Would you colour inside or outside of the lines?

This Autumn Cousins is all about colour.

Our latest collections and some classic favourites have been shot in a beautiful converted Victorian home, named Minton House, in the West Midlands. The owners of the house, Lucy and Dan, have won various awards for the creative and innovative use of colour throughout their home and we have been truly inspired!

With darker days on the horizon, our Autumn Sale campaign is based around the concept of ‘Colouring in’ your home, either by adding a bold backdrop of colour to enhance your classic, neutral pieces of furniture, or by being brave and adventurous with a bright and colourful sofa, dining set or bed.


We want to show you how adding colour really can brighten your home and your day.

The bold backdrop

The front room of any Victorian house is always a showcase of beautiful features, and history tells us that the Victorians loved their dark and deep coloured walls.

Lucy and Dan have kept to this tradition, using stunning inky blue paint on the walls to create a cosy room which we think is a great backdrop to a classic tan or black leather sofa. 
Because paint is a relatively cost effective way of updating a room, you can invest in a classic or a ‘goes with anything’ style sofa and simply redecorate when trends or your tastes change. 

Using cushions in the same blue, with hints of gold picked out in the accessories and accompanying furniture, this room is both practical and beautiful.

Stapleford TV unit  |  Scaffold Lamp  |  Lauda 3 seater sofa 

Go bright or go home

The middle room in Minton House has the typical period features that you’d expect in a Victorian pad… high ceilings, cornicing, picture rails and high skirting boards. These have been enhanced with Farrow and Ball’s Inchyra Blue paint, leaving the main walls crisp white.

Joseph sofa

It’s a perfect backdrop for a bright, impactful sofa. We custom-made the Joseph sofa from our Bespoke collection in this stunning Pumpkin velvet with opulent gold legs, which immediately brighten a room with little natural light and gives the room a subtle sunny glow. 

The perfect way to lift your mood when the skies are grey.

Dijon footstool, Joseph sofa, Viola chair
Dijon footstool  |  Joseph 3 seater sofa  |  Viola chair

Full on colour and impact

The bedroom at Minton House is a work of art with its rustic parquet style real wood wall, sophisticated black wooden floors and teal paint work.

Ralph bed

It’s a combination which works, to create a striking room full of personality and style, and whilst it may be too bold for most, it’s a space which feels warm and inviting.

Our velvet Ralph bed is a stand-out piece of furniture in it’s own right, but upholstered in this bright teal velvet with the wooden wall as a backdrop, it really shines.

Adding soft hues of blush and pink with textiles, plus an accent chair; adds a softness which complements the teal perfectly, showing that experimenting with colour really can create gorgeous results.

Russell Chair, Ralph Bed, Weston chest
Russell chairRalph king size bedstead  |  Weston bedroom chest

Easy does it

If you like the idea of adding colour, but just in hints to gently warm up your colour scheme, then this can easily be achieved by adding artwork, rugs, cushions and accessories in your chosen palette.

Petra Dining set and Arbre cornergroup

The vast kitchen and dining space of Minton House is light and airy, the perfect spot for our Petra dining set with grey cantilever chairs and a minimalist concrete table.

Teamed-up with the Arbre compact cornergroup in classic grey, we’ve added yellow and soft gold accents to breathe brightness into a neutral space, which in turn helps to bring the eating and living areas together.

Using this technique means you can easily change your colour scheme on a seasonal basis or monthly, depending on your mood!

Astral rug, Petra Dining set, Extra large Desk Lamp
Astral Ochre Marble rugPetra Dining set  |  Yellow Large Desk Lamp 

So remember, design and colour preferences are very subjective. What works for one person might be off putting to another. However it’s your home and your space, so shop around, experiment and create mood boards to gain inspiration.

More on this in last months blog post.

We’d love to see pics of how you’ve used colour in your home, so please comment and share below, or tag us on Instagram with #colouringetcosy.


Somersby sofa


Visit us in store!

Why not pop into one of our Furniture Store Near You where our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you pick the right furniture pieces and accessories for your design ideas.

From traditional classics to more contemporary looks, our stylised room settings allow you to see beautiful designs, feel the textures and visualise how your home will look. 

Alternatively, see our stunning range of furniture and accessories online now. 

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