There's nothing more exciting than the launch of something new, and for us it's our new Colour Series...colours linked to the days of the week and the season. The inspiration images we choose will show you how to use the chosen colour boldly as the main colour, or subtly as an accent colour; we hope you enjoy this new series.
First up is Maroon Monday...maroon is a gorgeously-rich dark-brownish-red colour which takes its name from the French word 'marron', or chestnut. It's a perfect colour for Autumn, adding warmth and drama to any room, and its complementary colour is teal.
The colour maroon can increase your appetite, boost adrenaline, and even raise blood pressure and heart rate. Using maroon in your interiors may cause mood changes and food cravings! Wearing maroon is linked to angriness on a conscious or subconscious level, or it can just mean that the person is passionate about what they will be doing that day.
In this children's bedroom, the designer has used maroon as a lovely warm accent against all the fresh white and baby blue. It's a clever colour scheme that easily transitions from childhood through to adulthood too. Image Helen Green Design.
We love this glamorously-luxe room for which maroon is a perfect match. Its warmth is such a good background for the brass/gold accents and the fine art painting adds such a rich feeling to the overall scheme. Image The Lux Pad.
Tassels are back (maybe not so much if you have cats) and this cute two-seater sofa in maroon would be a lovely feature in any room. Image String.
This bedroom may have been a bit humdrum with a very safe mid-grey and white colour palette, but the addition of the maroon headboard takes it from humdrum to va va voom! Image Pinterest
How lovely is this desk setup? We love that they have been so brave with colour and the full maroon wall (broken up by that atmospheric art print) really zones the space and inspires you to get to work. Image Elephant in the Room
With its maroon rug and maroon chairs - this living space is all in. We love how warm and cosy this room feels but, at the same time, not the slightest bit boring. Image Abigail Ahern