Trend Alert: Blues & Greens with Tricia Guild
One of my favourite colour combinations is blue and green, so I’m glad to see it making a comeback this Spring. Tricia Guild from Designers Guild brings us a look-book for incorporating these colours into your home.
Tricia established Designers Guild in 1970,with her brother Simon Jeffreys, the group chief executive. The British-based company designs fabrics, wallcoverings, upholstery, bed and bath collections and sell to customers globally. Today, Designers Guild is backed by a team of 280 staff, a 66,000 square foot distribution centre and a production of 2 million meters of fabric and wallpaper per year.
Tricia’s new book ‘Colour Deconstructed’ as well as her latest collection is heavily focused on blues and greens.
The book’s packaging even combines the colours.
To me, the combination is both uplifting and serene; fresh and soothing; energetic and calm. However, it’s not always an easy mix to pull off. The secret is to match the same tones. If you like muted blues, pick similarly muted greens for a complimentary mix. My favourite way to match these colours? With subtle tones and pretty florals.
Here’s a look at Designers Guild’s latest collection:
And some more inspiration to help you bring this trend to life:
Above: These soft shades of green and blue are perfect for nurseries and kids rooms. They create a tranquil and gender-neutral space for the little ones.
Above: The shapes and tones of this leaf-print wallpaper is a perfect backdrop to crisp whites and rustic wood.
Above: This is a bolder way to mix blues and greens. The dark green velvet couch catches the eye, whilst the surrounding wall colours and tiles pull the room together.
Above: Studded upholstered chair and the patterned curtains is really fresh. The tones of the two cushions tie the navy and grass green together.
Above: What an inviting room – the classic blue crockery, dark navy drapes and walls with traditional upholstered chairs. The roses casually potted in the vases and jugs are gorgeous and look at that dramatic statement floor!
Above: The fabric on the chaise is gorgeous. I like the hints of gold brought in too with the throw and bedside tables.
Simple, feminine crockery. Float a rose in the cups for a simple Spring table centerpiece.
Above: These darker tones work well with white to balance the dramatic dark velvet.
Above: Springtime inspiration for your wardrobe with some classic blue and green pieces.
Above: That wreath is divine and a perfect match to the William Morris patterned drapes.
Beautiful embossed throw too.
Above: I love floral cushions, particularly at this time of year with Spring in full bloom. Adding a vase of flowers and a vibrant blue book next to the chair creates a charming balance and gorgeous floral theme.