-binding look that few can resist.
Inspired by history, folklore and myths alike, jewel colours can create an elegance in even the simplest of spaces, adding a bolt of colour when it stands on its own or combined with others in the same family.
If you’re ready to give your home a bit of the royal treatment, take inspiration from our favourite ways to use jewel tones in your interiors.
With Pantone announcing ‘Greenery’ as their Colour of the Year, there is little doubt we’ll be welcoming every shade of green into our home, including the gorgeous emerald.
Mix it with natural materials like wood and white linen to bring the outdoors in or use it in a paler shade for a subtle pop of colour against grey and silver.
Purple is all grown up when it comes in its deepest form of amethyst. The stunning richness of the colour can add a pop of drama to a dark wall.
You can also consider combining amethyst with other bold hues like mustard yellow and deep jade for a regal touch.
The deepest shades of blue like indigo and navy were a huge trend in 2016 and their popularity doesn’t seem to be waning for 2017. Consider navy as a rich contrast against a vintage claret red rug and mid-century furniture for modern bohemian style.
For a cool and calm space, consider combining it with lavender and pink accents in a mix of prints and patterns. Bring in accents in warm metals for an on-trend look.
This gorgeous dark blue-green is the perfect shade to mix with vintage vibes. In a period property, consider teal for your living room and combine with dark wood tones and bare floorboards for a charming combination that gives a bit of wow-factor.
In the bedroom, mix with textural accents and layered patterns for a luxe finish and a perfect mix of his-and-hers style.
It may not be the first colour you consider painting your walls but a deep berry red could make the perfect backdrop to your décor. Mix it with a deep chocolate brown to bring out the deepest shadows in this shade and add a pop of colour from the opposite side of the spectrum in a rich shade of green.
If you’d like to simply dip your feet into this beautiful hue, consider it in velvet in a smaller cocktail chair. Against white walls, we’re reminded of fairy tales of red lips and snow white skin.
Kimberly Duran is an award-winning Interior Design blogger who chronicles her decorating journey in her blog, Swoon Worthy. Her style is unashamedly eclectic, bohemian and glamorous and when she’s not helplessly drooling over design websites and adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects, stalk eBay for bargains, take Instagram pictures of her cats and invest time in her on-going love affair with gold spray paint.