I’ve been receiving lots of lovely enquiries recently about advice on choosing paint colours to coordinate alongside my latest Mairi Helena Homelands Collection! So you have all kindly spurred me along to write a little blog post looking at some thoughts and ideas that I’ve had on paint colours that complement my velvet and linen fabrics. Plus I’ve included a few ideas of coordinating fabrics too which I hope may help provide some ideas for your upcoming home interior decorating projects.

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Island Botanist 
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So let’s start with my Mairi Helena Island Botanist Fabric and Wallpaper
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Paint Colours
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Pair with the inky tones of Farrow & Ball Hague Blue or if you’d like to go a shade lighter then consider Stiffkey Blue.
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Fabrics
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In my mood board above I’ve included a striking ‘Tessella Peacock’ from Sanderson, a stripy silk called ‘Mayan Sun’ from Jim Thomson and I’ve picked out ochre colours with the help of a Zoffany Linen  ‘Cybele Amber and a ‘Boho Velvets Old Gold’ from Sanderson.
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Hebridean Homeland 
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Paint Colours
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Ideas include Farrow & Ball Lamp Room Grey or Elephant’s Breath
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Fabrics 
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My mood board features a beautiful dappled fabric from Anthology called ‘Odoko Jade/Brass’ as well as a fabric which pulls out the greys and hint of purple called ‘Misty Haze Grape’ from Sanderson.
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Highland Tundra Wallpaper 
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Paint Colours 
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Match alongside F&B Skimming Stone and consider Slipper Satin for around your windowsills and doors.
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Glen Voil 
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Paint Colours 
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Ooh there’s so may options! If you’re really wanting to make a statement and style it dark then how about Farrow & Ball Railings or alternatively the lovely rich purple tones of Pelt or deep Mahogany.
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Fabrics
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I’d recommend keeping it rich and cosy and opting for a soft plush velvet. The purple velvet featured above is called ‘Boho Velvets Fig’ from Sanderson. The beautiful bird linen fabric featured also is called ‘Indigo Ink’ from Jim Thomson..
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Crossing Tides
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Paint Colours
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Consider Farrow & Ball’s soft Calluna or Brassica.
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Fabrics
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I’ve styled my Crossing Tides fabric and wallpaper in my mood board above with another beautiful Jim Thomson linen called ‘Lilac’ as well as the ‘Misty Haze Grape’ Sanderson fabric featured in my Hebridean Homeland mood board.
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Whispering Bramble 
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Paint Colours 
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Those inky tones of Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue and Stiffkey Blue are creeping in again!
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Fabrics 
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Harlequin have a lovely dappled silver polyester/cotton called ‘Eglomise Platinum’ which is featured here along with a hint a contrasting ochre gold in the form of Sanderson’s ‘Boho Velvets Old Gold’.
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Deer Stalker 
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And finally we have my Mairi Helena Deer Stalker Fabric and Wallpaper
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Paint Colours 
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Farrow & Ball Elephant’s Breath suits the lilac tones creeping through this design.
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Fabrics 
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Featured fabrics include the Harlequin ‘Eglomise Platinum’ and Sanderson ‘Misty Haze Grape’ along with Zoffany’s linen cotton ‘Quartz Twill Rose’ and light Linen ‘Rimini Cameo’.
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So I hope that’s sparked fuel for thought for your own interior projects?! You can view my full range of Mairi Helena fabrics and wallpapers from my new Homelands range here!
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I’d love to hear what fabrics and paint colours you’ve styled your Mairi Helena fabrics and wallpapers alongside, please do feel free to leave a comment below!
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Until next time…
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