So I think it’s official. Navy is the new grey. I can’t quite believe I’m saying that – I shall have to dye the cat – but navy blue, or indigo was the colour for Autumn Winter 2014 and is, if anything, even stronger for 2015/16.
I wrote last year that it was billed as a trend, but these things take a while to filter through and with these gorgeous images – from the new Sainsbury’s look book, I think we can safely say it has filtered.
It feels very modern and fresh and goes with just about every colour you can imagine including all the metals, natural wood and marble.
Rachel Small, the homebuying living manager, described the sofa, pictured above, as “exuding comfort and luxury” which it does.
Emma Mann, head of home design, suggests mixing these deep indigo tones and inky blue shades with warm copper, brushed pewter and lots of natural linen and chunky knits for texture.
The other key point is that, as it’s Sainsbury’s these will not be wallet-busting prices. The cushions are around £16 and you can pick up a mug for £4.
If you’re thinking of painting your walls look at Farrow and Ball Hague or Stiffkey or Deep Space and Marine from Little Greene and Venetian Crystal and Wild Water from Dulux.
UPDATE: DON’T FORGET THE NEW BLUE PAINTS FROM LITTLE GREENE