Image Credit: Buzzfeed

5 Very Colourful, Summer Inspired Schemes

With warmer temperatures enhancing the beauty of our surroundings, summer is the perfect time to head outside and enjoy the beautiful tones associated with this time of year. From stunning walks in the countryside and long coastal evening walks overlooking the pristine hues of the ocean, to taking in the beautiful golden sunsets, there are plenty of ways to be inspired by the shades of the summer.

We take a closer look at some of these summer hues and the inspirational colour palettes drawn from them.

The Mediterranean

Image Credit: Mio My Italy

Image Credit: Mio My Italy

Comprising of some the most vivid and clearest azures in the world, the Mediterranean is a natural plenty comprising of a rich variety of colours, that are both stunning and with bold yet soothing feel to them. From the deepest of blues to lighter green-blue shades there are plenty of ways to incorporate these hues into the home. From helping to create a oasis of calm to a tranquil and relaxing environment in which to unwind after a long day, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the blues.

Left to right: Lulworth Blue, St.Giles Blue, Drawing Room Blue

Left to right: Lulworth Blue, St.Giles Blue, Drawing Room Blue. All Farrow & Ball


 

Sunsets

Image Credit: Bilder Land

Image Credit: Bilder Land

With glistening crimsons, and rich oranges the glistening and magnificence of the summer sunset offers a wide range of warm and striking colour schemes. From helping to add colour to garden furniture such as pot plants, or a garden bench to creating a statement wall, to help add warmth and character to a room (or accents, if you are feeling less brave), these shades are perfect for rooms complete with a warm summer feel year round.

Left to right: Charlotte's Locks, Incarnadine and Red Earth. All Farrow & Ball

Left to right: Charlotte’s Locks, Incarnadine and Red Earth. All Farrow & Ball


Country Walks

Image Credit: The Culture Trip

Image Credit: The Culture Trip

With picturesque scenery all around, country walks are the perfect way to head outdoors during the summer months, to experience the beauty of the natural surroundings.  With a wide spectrum of contrasting colours, and blossom in full spring there are a wide-range of colours all around. From helping to create a botanical feel, full of tranquillity to spacious rooms utilising the lighter shades to create a more spacious environment, there are plenty of ways to be inspire by summer walks in the country.

Left to Right: Borrowed Light, Calluna, Brassica, Calke Green. All Farrow & Ball

Left to Right: Borrowed Light, Calluna, Brassica, Calke Green. All Farrow & Ball


 

Nature

Image Credit: Bloom Nation

Image Credit: Bloom Nation

In full bloom during the summer, flowers and plants taken from nature, as well as closer to home in the back garden offer bold, beautiful and stunning hues that can be easily transferred into the home. The traditional sunflower is a vibrant yet intimate shade, brimming with joy offering several ways to transform a room. From intense shades, that will help to create warm and inviting environments to bright and cheerful spaces, these shades will instantly add vibrancy to any environment.

Left to right: Babouche, Yellow Ground, Citron. All Farrow & Ball

Left to right: Babouche, Yellow Ground, Citron. All Farrow & Ball


Summer Food

Image Credit: Green Valley Kitchen

Image Credit: Green Valley Kitchen

With such a rich variety of colour, summer is the time when we start to head outdoors, and enjoy the treats that typically associated with the season. From enjoying the traditional flake 99, whilst walking alongside the beach front, to having barbeques and summer salads with friends, food can be a great source of colour inspiration.

Left to Right: Blazer, Wimborne White and Breakfast Room Green. All Farrow & Ball

Left to Right: Blazer, Wimborne White and Breakfast Room Green. All Farrow & Ball



The Chromologist

About

The Chromologist is a colour whisperer. He understands and knows them better than they know themselves, translating their pleas to be used beautifully for humankind. It's unknown from whence he came. Some say the fraction of space between a prism and a spectrum, others say he toiled in the fabled colour mines of Svalbard for years untold, deep underground, speaking only to the reds and blues, cerises and aquas, bronze and golds...


The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist