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7 Colour Trends we're Summer Lovin'

British summers are often cool and cloudy, with short-term heat waves and sporadic sunny days breaking up what is usually a few months of disappointing weather.  But just because the outdoors are dull, your home doesn't have to be! Whether it's 2 degrees or 20 degrees, bright colours in the home provide an instant mood uplift, making you feel like summer is right on your doorstep. Here's 7 vibrant colour trends that are perfect for bringing beachy, coastal vibes to your home this summer.

Green & Pink

Ranked as #1 in Elle Decor's Spring Decoration Hotlist, pairing green & pink has emerged as  2017's hottest colour combo trend with Pinterest, Instagram and interior design magazines being full of inspirational homes that are rocking the look. This unlikely alliance may seem  risky but when done right it has a beautiful tropical/retro feel. The trick is to get the right shade of dusty pink meets aqua-blue green. Opt for pinks more on the coral end of the spectrum and greens on the emerald side to make your home pop with colourful rainforest hues.

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Coastal Cool

Get Amalfi coast vibes in your home by layering seaside blue and sunshine yellow with zesty lime, coral and coastal colours. This colour palette is the epitome of laid-back luxe, bringing to mind the hues of Italian lemon groves and the majestic Mediterranean sea. This summery colour trend is perfect for holiday homes, coastal homes, countryside homes and even urban spaces, reminding you of summer all year round.

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A popular hairstyle turned runway trend, Ombre is making its way into our interiors in the form of ombre painted walls, furniture and linen. This colour trend can look casual or sophisticated depending on the shade and technique you use, but it's a great way to liven up dull spaces if you're starting to get bored with all-white minimalism and want to experiment with more playful design. For summer it makes a great look because you can mix pink, peach, green and blue hues to invoke the ambiance of the seaside and sunset.

Pastel Paradise

For a more muted summery look, pastels are a timeless colour trend and a great way to usher Spring/Summer into your home. Pink, lilac and mint green have long been popular pastel choices but this year blue and yellow are having a moment, with the team at Elle Decor labelling them the 'New Pastels' in their May 2017 issue. There are so many ways to work a pastel palette but whatever colour scheme you go for, the softness of the look creates calming, coastal vibes all year round.

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Greenery may be Pantone's Colour of the year, but it's hard to imagine many people wanting to paint their walls in the colour of Kermit the Frog. For fans of green-decor, teal makes a darker alternative to greenery if you want to  create a natural, rejuvenating look in your home this summer.  Tipped by Michelle Ogundein as an upcoming colour trend, the Editor in Chief of Elle says "Teal connotes depth and warmth; solace and calm. it's a colour to be drawn towards." We couldn't agree more!

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Retro Colours

1950s modernism meets an 80s-inspired colour palette in a colour trend Elle Decoration have labelled 'Beyond Retro'. The look is primarily about colour blocking,  with the bright colours of the 80s being replaced by their softer, more muted counter parts. Blocks of  teal, terracotta, mustard and pink can blend together beautifully to create a bright, inspiring interior.

Primrose Yellow

Listed as one of Pantone's top 10 colours for Spring 2017, Primrose Yellow is a vibrant, energetic colour  that 'sparkles with heat and vitality'. This  joyful shade makes a wonderfully warm accent colour for a statement chair or sofa, but if you want to go bold with your colour scheme then don't be afraid to paint your walls and cabinets yellow too. You won't regret it when you're being reminded of the sunshine everyday.

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