7 colourful schemes with fresh and fruity palettes

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  • Bring a room to life with these fun schemes inspired by nature's harvest

    1. Blackberry

    From indigo to violet, give your room a moody hue with a deep purple palette. Add a luxe look to this blackberry base with brightening pops of gold.

    For a similar sofa, try the Chester, £2,500, Habitat

    2. Nectarine and Kiwi

    For a cocktail of colours, why not team two complimentary shades? A fresh kiwi palette is the perfect backdrop for pops of lively nectarine; add streamlined oak furniture and dainty floral patterns for a mid-century twist.

    Wall painted in Fuggles Claypaint, £36 for 2.5ltr, Earthborn; Medium Fancy Nancy sofa, £2,579, Sofa Workshop; Coral embroidered reels cushion, £25, Debenhams

    3. Orange and Peach

    For the bolder palette, try this mouth-watering combination of orange and peach. Layer fuchsia pink, terracotta and nectarine for a veritable cocktail of tropical colours.

    Art prints, from £14.95 each, Petra Schüßler range, King & McGaw

    4. Lime

    Pep up a neutral scheme with a dash of vibrant lime. Keep interest in a calming country palette with a patterned wallpaper and a range of textures, then pick out the lime notes with matching fresh flowers.

    Varese cushion in Leaf, £60, Designers Guild

    5. Watermelon

    Inspired by the intricate pattern on the stump of a tree, this eye-catching wallpaper is instantly uplifting thanks to its cheery colourway. Feeling cautious? Try popping a small piece into a white frame, then team it with other patterns in the same shade for easy, do-it-yourself artworks.

    Tree Circles wallpaper, £36 per roll, Scion range, Wallpaperdirect

    6. Plum

    Choose plum and grape shades for a plush, opulent feel; match with hints of pink for a bolder look, or pair with beige and grey for a soothing scheme.

    Walls painted in Tyrian Rose matt emulsion, £35.50 for 2.5ltr, Fired Earth;
    Orson three-seater sofa in Pansy Purply, £549, Made.com

    7. Cherry Red

    Thanks to its contrasting patterns and big-top curtain, this lipstick-hued bath is tantalisingly retro. Just add a matching shower cap for the cherry on the cake (sorry, couldn’t resist).

    For a similar bath, try the Grand La Rochelle Cast Iron Bateau, £2,795, The Cast Iron Bath Company; painted in Rectory Red, Farrow & Ball

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