Dramatic Blues – Real Homes
Bring one of the key colours of 2017 into your home with innovative ways to use the latest shades
Denim Drift has been named Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2017, and we think it’s ‘jeanius’. Blue jeans are a timeless classic, and now the shade most closely associated with them is set to make its mark on interiors. Nadia McCowan Hill, Wayfair’s resident style expert, says the possibilities with the versatile hue are endless. ‘Denim Drift complements furniture from any period,’ she adds. ‘The grey-blue of it, works gloriously on walls and creates an ever-changing mural, depending on the time of day and lighting,’ she adds, ‘it looks great when paired with a palette of tonal blues.’ For an easy update, choose throws and cushions in the colour, or use it in patterned tiles to add vibrancy. ‘Soft, soothing blues have always created a restful quality in our home,’ says Cuprinol’s Rebecca Williamson. ‘Deep indigo and navy have also seen a revival across living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms, bringing a grown-up feel that has broad appeal.’
Introduce an accent
Denim Drift appears muted, misty and romantic when used against a rich navy backdrop. It makes a harmonious match for gold accents.