Umber tones are huge this season, with soft blush shades, rich earthy colours and signature copper features dominating interiors. It’s no mere coincidence that this year’s Dulux colour for 2015 is ‘Copper Blush’.

This once faux pas palette is taking the design world by storm everywhere from fashion to interiors, but fear not…the new earth tones are a far cry from the browns of old whose only lonely friend was a yawn worthy symphony of beige. The new umbers embrace rich russets, rusts and sorrels inspired by the ever desirable copper aesthetic. Lending themselves perfectly to visual friendships with complimenting warm tones, they work just as well with fresh blues and a multitude of vibrant hues, managing to miraculously create a look both warm and luxurious with a hint of vigour and excitement. Think… a cool refreshing breeze with an undertone of basking sunset warmth.

These versatile shades and materials create snug, cosy interiors through the winter, yet when the sun emerges from its endless hibernation and the windows are thrown wide, it takes just a hint of sunshine to transform gleaming copper features and shades into a Mediterranean idyll.

Whether it be a nature inspired immersion in forest greens with earthy patinated copper features, sunset warmth of polished copper against an Aegean blue, or a gentle palette of natural materials, metals and bare wood, the fact is that copper and its gloriously rich inspired tones are at the top of the style tree.

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