Colour Stories: In The Navy

STYLE STORM

Layer dark textiles with weathered textures and let the shade wash over you in waves.

TABLE MANNERS

Pair printed and moiré velvets for a sumptuous look. Embossed details add a tactile edge.

HIGHLY POLISHED

Lift an all-navy scheme with metallic highlights. Copper and blue make a winning combination…

HEAT WAVE

Create a hazy Mediterranean feel with organic shapes and lashings of white.

DOUBLE UP

Contrast spots and stripes on modern upholstery. Keep the tones similar for a subtle effect.

BUST A MOVE

Treat classical statuary to a contemporary makeover with an electrifying coat of paint.

WATER FALL

Let the marine tones of a bespoke stair runner cascade down to form a serene pool on the floor.

JUNGLE FEVER

Treat your walls to a triple dose of blue – ranging from lush, oversized palms to luxe crocodile-style prints.

NATURAL PASSIONS

Put the finishing touch to an elegant scheme with a plush Jacquard velvet in rich hues of green and navy.

Photography: Paul Raeside

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