Colour Schemes: Steel Grey & Orange

Throughout the summer holidays we'll be bringing you a series of blog posts on our favourite colour schemes and how to achieve them. This week we're starting with Steel Grey and Orange...
Grey seems to always be on trend, but to bring it even more up to date why not add a splash of a brighter colour? Millennial pinks and lush greens are a popular choice right now but we particularly love this combination of steel grey with a fruity orange, as illustrated here in this image from Home & Garden. Keep the grey tones for walls and any large pieces of furniture, adding warmth with highlights of orange using cushions and other decorative accessories:
When accessorising, don't be afraid to clash patterns, especially in a scattering of cushions. We love the look of this Rutan Orange (4) fabric from Spira against the delicate florals of Mairo's Ogras Black/White (5). Same goes for Bowls (1) in Graphite, with this Under Solen (6) floral print. Or go for a graphic look with a simple geometric print such as Julia Black (2) or this cushion in Waves Grey (3).  
For accessories we love this blanket from House of RYM, available on Northlight Homestore, it has the perfect mix of greys and orange to bring the scheme together and would look great draped over the arm of the sofa. Easily add more pops of colour with smaller accessories such as these candlesticks (2) or an art print (1). Use touches of black or taupe to soften the boldness of the orange with smaller items such as these mix and match mugs (3).
Like this colour scheme? Let us know in the comments, or share your images with us on instagram @swedishfabricco!
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