Grey and yellow interior design ideas

Sam Wylie-Harris reveals how to work Pantone’s popular palettes into your own interiors.

What happens when you take two contrasting colours – ‘ultimate grey’ and ‘illuminating’ (which is a bright, buttercup yellow)- and project this perfect match into interiors? Something surprisingly uplifting.

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Colour experts at the Pantone Colour Institute have defined these two shades as Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 – and we couldn’t be happier about it!

Especially now we’re all in winter lockdown, and need something to steer us in the right direction and bring a touch of brightness to our days ahead of springtime.

Said to be a ‘marriage of colour, conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting’, this is an uber union that’s easy to get right and

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Gardening: What’s this grey mould destroying my plants?

Hannah Stephenson offers the lowdown on grey mould, one of winter’s most prevalent plant diseases.

It’s already blighted my cyclamen in pots, has enveloped the leaves of my ornamental cabbages, and left the base of other plants in soggy tatters.

Grey mould, or botrytis, is one of our most common winter problems, a nuisance fungus that emerges during damp weather, invades greenhouse plants in cool and humid conditions, or attacks plants that have an open wound left by something else.

What are the symptoms?

It covers stems, foliage and fruit with a soft grey fluff and can seriously damage crops. While outdoor attacks are most common during wet weather in summer, when high temperatures and humidity prevail, in winter grey mould is most likely to happen under glass, when plants are at the lowest point of their annual growth cycle, producing a mass of vulnerable decaying foliage.

Which plants are affected?

So many plants can be hit by botrytis, including chrysanthemums and gladioli, tomatoes, onions, geraniums and a host of other plants.

It is common on apples, grapes, strawberries, raspberries and currants, while vegetables affected include beans, brassicas, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, potatoes and celery and carrots in store. Once it

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