British winter is often accompanied by grey skies and a dreary, colourless vista which can leave us longing for an injection of colour.

The good news is this season’s colours are full-bodied shades which pack a punch to make your spirits soar.

This look is all about impact shades used to maximum effect, so it’s important to build the colours up gradually.

White walls and floors provide a base on which to inject colour and create the illusion of wide open spaces and light.

White on white relies on a mixture of textures. The Norm 69 pendant shade is made from two thin strips of white foil, intertwined to create a soft, three dimensional ribbon effect.

The tulip dining set is retro chic at its finest. The round white marble table is offset by the fibreglass and aluminium chairs complete with black leather cushions.

The colours are carefully selected to create the perfect balance of bright and beautiful. Bold reds, fresh aquas and zingy limes are grounded by grown-up navy, grey and whites.

Start with a deep cherry red – the colour of good cheer, good company and good rest. A great big kiss of colour, just right for autumn and winter.

Red rugs, red cushions and strategically placed vases and bottles will immediately draw the eye, but for a real red alert look no further than the Savio chair from Barker and Stonehouse. A contemporary armchair with eye-catching details, the Savio is highlighted by crossed metal feet, and a high back that offers great comfort.


Big bold sofas and chairs are the focal point of any living room. A large navy sofa such as the Angelo from Barker and Stonehouse is brought to life with contrasting lime green scatters and complemented by the Angelo armchairs in aqua.

Glass adds to the rainbow effect and the Noguchi glass coffee table is the ideal centrepiece for this visual feast.

The Funk guntuft rug ties the whole look together. Comprised of small rainbow squares, its bold tones bring warmth and colour to any room, while the simple checkerboard pattern keeps it sophisticated.

A sensuous explosion of colour and texture, this look is bright and beautiful.

So enjoy the thrill of colour therapy in three dimensions and make a statement with autumn’s flying colours! All of the products are from Barker and Stonehouse ( and you can follow us at