Summer colours, where have you been?


As we transition from spring to full blown summer season, many might be thinking about changing up their spaces with summer colours and trends. 

This season it's shifting towards cooler and softer colours. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times like variations of blues and soft pinks and yellows have been popping up too.

When it comes to decorating the home with the flair and cheerfulness of summer, nothing matches the tried and tested beach inspired styles. It is simple, easy to work with, and the style will work for you all year long with some minor tweaks. If you happen to live in the tropics, it becomes all the more easy to pull off. Combine your favourite colours with touches of blue, turquoise and coral to create a chic, soothing and bright setting with somehting like our Coastal linen collection.

Pastels has made a strong comeback. Borrowing from the world of glitz and glamour, it is time to throw some dreamy pastels around your home as well. When used right, pastels work well in the most neutral or even masculine settings, and you need not be bothered about giving the space too much of a feminine vibe. If candy pink seems way too sweet, opt for shades like minty green or shades of yellow that work well in rooms with themes ranging from modern to retro and midcentury.

As seen in Tuis | Home Magazine. Photos Tuis | Home Magazine/Justin Patrick, stylist Marian van Wyk

Your home is your sanctuary, and like your wardrobe, every now and again it needs a boost to get it looking like the place that you envisioned when you moved in.  And what better time to liven up your home than just in time for summer with these summer colours? 

What other summer colours tops your list? We would love to hear your thoughts!

For all your fabric, curtain or upholstery inquiries, please contact our store which stocks a wide range of the latest trends:

Constantia Fabrics: 021 761 9648

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