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Home improvements: Using summer's coolest colours

Make sure your home stays stylish this summer by embracing some of the season's key trends.

Make sure your home stays stylish this summer by embracing some of the season's key trends, which include brave, bold colour palettes, eccentric patterns and a celebration of nature and natural materials.

Neons and fluorescents continue to dominate but should be combined with white for a new edge. Also, try mixing neons with pastel tones for a look that's edgy and eye-catching.

The metallic trend will also continue to be huge, but opt for warm metallics - coppers, burnished golds and brass accents - rather than silver and platinum tones.

Coloured metallics are also big right now and will make an entrancing addition to your interior space.

Blue is the cornerstone of most colour palettes this summer and is always a great shade to introduce into your home when the weather starts heating up.

Oriental influences are also making a comeback but are darker and moodier this time around. Trend forecasters predict that this is a look that will remain popular well into 2015, so get in there now and be ahead of the curve. The trick with this look is to be subtle and not overwork the trend. Finally, African and South American influences are huge this summer, so embrace jungle brights and a mash-up of big, bold patterns.

sdenman@thenational.ae

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