Colour by Cluedo: the sinister schemes of 6 criminal characters

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  • From Reverend Green's seemingly serene lounge to Mrs White's unangelic dining room, uncover the lethal looks of Cluedo's power players

    Ever wondered what lies beneath Mrs Peacock’s steely gaze or Professor Plum’s intellectual façade? Read our round-up of bold schemes chosen with these colourful characters in mind.

    Mrs Peacock

    Grand, dignified and full of style, this old dame is not to be
    underestimated. A decadent hallway is her scene of choice, with rich
    fabrics, opulent patterns and intricate stonework, decorated in dazzling tones of
    azure blue. Notes of gold seal her title as the most majestic murderess
    on the block.

    Colonel Mustard

    A straight-talking imperialist with a stiff upper lip, this
    military man needs a serious study to reflect his no-nonsense nature.
    Mid-century string shelving and clean, angular lines create a masculine
    scheme – the perfect spot for this dignified fellow to plot his next
    move.

    Miss Scarlett

    Filled with allure, Cluedo’s young minx is the game’s unashamed femme fatale. This room’s sumptuous velour fabrics and deep burgundy shades are a perfect match for her feminine wiles and cunning prowess – what better place to seduce her next victim? Ooh là là!


    Professor Plum

    A supposedly absent-minded archaeologist, Pro Plum is a shady
    character who needs a colour palette to match his murky past. Don’t be
    fooled by the modern white accents – deep aubergine hues reveal this
    room’s mysterious dark side. Still not convinced? The scheme comes
    complete with a candlestick for extra whodunit points.

    Mrs White

    Overworked and underpaid, this disgruntled servant deserves a room of her own. A modern white dining room is just the ticket, with layers of crisp tones interspersed with understated furniture. Just watch out for hidden daggers…

    Reverend Green

    Seemingly serene, the Reverend is perhaps the most underhand of the lot. Full of soothing forest tones, this room’s gentle palette looks just as innocent as he does – but watch out, darkness lurks in every corner.

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