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Colour of the Month: Sun Orange

Orange and Grey for August

For August our colour of the month series focusses on the lively sun orange and cool summer greys.

The trick with incorporating this bright hue into your living space is to not let it become overwhelming. Treat it as a feature colour by using a cool grey base and working from there. The Dulux Once range from B&Q is perfect for a quick spruce up as it only requires one coat and will be fully dry within four hours. Consider shades like ‘Chic Shadow’ or for a lighter touch go for ‘Pearl Grey’. Another benefit to using such a neutral starting point is that it is future proof - as new trends come and go, you can quickly and easily update your room.

How much orange you choose to incorporate is up to you. If you want to make a statement, then go big with bright, sun orange furniture. Our featured chair from Next is perfect for adding both style and comfort, and the simple design of the Carter range enhances the bold colour without being overpowering.

If you want to update the room further, consider adding orange accents throughout. This framed print from John Lewis will add a sophisticated and artistic vibe to any space, as well as livening up the otherwise neutral colour palette.

Another way of accessorizing an orange accented room is to bring life into it. Incorporating big, leafy green plants into your space compliments and softens what could be a harsh contrast, and modernises the space - as well as being bang on trend this year.

As with any style, texture is key. Try to bring in a variety of materials - this will add depth and dimension to your space, and will make your room feel more like home. Consider a grey and orange rug from Habitat to add softness and bring the look together, or a metal framed bookcase for a more industrial feel.

To further accent your room and truly enhance the warmth of August’s colour of the month, turn to our Meribel fire. This stylish opti-myst electric stove is the perfect addition to your newly styled room - not only will it slot right in to the contemporary look with its sleek white body but is also an ideal investment as we begin to think about the cooler months ahead.

Don’t shy away from this vivid, lively colour – allow it to brighten up your life during these hot summer months and let it bring warmth to your family as the seasons change, the nights draw in and you’re ready to settle down in front of the fire.