Jewel toned interiors work beautifully with two types of interior style. Whether your prefer boho-chic or minimalist-colour, I have some fabulous ideas for you and your home. Jewel toned interiors are perfect for the UK with our long winters and dark evenings. Jewel tones such as amethyst, ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and garnet are perfect Autumn/Winter tones for fashion and interiors alike. Be playful with textures mixing it up for a cosy and interesting interior style. Velvet fabrics are so on trend at the moment so don’t be afraid to go bold!
My one key tip if you’re going for jewel toned interiors, is don’t try to go for all the jewel tones in one space. It’d totally overwhelm your home! Stick to one or two colours and add a pop of a complementary tone if you’re aiming for this colourful boho-chic interior style.
For minimalist-colour, go neutral with everything else apart from your focal piece in the room. Whether it’s your sofa, dining table or bed – really go all out with a bold jewel statement and keep everything else simple.
One particular designer who’s taking this style by storm is Matthew Williamson with his range for Nottinghamshire brand Duresta. One of Britain’s most iconic fashion designers, Matthew Williamson describes his first bespoke furniture collection:
“When it comes to prints and textiles for both fashion and the home I really like to mix things up. I look to combine florals and graphics with both modern and antique furniture pieces – they’re all good in my book and when grouped together create an eclectic end result. If that sounds a little chaotic, I often find keeping the colour palette tight helps to unify the look.”
I’m such a sucker for boho-luxe and there’s always one brand that is at the forefront of my mind when I’m sourcing products for this style – Anthropologie. Always. This is why…
There just aren’t many words I can use to describe how amazingly awesome this sofa is and if I didn’t have kids then it’d be in my living room right now! I’ve been seriously drooling over this velvet puddle sofa and linen dozer bed from Loaf too… although I wouldn’t be able to choose between the two!
I can’t write a blog post about jewel toned interiors and encourage you to go velvet without including the Esmeralda round chair from fellow Amara Interior Blog Awards finalist – Mia Fleur. Bringing a touch of retro elegance with it’s vibrant emerald velvet upholstery and brass finish. This is one seriously sexy statement piece…
If you’d rather not commit to a statement piece of furniture, you can still create a fab jewel toned interiors by bringing in colour in your walls and home accessories. A piece of furniture or home accessory can look completely different in someone else’s home. It’s all down to the styling and with the launch of the new Amara Collection, they’ve made this super easy. The range is full of basics for the home which are grouped under various interior styles such as Luxe, Heritage and Graphic. This new range can act as somewhat of a blank canvas and adapt as you chop and change your home’s interior design or style. Here Amara show how Jewel colours can work so well to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in the home – mirrors and glass help to reflect light .
This rule works in the bedroom too – investing in neutral bedroom furniture does not have to mean that you can’t embrace your colourful side. A jewel-toned rug, throw and a couple of cushions bring some added interest to this bedroom.