Say goodbye to grey as 2015 welcomes a new interest in bold colours, sophisticated metallics and interesting textures.

Following our recent obsession with grey walls, strong inky blue hues are trending for 2015.

We’re playing with painting above coving and cornicing to create the illusion of higher ceilings and in really small spaces we’re even painting the ceiling in the same shade to create the illusion of height.

Painting picture and mirror frames in the same colour as the wall makes the images pop out. It’s a simple, clever way to show you’re interior style savvy.

Although brass and gold are starting to creep in to homes, many designers are still focussing on copper.

Combining the patina of copper with inky blue is a winner, especially while it’s still cold outside.

Adding luxury, textured materials such as sheepskin or velvet gives the metal a cosy feel – try cushion covers or layered throws, which can be put away for spring/summer.

There’s also an emphasis on combining different woods, especially in kitchens and furniture.

Check out Prudence Ivey’s full article here, featuring the NW3 Showroom
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