Decorating with blue – a fresh update on this cool, contemporary colour

Beloved by ancient Chinese dynasties, the Moors and the Greeks, this enduring colour takes on a fresh, modern feel with the latest indigo textiles, paint and wallpaper.

Calm, cool and collected, the colour blue is a decorating win-win: not only does it make a beautiful base for a scheme but it’s scientifically proven to be a subconsciously calming shade, making you relax without even realising it.

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