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3 summer colours for your home

6c25b4317d524dcacc8f2ddb62a2c2ecI don’t know about you, but I always associate summer with light, bright and, yes, white interiors. But summery interiors don’t have to be all-white. We suggest three very tempting alternatives.

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You know my deep abiding love for all things navy. (Which is odd, considering I had to wear the most unflattering navy uniform known to girlkind from the age of 11 to 16.) And yet I’ve never considered it for walls before. Alex’s new home has a small, snug-like room which she plans to paint a deep, rich hue. Perhaps she could be tempted to try navy?…






Empire lampshade in deep sea, £40, Pooky; Navy rug, from £158.99, Wayfair; Plaid throw, now £43.95, Anthropologie

Lemon Yellow

3b674b277fe296698d803bbcb211c6ffBright, bold, brilliant, and an unashamed statement of intent. (Of what? Determination to be happy, perhaps.)

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Tolix chair from £48.99, MDM Furniture; Dibbern cup and saucer, £39.95, Liberty; Tweedmill wool throw, £38, Hurn & Hurn


ee7e8ee70d39a9285e1306a606043fe0I defy you to find anything more cheerful than a shot of fuchsia pink. It’s an instant jolt of brightness for your eye and your mood. And note that it works brilliantly with grey. (I have a bright pink pom pom cushion on my new dark grey sofa – I am leaning against it as I type.)

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Pom pom cushion, £58, Bluebell Grey at Amara; Pink cushion, £3.99, Zara Home; Gertie sofa in fuchsia plush velvet, £1545, Loa

Images: Swoonworthy, Lonny, Sheerluxe, Apartment  Therapy; Domaine Home, Henry Bourne for The New York Times

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