Yes, it's still dark and dingy, but we have so much colour and texture to look forward to this spring and summer.
The experts over at Pantone have chosen Ultra Violet as their colour for spring. Ultra Violet is an enigmatic blue-based purple shade, which Pantone claims is set to take our imagination to new levels.
The expert colourists don’t make this decision lightly – they take into account influences in the world of interiors, fashion, design, travel and current socio-economic conditions.
Ice-cream pastels, glittery golds, indigo blues and super zingy colour pops, are also all trends for this year.
Fringing, tufting, tassels and feathers – you name it, it's here for this season and you'll see it on cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugs and accessories. This trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to each room, beautiful tactile cushions on the sofa and a sumptuous throw on the bed, and a wall-hanging or two on plain walls to add interest.