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Round Up: Deep Ochre

I have always been big into earthy tones. These tones are typically ones that have been created originally from clay earth pigments like ochre, umber and sienna. These are colours that can appear slightly ‘burnt’ and can help to warm up any interiors scheme. I always think of arid locations like the desert and textures like the sand, stone, dried clay, herbs and spices and even places like African and Middle Eastern market places and ancient art and drawings.

The first image above is the amazing new sofa from Out There Interiors and and has a real navaho feel to the room with raw materials like the exposed plaster you see. Dulux helped to cement the trend by releasing ‘Cherished gold’ as their colour of the year for 2016 as you can see from the kitchen image above.

I think using ochre in a velvet fabric makes for an amazing focal point on your room as you just can’t help but touch it- it looks like gold!

Try mixing Ochre (or mustard or golden yellow) with soft pinks, greys, light turquoise/blues and pale plaster. Heaven!


Top to bottom: Sujata Retro Couch, Out There Interiors |  Cherished gold paint (on kitchen splash back), Dulux | Circus velvet pouffe by Normann Copenhagen at Smallable | Betsy armchair, Soho Home | Velvet throws and cushions on Louis bed, all from Feather and Black | Hora wall art, Anthropologie | Carnival Oro tiles, Fired Earth | Encaustic Estremoz tile, Fired Earth.


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