It's clear we're having a bit of a love affair with the colour blue this month. Navy dado rails, bold living rooms, inky ceilings and gorgeous blue kitchens have all found their fans this month. It could mean, that after a hot summer, we might finally be ready to embrace darker, more dramatic wintery shades. Not that we're ready for total darkness just yet – one of our most popular pins this month is a light, summery, rustic bedroom – the stuff of holiday home dreams.
1. JEWEL TONES
40,500 of you were struck by the jewel-toned velvets in thisliving room pin (opens in new tab).The deep yellow ottoman was made to order to match the pollen colour of the arched stained glass window.
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2. STATEMENT HALLWAYS
You do love a good hallway, and this particular pin (opens in new tab) has gotten 31,400 of you excited. And what's not to love? From that gorgeous encaustic floor (opens in new tab) to the dark band of paint below the dado taking the inky shade up the stairs, this hallway is full of inspiration.
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3. BACK TO NATURE
Nature feels like it’s just an arm’s reach away with these huge windows overlooking the garden in this rustic bedroom (opens in new tab). The rest of the interior keeps to a calm and rustic theme, mixing together concrete and wood and back-to-nature textures. It's summery, fresh and modern. No wonder 20,500 of you were wooed by it.
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4. BLUE WALLS
Blue bedrooms (opens in new tab), blue living rooms (opens in new tab) and blue kitchens (opens in new tab) – it seems we just can't get enough of the shade. So it's unsurprising that this pin (opens in new tab)with sumptuously inky walls got12,900 fans.
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5.GO FOR GOLD
There are easier metallics to master than gold, but none elevate the status of your bathroom in quite the same way. Judging by this bathroom pin (opens in new tab), it looks like 11,000 of you agree with us.
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7. STATEMENT CEILINGS
Why should your walls have all the fun? Withsearches for “statement ceilings” up 310 percent (according to Pinterest (opens in new tab)), it’s clear that people are branching out and using their ceilings as a blank canvas. Out of all of the gorgeous pics in our ceiling gallery (opens in new tab), it looks like this (opens in new tab) inky number got top vote with 4,700 admirers.
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8. CHARMING CONTRAST
Opposites both attract and help balance each other out. In this pin (opens in new tab), the roughness of the exposed brick highlighs the decorative Earlham wallpaper by deGournay. Gorgeous. And we know 3,100 of you agree.
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9. BLUE KITCHEN
Believe it or not, the kitchen cabinets in this (opens in new tab) kitchen started out painted white, but the new darker shade really stand out and the colour is timeless. In fact, blue kitchens (opens in new tab) are having a bit of a moment right now – and 2,500 of you early-adopters look like you might be ready to jump on board...
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10. ENCAUSTIC PATTERN
Looking for some bathroom tile ideas (opens in new tab)? We got 'em. From rustic (opens in new tab) Moroccan encaustic tiles (opens in new tab) to modern geometric patterns, and from scalloped fish scale (opens in new tab) shapes to angular hexagonal pieces (opens in new tab) or the classic metro tile (opens in new tab) (in cool new herringbone formations),it’s never been easier to give your bathroom a modern revamp with stylish bathroom tiles.
This (opens in new tab)more traditional, encaustic tiled bathroom seems to be the most popular – at least, according to 2,100 of you.
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Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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