New Neutrals: Earth Tones Are This Summer’s Most Sophisticated Colour Story

From sweet honey and maple hues, to rich terracotta and subtle sand, warm and comforting earth-inspired tones are firmly back in favour for summer. Yep, beige might have been off your radar of late, but it’s back and has shed its barren-desert reputation for a rich, refined, elegant and season-appropriate persona.

In fashion speak, a neutral palette can either serve as a blank canvas upon which to add colour, or as the main building blocks of an effortlessly chic look. We’ll be layering tones for a soft yet luxurious feel as well as allowing the bohemian-appeal of woven pieces to instil some wanderlust. A smattering of textured, gold accessories add a bright, beachy feel, too.

Plus, from minimalist ecru, to pretty blush and frothy-cappuccino shades, a calming interiors colour scheme can be instantly soothing. One look at the minimalist beauty of Casas Na Areia, Portugal, and you’ll be sold.

So, whether you’re pining after the rich, peachy terracotta colours of Marrakesh’s souks, or the white-gold sands that Tulum’s beaches are famed for, compliment mother nature with these 24 buys.

My 812

"Surround yourself with mother nature with a stay at Casas Na Areia (above), a traditional thatched beach house in Comporta, Portugal. Part of the Silent Living group, this beautifully-understated home-away-from-home is bare-foot luxury at its best. The area also happens to be renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches and fine local wines. Idyllic."