Bring fresh spring style into your homes wiith beautiful aqua! Blues are always on trend but for 2015, gorgeous aquamarine is making waves in the fashion world and we’re harnessing it as the ultimate spring style injection for interior schemes too.
Aqua’s slight green undertones lend it a gentle, watery feel that washes over you and fills you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. A number of fashion designers showcased this colour trend in their SS15 catwalk shows; Holly Fulton paired the shade with geometric designs while BCBGMAXAZARIA showed aqua with floaty fabrics that highlight the colour’s dreamlike quality. This elegant shade is particularly suited to the new season decorating ideas as it fits perfectly with spring’s pastel palette. SS15’s gently blush hue is a beautiful match for aqua and is delicate enough not to overpower the softness of this shade.
The calming, tranquil influence of SS15’s aqua shade, combined with its soft elegance means that it works well across larger spaces, making it the perfect hue for a feature wall or large textured rug. Little bursts of aqua can be brought into your home with accent cushions and accessories and the hue works with warm neutrals and well as cooler colour schemes. Try layering aqua accents against other pastel shades to create a playful colour block look that is utterly SS15.
This year’s aqua hue is muted and delicate with an almost chalky finish, however try variations on the shade if you’re looking to add a little more punch to your decorating scheme. Shades with a stronger blue or green tone are perfect decorating ideas for adding vibrancy into a room but for an all-out colour rush, look to aqua’s louder sister, turquoise. We love turquoise’s ability to bring a touch of the tropical into a room and punchy accents are perfect for creating an in-with-the-new feel into your interior.
Part of the beauty of SS15’s aqua hue is its flexibility as it can work alongside a whole host of different shades. Grey, from pale dove to dark iron hues, is the perfect partner to soothing aqua and works particularly well in living rooms and bedrooms where you wish to create a relaxing, tranquil atmosphere.
Monochrome is also back for SS15 and, for an on-trend decorating idea, try introducing pops of aqua into your black and white scheme to give it an optimistic new season edge.