The juxtaposition of opposing colours can be stunning when applied correctly to interior design and the combination of vibrant lime and rich dark chocolate is sophisticated yet fun.

Chocolate and lime is an earthy mix which is reminiscent of the great outdoors, so incorporate other warm browns and sandy tones to create depth and contrast within your colour scheme.

The Cosette from Barker and Stonehouse is a classically shaped sofa with perfect proportions in luxurious moss green vintage velvet with contrasting russet and gold scatters. Impeccably finished and full of character the Cosette is a real statement piece which is also bang on trend.

While the Tuxedo ribbed cushion in chocolate is the ideal accompaniment to any chair, sofa or bed.

Chocolate is a strong colour and provides the ideal backdrop for zingy lime, but both can be a tad overpowering so keep the rest of the room tonal.

Try pairing brown curtains with neutral or beige walls and wooden floors, then carefully assemble the furniture in your room to create the desired balance of shades and colours.

If you’re lucky enough to have existing hard wooden floors then work with what you’ve got. But if you’re starting from scratch, a medium toned wood or wood effect floor tile, such as Rhinofloor has a extensive selection of wood-effect floors to complement your colour palette. http://rhinofloor.tarkett.com

If you want to add a rug, either keep it simple with a block colour rug in chocolate, or use a rug with a design which incorporates both colours to pull the look together. The Rug Sophila in chocolate/lime is a luxurious 100% wool deep pile rug with a distinctive plant motif in vivid shades.

Keeping the floors simple also allows you the chance to introduce a pattern on the walls.

Graham and Brown has the Mia floral pattern with light reflecting pearly petals which shimmer and glisten or the structured Passion Lily which bursts upwards with fresh blooms http://www.grahambrown.com perfect for a feature wall with real flower power.

Finally, the Carolina chair from Barker and Stonehouse is part of the classic range by Michael Thonet first created using ovens, jigs and equipment from 1857 to bend the wooden components, and best of all it’s available in a tangy lime. Pair with a chocolate coloured cushion for an easy way to get the look.

Like the sweets of the same name, chocolate lime is a surprising mixture which works fantastically well. The juicy lime cuts through the denseness of the chocolate and the result is delicious, so why not try it for yourself this spring?

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