Though hibernation is strictly associated with the animal kingdom, it’s not far removed from the human instinct to hunker down in the cooler months.
With the weather now beginning its downward descent, it’s an opportune time to harness the power of colours and textiles to create the cosiest of winter retreats.
Not only do leather and wood bring a natural warmth to the home, but they cleverly encapsulate the deliciously rich and earthy tones of autumn.
With a versatility owing to their neutral aesthetic, both leather and wood work well with a variety of colours, including other neutrals.
Make a powerful autumnal statement with a big new leather sofa or dip your toes in the water with some smaller scale accessories.
Although leather may not bring the cuddly factor to your cushions or couches, paired with fluffy textural cushions and throws in deeper brown tones, it can make your space warm and welcoming.
Wood on the other hand, lends itself exceptionally well to sidetables, cabinetry and lamps, though it can be incorporated on a smaller scale through ornaments and photo frames.
Colour is a complex phenomenon and theories about its effect on our minds and emotions range across the scientific and artistic realms. Shop our look and you’ll quickly realise the power colour has to dramatically transform a space and create a warm winter retreat.
With a chill in the air and the long nights settling in, there’s no better time to up the cosiness factor in your home. So why not make your home a haven with a harmonious blend of autumn’s hallmarks.
This season, sophisticated earthy shades partnered with light neutrals will dominate, alongside tribal-inspired textured furnishings – perfect for creating the nurturing space we crave for when the temperatures start their downward descent.
A collection of rich hues inspired by traditional cultures and folklore, the Dulux Kinship Palette is one of four key themes identified in the Dulux 2018 Colour Trends.
Featuring warm terracotta, russet, soft grey-greens, cosy neutrals and pops of vibrant red that hint at an Eastern inﬂuence, the range pairs beautifully with the natural materials that are so popular right now – warm timbers, stone and linens.
Whether you choose to go all-out with these deeper shades or dip your toe in the water with a few touches, the key is to pair them with a complementary white or neutral boasting similar undertones, creating balance and allowing the bold hues to enhance rather than overwhelm a space.
A warm white, Dulux’s Cardrona sits beautifully alongside the pinkish and heathery hues of Maiko and Glen Murray, while its cooler sibling Hakataramea ensures deeper shades such as Very Terracotta, pop. So why not colour yourself cosy this autumn.