How to lift the gloom with vibrant colours

We’re delving into colour psychology to uncover which hues and tones work best in your homes. Whilst it’s understandably subjective (different colours mean to different people), it’s a given that warmer colours make us feel, well, warmer. So if you’ve got a case of the blues it might be your home’s colour palette that’s keeping you down. 

“In my mind, I see all of my passionate memories in bright, burning Red.” (Taylor Swift)

Taylor’s right that red’s a colour of passion and intensity. Nothing evokes that like desert heat, embodied in our Casablanca Hand Cut Crystal Glasses. That fiery motif extends to tablecloths (not literally, thankfully) with the red Bossa Nova Tablecloth, giving that passionate touch to your table. Or perhaps you’re looking to serve something special on something special: with a jewel of a tray, a very berry-looking piece to give a fruity feel to your sideboard.

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Bossa Nova Tablecloth - Red £115.00 From £92.00
Italians Do It Better Glass Tray - Red £75.00 £50.00
Cardella Marquetry Frame 6x4" £34.00

“How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.” (Vincent van Gogh)

The bright touch that has enraptured artists from Aristotle to Coldplay, yellow has the touch of sunshinethat gives us a lift. See an example of the energy from something like our Marigold tablecloth, encapsulating the enchantment of a wild field. That vibrancy is found in the burst of citrus, presented through a basket of lemons. Or the buzz you get from a bumblebee’s bright jacket. Yellow doesn’t have to be mellow, but it’s certainly never dour.

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My Favourite Marigold Tablecloth £115.00 £92.00
Bulgarian Pottery Yellow Jug £84.00 £58.80
Handmade Rug Jute 80x160 cm to 160 x 230 cm From £54.50
yellow and brown
blue and brown
Available in 4 colors

“Orange is a color of liberation, from the pains of hurtful love and inner insecurities. To channel orange is to truly be free, to be you.” (Frank Ocean)

Orange represents confidence - it’s bold. It’s a lunch date you’re hoping becomes something more, with home-cooked meals served on hand-crafted pieces. It’s parties without an end in sight, serving with this bowl to impress the guests. It’s a perfect piece that feels like sunrise and sunset. 

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Simply Stunning Indoor Planter Pot £30.00
Available in 3 colors

What can we say - we know grey days can leave you feeling blue. But the right touch of the right tone can turn your home into a mood-boosting paradise. If you’re curious about colour, we’ve got you covered - see how it’s used in eight kitchen ideas we love or by a master artist like Yayoi Kusama. 

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