Behind The Blue Door

Statement Dining | December 17, 2015 |

Best-dressed dining:

what's new for 2016

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Accenting with colour – whether in accessories, tableware or ornaments – is the smart way to decorate.

A few judicious purchases can dramatically alter the look of a room from season to season, or simply from one event to another. Here’s our guide to the hues and touches to add to your home in 2016.

Mint moments

Mint is clean, playful and mixes well with both brights and metallics which ranks it highly on our palette. It works brilliantly with gold, so give a little shimmer with some embellishment (it’s not just for Christmas).

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Image source: 2 Lovely Gays

If you’re finding mint a little too bubblegum for your wall palette, try bringing it to life on the table with the Hemingway for Royal Doulton large nesting bowl (£45), then build your feature pieces around it.

Going for golden

We’re calling it mid-century yellow, Dulux are calling it Cherished Gold, you can call it what you like but it’s about to be everywhere – and no small wonder, with this bright earthy hue helping to lift our spirits.

One big advantage to this almost-ochre is that it combines brilliantly with the darker tones which have been splashed about endlessly recently. While we don’t see these moody hues disappearing from the 2016 palette, a golden accent will bring a welcome lift for springtime.

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Image source: Dulux

Warm metallics

When it comes to tableware, warm metallics are having a moment. Look for graphic patterns in shades of copper, rose gold and burnished gold.

These Wedgwood Arris tea plates will lend a sophisticated air to the finer side of dining.

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Stone accents

Rivalling metallics for natural indulgence, marble and stone are back in vogue – thanks in part to the popularity of mid-century aesthetics.

This time it’s an earthy brown marble (forget ubiquitous black and white) but non-sparkly malachite, agate and onyx will also see you beyond spring and seamlessly ease into the rest of 2016. This malachite tray by L’Objet (£83.33) would make an impressive gift too.

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Image source: L’Objet

Mid-century sleek

The stoneware accents tie in perfectly with the overall look of the season, which sees soft shapes mixed with natural, clean hues and curves, bringing more strong echoes of mid-century design.

Heal’s remains at the helm of the simple aesthetic, which lays a bold foundation for pops of colour, embellishment and detail.

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Image source: Heal’s – as featured at Pippa Jameson Interiors

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The Arris collection lends a sophisticated air to fine dining and lighter lunches alike - and it’s also thoroughly on trend for SS16.

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