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How To Embrace The Season's Colour And Interiors Trends So They Don't Go Out Of Style

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Just like the catwalks influence what we wear season after season (don’t think so? Just listen to Meryl-Streep-as-Miranda-Priestly opining on the ‘lumpy blue sweater’ Anna Hathaway’s wearing in The Devil Wears Prada and you’ll know what we’re talking about), they also influence how we live, with designers’ colour palettes and pattern choices trickling down into our interiors and home decor style.

While there's no need to rush out and splurge on saturated pastels for every room in the house, it is worth checking what's new season after season, as we're introduced to hues and prints which can make a gorgeous impact in the home - especially those ones we never anticipated could work.

Looking to find out what the hottest hues for 2014 are? Check out The Pantone Colour Institute’s top colours for the season, suggests senior designer at London interior design company SigmaLondon, Urszula Russek. This year, the list includes a selection of everything from soft pastels to vivid brights – think Freesia, Violet Tulip, Hemlock and Cayenne, as well as shades of blue from pale, Placid Blue to vivid Dazzling Blue.

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There are also lots of pattern trends that you can integrate into your interiors style, from geometric monochrome to exotic tribals - or even funky florals for a summery update. The key thing to remember if you want any of these looks to have lasting impact and ensure that they don’t go out of style is to make sure you pick items that reflect your personal tastes - don't fall for the trend, fall for items you love and think about whether they can work within your space.

One way to keep these looks timeless and ensure they still appeal to you day after day is to work the new trends and colours of the season into your home with easy updates (a new paint job for a beloved furniture piece, a funky art print, a bright new fabric on a chair) and fresh accessories.

Don’t miss our expert tips and ideas on how to embrace the season’s colour and interiors trends – so they don’t go out of style – in the gallery below.

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