Design Feature: Warm Ochre

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

With September already in full swing, we’ve definitely got warm autumn colours on the brain. This time of year is when its nice to cozy up your home, add some warmth and texture to make it the perfect cozy space for relaxing as the days get shorter and temperatures drop. 

The hue we’re obsessing over this season is a beautiful sunny ochre – depth, warmth and vibrancy all in one. Ochre adds a classic, seventies-inspired warmth to any room, but the spaces we’re sharing today make ochre feel perfectly modern.

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This deep, golden ochre couch is the star of this space. Brass accents, warm wood shelves and furniture amplify the effect of this stunning sofa, while grey walls and a blue-toned area rug keep this space balanced and understated.

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This space uses a tone-on-tone approach to play up the richness of this gorgeous colour. The sofa, floor, accessories and floor are all in shades of ochre, which creates flow throughout the space as your eye travels easily from one element to the next. Adding deep hits of black add drama and a grounding note to the room.

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This inspiration photo serves to show how far you can take a fabulous autumnal palette. Yellow, ochre, rust and chocolate all look incredible with a wooden stool and neutral grey backdrop.

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With a colour as strong as ochre, sometimes all it takes is a single pop of colour to make all the statement you need. This white room uses a single ochre pillow to pick up on the warm wood frames, floor and gold light fixture and create a cohesive feel.

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Similarly to the last photo, this room has only a single pop of rusty ochre in a space that is otherwise a haven of layered greys. Adding to the eye-catching properties of this gorgeous ochre chair is it’s stunning fabric – a beautiful velvet. Using a textile with a texture which reflects light in unexpected ways is an excellent way to have many shades of an accent colour without using more than one piece.

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