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COLOUR CRUSH: SPRING ZING

If you’re anything like me, you are so over this whole Winter thing and are already floating around in Springtime dresses in your mind.

But while the weather might not quite be playing ball when it comes to the change of season, it doesn’t mean that you can’t start to brighten up your life in anticipation.

Chartreuse is that most fickle of shades, refusing to be pinned down to yellow or green. It sits right on the fence, and can lean towards the yellow or green side quite easily. Also commonly named alongside citrine, sulphur, pistachio, olive… But whatever you call it, I think it makes the best colour for freshening up your interiors or wardrobe. It’s just a little bit more unexpected than sunny yellow or spring green.

The key with this eye popping colour is to pair it with neutrals and let it be the main attraction. Chartreuse is best friends with grey, black, brown, copper, white, beige, and if you want to get really interesting, a soft dusky pink.

If you aren’t blessed with sun kissed skin or a beautiful dark complexion, then keep this colour away from your face or use it in small doses. It’s a myth that us fair girls can’t do bright colour, you just have to avoid drawing attention to your pasty skin and stick to accessories.

HABITAT EIGHTIES FLOCK CUSHION £20

The jazzy pattern on this cushion makes it the perfect accent to liven up any sofa.The neutral background will help it to tie in to lots of colour schemes,

ANTHROPOLOGIE NOVARA BEADED NECKLACE £58

Talk about a statement necklace! Chunky faceted beads and a touch of soft pink will see you through from day to night wear.

ZARA DAMASK DESIGN QUILT £99.99

The subtle damask pattern gives this throw texture which offsets the intense colour. Waking up just got easier!

HABITAT BOBBLE BATH MAT £15

Bath mats are so good for adding a splash of colour to your bathroom without spending a fortune.

ZARA FLOWING LAPELS BLAZER £29.99

We all need a jacket that can be dressed up or down. This one would look just as good with jeans and flats as it would with killer heels.

TOPSHOP LEATHER ZIP AROUND PURSE £18

I like to get a new purse every year as it is a small purchase that doesn’t have to match your bag, but gives you a lift every time you use it.

TOPSHOP COLOUR BLOCK TEE £32

If wearing full on chartreuse is too much for you, this colour block tee has a subtle flash at the back.

ASOS MEMORY LANE SUEDE LOAFERS £32

Colourful shoes are one of my absolute fave styling tricks. They totally perk up any outfit and are especially awesome for those lovers of black out there.

JOHN LEWIS WICKER TEXTURED MUG £5

Another affordable way to update your interiors is with mugs. This design is big enough to contain enough coffee every girl boss needs to get through the day!

As much as we love pastels around here, doesn’t all this colour just scream happy?!

Ceri

I'm known for my creative high end wedding cake designs as founder of Olofson Design. Nowadays I can be found teaching my cake decorating style from London to Mumbai, writing about cake design and helping small creative businesses organise their messy minds and communicate more clearly.

But it's not just the years of experience in the wedding industry and cake decorating that I'm passionate about. BLOVED is my 'She Shed' where I can unleash my obsession for interior inspiration, style, travel and all things design focused. Fuelled by flat whites and sneaky cake.

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