March makeovers using raspberry

Today we offer you another on-trend interior design colour – delicious raspberry. With thoughts of warmer days arriving soon (we hope!) we can turn our attention to the ripe pickings mother nature has to offer and while raspberries are typically associated with summer rather than spring we like to think ahead to give you interior design ideas which will see you through one season and into the next. Raspberries and cream or raspberry ripple ice cream are mouthwatering combinations which you can lean on to be inspired with a new colour scheme in your home.

With metallics remaining on-trend this year it's easy to team raspberry with silvers and pewters to create a stunning style which is classy and sassy. As we saw last week the use of pattern How to Give a Quick Boost to Your Interior by Including Patterns is also on-trend providing you with the ideal opportunity to combine colour and pattern to perk-up your lounge, dining room or bedrooms. As raspberry is such an easy colour to work with (it coordinates with green, blue, white, cream, black...etc.) it can be used successfully in both traditional and modern interiors and bridges the gap between masculinity and femininity beautifully.

From luxury bedding to cheap curtains with a velour or raised pattern in two-tone raspberry these new additions to your rooms can add depth and character, as well as giving them a new look. Marry bedding and curtains with cushions, throws and accessories to bring the look together – you could even use large rugs in raspberry tones to help ground the colour in large rooms or in rooms which have high ceilings.

If metallics aren't your cup of tea raspberry and apple green make a winning colour combination which will brighten even the darkest of rooms – these two colours aren't new, but they are a timeless classic which works well in all styles of homes. Use raspberry wisely otherwise you could end up with 'over-kill' – remember to get a chic interior the 'less is more' rule is a safe bet. If you're feeling adventurous or simply love bold colours you could easily use raspberry on a focal wall successfully, especially if you have a large room. However, to make a statement in a room, a beautiful window dressing or stunning bedding may be all you need to give your rooms the boost they need to bring them bang up to date in terms of colour and chic styling.

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