Tropical Colours: Summer’s Hottest Shades

green and gold tableware
Michael Aram

If the recent heatwave has you dreaming of tropical climates, we’ve found a look you’ll love. Like something straight from a beach bungalow in Bora Bora, we’re combining greens, golds and yellows to create the holiday look you love in your own home…

green and gold living room
&Klevering

It’s time to go green. Highly versatile and known for its calming properties; green is the perfect colour for bringing the chilled-out vibes of the tropics home. Use it as your base colour and introduce yellows and golds to bring it to life. Whether you go for emerald green, turquoise or a soft sage, the colour green is believed to be the most relaxing and restful to the human eye, so there’s no such thing as overdoing it.

leaf wallpaper
Bloomingville

Soft sage is ideal if you’re looking to paint a large space, it brings a sense of wellbeing and it has a slightly muted finish, so it won’t overpower the room. If emerald is more your thing, we suggest a patterned wallpaper. Keep with the theme and look to oversized palm prints or monstera leaves on a white ground. The contrast of white and green will encourage a sense of escapism by reminding you of lush open spaces whenever you walk in.

three baskets
The Basket Room

Moving slightly right on the colour spectrum, nothing says summer like sunshine-yellow shades. This cheerful colour brings joy to any room, and can make even the smallest of spaces look bright and welcoming if used correctly. Best used as an accent colour, pick a few key areas of the room and introduce yellow accessories (think cushions, vases & storage baskets). The eye will instantly be drawn to wherever yellow is placed, so it’s ideal for highlighting your favourite areas of your home.

gold drinks table
Bloomingville

Go for gold by finishing the look with the right accessories. Gold accents will warm the entire scheme up and add a little heat to your tropical hideaway. Focus on the small details; remember this is all about those finishing touches; decorative accessories, coasters, trays and even cutlery. Looking for something larger? Drinks trolleys are everywhere at the moment and they’re the perfect fit for this laid-back island look. Use yours to store your favourite tipple so it’s ready to roll out at a moment’s notice. Or create your own display stand by filling it with foliage and, wicker trays and your current read. Island life has never looked so good.