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WSS Home: Blue Hues. Win a Morphy Richards Kitchen Set worth $330

If you head into any retail store at the moment, you will see a huge trend towards jewel hued tones this year. From burgundy and berry tones through to blues. Dark, rich colours are making a huge statement.

One colour to stand out from the other are blue hues (think royal blues and dark teal), in which we have seen velvet royal blue and teal chairs and lounges have a popular resurgence. Although, dark blue isn’t just being used in upholstery and decor. We have seen it in wall colours, tiles and even kitchen cabinetry.

Blue is a colour that is traditional and timeless, creating a sophisticated look that will remain forever stylish when used in interior decor.

You don’t need to go all out and buy new cabinetry, painting walls or buying new furniture to get the latest looks. Easily update your home with wall art, throws, cushions, new bedding, decor pieces and small appliances.

Here are our favourite blue pieces for your home we have found on the interwebs:

Wall Art

Adding wall art instantly lifts a room and we are loving these gorgeous moody blue prints.

 From left: Submergence print, Jespen Bayleaf Print and Loxley Framed Canvas Wall Art

Cushions and Throws

Just as adding art to a wall can instantly change a room, so can updating cushions and throws. Blue hued accessories go well with just about any sofa or lounge suite colour too.

 From left: Tallet ThrowZarine cushionKennelly Cushion and Evie Woven Throw.

Home Decor

Blue home decor items add a Hamptons style luxury to the tops of side boards, table and coffee tables. We love blue decor items for their ability to add classic style to any home. How cute is the flower vase?

 From left:  Blue Tipped Vases, Stripe UrnLandon Storage Box and Painted Ceramic Vase.


It’s no wonder that after neutrals such as white, grey and black, blue is the most popular colour for decorating bedrooms. And what makes blue even more praise worthy is its adaptability. Match it with just about any other colour; it just works. Use it with any decorating theme; blue can handle it. There’s always a blue combination that right for your home.

 From left: Seville Indigo sheet setTieppo quilt cover1000 thread count sheets and Eastley Quilt Cover Set.


Our bathroom is mainly cream and browns and blue bathroom accessories match well with the colour pallet but blue towels and accessories would also blend in well with most bathroom shades, particularly white.

 From left: Ombre bathroom accessoriesMontauk Stripe bath towelCambridge bathroom accessories and Luxury Egyptian Towel Collection


When used in your kitchen, blue will add a touch of drama and mystery, yet feel refreshing when paired with uplifting shades like white, silver or the latest in gold taps, sinks and hardware or classic chrome hardware. Blue is also a terrific accent colour, and add the perfect amount of contrast when used on statement spaces like back splashes and cabinetry.

 From left: Izmir dining pieces, Country Road Elli tea towel, Le Creuset pot and Royal Doulton ED Mugs.


Speaking of blue for the kitchen, Morphy Richards, has released a beautiful and stylish range of small appliances including the deep blue Scandi Aspect range.

It’s no secret that Scandinavian décor is has been huge over the last year or so. Minimalist vibes to clean lines, everything about ‘Scandi’ is simply stylish. Wood accents play a large role in the Nordic look, so Morphy Richards

Heat your water in style and start mornings right with the Morphy Richards Scandi Aspect Kettle. Balancing form and function, the Aspect kettle features a 2200W heating element for quick boiling and a contemporary design that complements contemporary kitchens.

With a 1.5L capacity painted stainless steel finish, illuminated on/off switch, 360 degree cordless base, water level window and removable ring pull lid, coffee time is a total pleasure.  The removable limescale filter ensures water purity and the fail-safe cut out eliminates boiling dry.

The Morphy Richards Aspect 4 slice toaster offers 4 slice operation with variable browning control. With deep self-centring toasting slots and a frozen bread setting, perfect toast is ensured every time.  A removable crumb tray, cancel and re-heat button, high-lift facility and pause and check function make this practical appliance, the ‘toast’ of the kitchen.

The Aspect Scandi collection combines craftsmanship and quality for a premium effortless design in a contemporary look & feel, and the gorgeous wooden trim base is a complement for any kitchen. Wood has never looked this good!

The Kettle RRP is $159 and Toaster $169. Morphy Richards appliances are available at Harvey Norman.


We’re giving one lucky person the chance to win this stunning Morphy Richards kettle and toaster combo valued at $330. For your chance to win, fill in the form below by Midight EST on Friday 15 June 2018. Open to Australian residents only.

Terms and conditions: The “Morphy Richards” giveaway is a game of skill and the most creative entry will be deemed the winner. The competition opens Monday 4st June 5PM EST and closes on Friday the 15th June at Midnight EST. One entry per person. Australian entries only, sorry. There is 1 prize to be won, with a total value of $330.00. Winner will be notified via email. All entries will be signed up to our mailing list upon entry, if you do not wish to sign up to Woman of Style and Substance’s mailing lists, please let us know via email. Good luck!

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