Who knew a colour clash could create such a tranquil, relaxing vibe? The serenity of teal contrasts with the warmth of russet for a look that’s cosy in the living room and restful in the bedroom.
The russets can range from welcoming terracotta to vibrant red, while the teals go from aqua through to a rich navy. The trick is to allow the hues work together – a russet toned accent chair pops against a teal wall while a bold teal rug complements a vibrant orange-red bedspread.
Be bold, use colour in one solid block such as a door or an accent wall. Then introduce the opposing colour, or a neutral shade, in occasional furniture and accessories. The Ercol Butterfly chair in teal, for example, navy cushions, or a geometric rug in a gorgeous russet hue.
To add depth and interest, play with different materials and textures. A silky rug, a lamp with a textured ceramic base or a vase with a glint of copper. Warm things up with a velvet sofa or velvet armchair in a lounge, and piles of teal cushions or a luxurious quilted silk throw in a bedroom.
Rich russets, bold teals, navy.
Beautifully creased natural linens, glazed ceramics, luxurious velvets and quilted silk throws.