Colour school: How to use honeycomb in your home

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  • Team this sunny tone with luxe gold to add warmth to a living-room scheme

    This rich caramel shade looks great in both classic and contemporary settings. Varying in intensity from warm mustard to natural shades of maize and honey, team this inviting hue with mid-century furniture for a cool, retro feel. Add a touch of Seventies flair by layering a mix of small-scale graphic prints or bring the scheme up to date with modern gold accessories.

    Start with honey-toned walls, add some wooden accent pieces, then lift the look with pops of pattern.

    Hello sunshine

    Add a glamorous vibe with Art-Deco details

    Distressed sunburst round mirror, £199, Marks
    & Spencer

    Golden touch

    Go luxe with cool metallic accents

    Riddle table lamp, £579, Bert Frank

    Prints charming

    Choose geometric pattern for a playful twist

    Rhumba square cushion, £84, Margo Selby range,

    Bottle it

    Pop on a windowsill to create a warm sunlit glow

    Large bottle vase, £24, Next

    Take a seat

    Re-create mid-century style with this modern take on Danish design

    Bermondsey sofa in Knebworth Curry, from
    Sofas & Stuff

    Retro replica

    Choose from six colours

    Trim phone, £35, Wild & Wolf range, Exit Interiors

    The Palette

    Add warmth with these honeyed hues

    TURMERIC Up the intensity with this high-impact shade

    India Yellow Estate Emulsion, £38 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball

    GINGER Soften the scheme with a subtler take

    Golden Square marble matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5ltr, Mylands of London

    SAFFRON This warm tone has a traditional feel

    Prairie Gold solo matt emulsion, £25.99 for 2.5ltr, Crown Paints

    More ways with honeycomb

    Try it with… Black

    Up the luxe factor by teaming golden tones with dramatic black. Soften the look with steely grey accents.

    Mustard bed linen, from £100 for a single duvet cover, Venice range, Christy

    Tactile touch

    Accessorise with deeply hued fabrics

    Ribbed plain furnishing fabric, £25 per m, John Lewis

    Golden hour

    Use damask for an opulent look

    Alexander gold wallpaper, £44 per roll, Laura Ashley

    In the dark

    Use on a feature wall

    Jewels Night 1 matt emulsion, £24.49 for 2.5ltr,

    Try it with…Pale pink

    Put a modern spin on earthy mustard by teaming it with a blue-toned pink. Use a chalky finish for a contemporary feel, then add depth with statement wood-effect flooring.

    Walls painted in Soft Cinnebar 5 flat matt emulsion (top); Cherished Gold flat matt emulsion; both £24.49 for 2.5ltr, Dulux


    Floor it

    Opt for a budget-friendly alternative to real wood

    Versailles UF1155 flooring, £31.99 per sq m, Arte collection, Quick-Step

    Pretty print

    Add easy elegance

    Lace pink and gold wallpaper, £46.50 per roll, Wallpaperdirect

    In the pink

    Calm fiery yellow with a cooler hue

    Ballet Shoes flat matt emulsion, £24.99 for 2.5ltr, Crown Paints

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