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Is 2017’s Colour of the Year the one for you?

duluxcolouroftheyear2017-denimdriftI have no idea how trend-forecasters know these things, but know them they do, and thanks to the clever folk at Dulux, we now know that Denim Drift has been announced as 2017’s Colour of the Year. And it’s rather lovely, I must say. I know: I would say that as it has more than a hint of grey. But hark at that lovely smoky blue edge. Here are some blue hues you can get it into your home right now this minute, making you look so very previous. (Which is what some of the fashion team on the first magazine I ever worked on used to say when they meant ‘ahead of the curve’. At least, this is what I took it to mean…)

I have the sofa version of this chair (in a darker grey) and confirm that it is indeed glorious and perfect if your space is of more bijou proportions (it’s very slim).


Bingley loveseat in loch brushed cotton, £970,

johnlewisrenderCroft Collection Perth Armchair, £649, John Lewis


Wisteria table lamp, base, £150, shade, £75, Pooky

Okay, so this one is on the blue-er side, but it’s so pretty I had to share. I love Anthropologie for reasonably-priced statement tableware to mix in with the day-to-day (I bought Alex some for her birthday this year).

a7544083510874_040_bCalabria side plate, £6.95, Anthropologie

Ditto on mixing plain glasses with something coloured. (Thanks to my sister-in-law and brother for this idea: they gave me wine glasses which are both pleasingly shaped and small (I am not a big drinker…) and have green stems.)

c39104138_040_b11Petal glassware, from £12-£16,  Anthropologie


Cushion cover, £6.99, H&M

Main images via Dulux




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