How to Style Romantic Neutrals

JUL 04|4 min read

Discover lilac, the colour of the season, and fall in love with a blush colour palette that lets bold accents shine.

Lilac is more than just purple. Gentle and calming, it’s the colour of the season and a spring-summer must-have. But while we’re still in winter, we’re focusing on creating a solid foundation for future lilac splashes by introducing mocha, mauve, and other purple-toned neutrals to your home.

Using neutrals with a purple base, we’ll show you how to set yourself up to introduce lilac into your home when the warmer weather comes around – plus, our favourite texture combos to add warmth and style to your space.

The hero colours

Maths might not always be easy, but layering your bedlinen look with the colour combo of the season can be - and we’ve got the formula. When the equation is mocha + mauve + blush, the sum equals layers of soft colour that complement each other effortlessly.

Mocha makes for a classic, neutral base. A purple-toned brown, this colour is smooth and subtle, just like the sweetness of cocoa and coffee blended. Want to go bold with brown? Draw the eye to darker pops of colour with solid-coloured cushions and cocoa sheets or keep it light by using mocha as an accent colour paired back with creamy sheets, sand blankets and lighter-toned neutrals.

Moving onto mauve, this light shade of purple is cool-toned - resulting in a blueish colour contrary to lilac, which is warm and edges closer to pink and red. The soft, calm vibe of a mauve bedlinen look will allow for lush lilac to stand out in future.

Starting with your bed, it’s easy to create the ultimate soft feminine look with our favourite colour combo, while still feeling neutral. Our Vintage Washed Linen Cotton Mauve Check Quilt Cover Set does the work by combining these colours in a gorgeous check pattern for you. Or do it yourself by layering – start with violet sheets, top with an earth-toned quilt cover and finish it off with a mocha throw.

Aesthetically pleasing, gentle and classic, these three colours create the perfect base to lay back, before lilac does the talking.

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