You can always rely on neutrals.
While there’s plenty of talk these days about ‘the new neutrals’ – whereby you treat more pigmented shades with the same confidence as you would a neutral, taking them all over the room and even onto ceilings – there are still a collection of shades that are the originals, the real deal.
Classic neutrals that have a touch more depth to them than pure whites and yellow-based creams such as Driftwood and Silver Birch are a match made in heaven for Saffron. They help to pare it back but also play up to Saffron’s rich, earthy side – it’s a colour that can be taken down a few different avenues.
If you go for this approach, try weaving in a few darker wood accents, ideally antiques or those pieces that are designed to look and feel like they’re from times gone by. Medium-toned woods work well too but it’s helpful to have some contrast and some texture. Our new Wycombe dining chairs and benches are just perfect at achieving both – a wholesome mid-tone oak and woven seat.
This is exactly the moodboard we followed for our Provençal-style kitchen where Saffron yellow cabinetry combines with an aged flagstone floor, timber furniture and both gnarly walnut chopping boards and garlands of garden herbs to love, to look at, but also to use.