Colours of Summer

Summer is here and it's full of inspiring colours. Whether you can't get enough of the long sunny days or find the midday heat a touch too sticky, our selection of furniture and lighting in the must-have shades of the season are sure to bring on the magic of summer.


Few colours encapsulate the optimism of summer better than yellow. Let the sun shine with the Sweet Lounge Chair from Ghidini 1961, delicious like a kernel of sweetcorn. We also like the lively Quetzal Armchair from Missana with its feather-shaped cushions inspired by the plume of a bird. Accessorise with the Coral Centre Piece from Formae and the surreally architectural Stair Table Lamp from Oblure and you have an interior space guaranteed to bring plenty of joy.


1. Sweet Lounge Chair by Ghidini 1961 | 2. Quetzal Armchair by Missana | 3. Coral Centre Piece by Formae | 4. Stair Table Lamp by Oblure


When the sun is high in the sky we like to return to nature and luxuriate in all its shades of green. Take a walk in the woods with the Forest Sofa from Scarlet Splendour and admire the majestic Bonsai Table from Boca do Lobo, its faceted green marble base reminiscent of a mossy rock outcrop. For a change in scenery we turn to the Volley Tennis Ball Lounge Chair from Lento, which evokes images of a perfectly manicured lawn, and the Carousel Suspension Light from Utu, shaped like the hanging gardens of Babylon in deliciously minty hues.


1. Bonsai Table by Boca Do Lobo | 2. Forest Sofa by Scarlet Splendour | 3. Volley Tennis Ball Lounge Chair | 4. Carousel Suspension Light by Utu Soulful Lighting


Disappointed by the damp weather? Turn up the heat and boost your mood with a fiery splash of red. Start with the D-Uffle Sofa from Diesel Living, its duffle bag inspired design rich with promises of adventure. The brick-red ceramic top of the Nuage Occasional Table from Coedition is bright like the sun and stands in interesting contrast to the sofa, whilst the crimson velvet Moulin Chair from Mambo adds a touch of class. Complete the scene with the whimsical La Palma Floor Light from Seletti and the vibe is hot and exciting, whatever the weather.


1. D-Uffle Sofa by Diesel Living | 2. Nuage Occasional Table by Coedition | 3. Moulin Chair by Mambo Unlimited Ideas | 4. La Palma Floor Lamp by Seletti


For many people summer is all about lazy days by the sea, where glistening turquoise waters meet the cobalt blue sky. Blue is also the colour of peace and tranquility, the perfect shade for creating a chillout space to escape the midday heat. Lounge on the One Page Armchair from Moroso, a cocoon of cool with its sculptural seat and striking ombre effect upholstery. It looks great with the inky hued Hunua Blu Rug from Golran and the graphic Wedged Wall Wood Rug from Woak. The Enso Table Light from Catellani & Smith offers a striking flourish of electric blue and would complement the furniture effortlessly.



White hot and super-cool, white is the standout colour of summer, especially on furniture with a futuristic, sculptural vibe. Great examples include the shapely Rowan Sofa from Dare, with its balance of contemporary looks and classical features. Likewise the Puff Chips Armchair from Collector has an intriguingly retro-futuristic form. They both look great with the highly geometric Artist Side Table from 101 Copenhagen and the Dandelion Suspension Light from LZF, an outstanding abstraction of natural form.