Rich yet vibrant, mustard bridges the gap between muted earthy browns and sunshine yellow. It’s often seen as a tricky colour to wear but in home design it’s a different story. Full of warmth, it makes rooms feel cosy and inviting.
In homeware this season, mustard is as hot as the condiment, ranging from the darker browns of French mustard to the more zippy yellows of its English counterpart.
Lighter mustard veering towards custard yellow looks funky and pop paired with fuchsia and turquoise. Teamed with smoky grey or midnight blue, playing up its rich luminosity, mustard looks truly contemporary.
Thanks to their geometric patterns, Welsh Blankets’ mustard cushions look crisply modern, while the new Harvest home range from Sainsbury’s includes knitted wool cushions and a tray adorned with midcentury-style wheat stalks and poppy seedpods.
Lighting is one area where mustard is much in evidence. Habitat’s Tommy light, Hand &