It might be cold and dark outside, but we’re determined to combat the January blues by adding splashes of vibrant colour to the home. From statement orange shades to cool, regal blues, these tropical tones are sure to transport you to far sunnier climes in an instant.
Nothing says luxury like velvet, which is why Sofa.com have launched a collection of 28 sumptuous velvets in dazzling jewel tones and accent colours. Guaranteed to raise your spirits and banish any seasonal sadness, take a seat on the Betty armchair covered in Sunshine cotton matt velvet (above right, £460). Also new for SS16, the Aissa two seat sofa bed in Marine brushed linen cotton (main image) is a fine example of how to do both beautiful and blue, while contrast orange cushions pack extra visual punch. (Find out more about Sofa.com’s fabrics here). We’re also rather taken with this orange and blue combo from Arlo & Jacob. Upholstered in vivid Paprika soft velvet, the Otway footstool (above, £280) looks spectacular against dark, moody blue walls and paired with a matching velvet cobalt cushion. Chose from over 100 fabrics, including leather and British wool, to find your perfect shade.Alternatively, get into the spirit of Rio carnival with the latest towel range from Christy. Woven from the finest Turkish cotton, colours include Lobster, Poolside, Zest and Very Berry, whose names alone are enough to bring a touch of exotic sunshine into your bathroom (Spectrum Towels from £2.50 to £22).Tweet