Princess Eugenie is not afraid of taking a fashion risk – particularly when it comes to her headpieces.
Over the years she has sported hats and fascinators in a dazzling array of shapes and sizes – and in every colour imaginable.
While the creations might not be to everyone’s taste they have struck a chord with creatives at global paint company Valspar, who have unveiled a whole palette of colours inspired by Eugenie’s most memorable looks.
And don’t worry if you’re struggling to imagine how coral red or lime green might work in your home, for Valspar’s Jason de Kauwe has also offered practical tips on making the best use of each, whether its creating space or adding drama.
Bright and airy: Use whites and silvery neutrals to bounce light around a dining room, pictured
Classic: Princess Eugenie in neutral shades at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May
At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding earlier this year, Princess Eugenie wore an elegant white pillbox hat that oozed sophistication.
This versatile paint shade is a perfect way to open up a space. Jason said: ‘When used in the home, light silvery neutrals allow light to be bounced around the room and are perfect for living spaces as they create a sense of calm and openness.
‘These shades are extremely versatile and when layered with classic blues and greys, really show off the beautiful simplicity of the scheme.’
Modern: Contrast deep, indigo blue with powder pink accessories for an on-trend interior
Perfectly co-ordinated: Eugenie, right, and Beatrice, left, arrive at Royal Ascot in 2008
‘Deep blues will help transition interiors into the winter months and choosing a shade with undertones of purple is a great way to add depth to spaces,’ Jason explained.
‘When paired with on-trend brass accents and powdery pink accessories, these shades create a modern and stylish space.’
The colour draws on the vibrant indigo Eugenie plumped for while attending Royal Ascot in 2008.
Striking: Grey and white accessories are the perfect way to offset a vibrant coral red wall
Pop of colour: Eugenie took a similar approach for church on Christmas Day in 2016
Eugenie offset a grey and black outfit with a vibrant coral hat when she attended church in Sandringham on Christmas Day in 2016.
A similar approach can be taken when it comes to incorporating the colour into your interiors.
‘Coral shades balance the impact of red with the freshness of orange,’ Jason said. ‘Soften with light grey accessories to create a striking but contemporary look.’
Pop with personality: Lime green makes a bold statement – but can also be used for furniture
Clash of colour: Princess Eugenie paired a purple outfit with a lime green at at Ascot in 2006
It is certainly bright, but Princess Eugenie did not shy away from lime green when it came to her outfit for Royal Ascot in 2006.
Indeed she leaned into the bright colour, pairing it with a bold purple ensemble.
Jason explained bold greens can be used to breathe ‘new life into interiors and are evocative of a fresh start, growth and vitality’.
If an entire wall in lime green seems too much, why not use the colour to upcycle a piece of furniture and create something that pops with colour and personality.
Draw the eye: Use bright shades of blue as statement colours to create unique accents in your interior spaces such as feature walls
Head turner: Princess Eugenie drew much comment for her look at William and Kate’s wedding in 2011. Pictured, Eugenie, left, with sister Princess Beatrice at the nuptials
The electric blue hat sported by Princess Eugenie at William and Kate’s wedding turned heads on the day and this shade can also make an impact in your home.
Jason said: ‘Use electric blues such against striking whites and glossy surfaces to instantly create an interior scheme reminiscent of the Greek islands.
‘Or, for a more contemporary look, use these shades of blue as statement colours to create unique accents in your interior spaces such as feature walls.’
Statement walls: Dark pinks stimulate energy, appetite and a social atmosphere in a room
Surprisingly versatile: Eugenie in one of her favourite hats at the Easter Sunday Service in April
A favourite of Princess Eugenie, her magenta hat has been worn on a number of occasions, proving just how surprisingly versatile it is.
Jason said: ‘Great for dining rooms or statement walls, dark pinks stimulate energy, appetite and a social atmosphere.
‘Ensure that your accessories differ in their shades, think about introducing light greys or dark woods into the mix as this will create a luxurious feel without the room being too overwhelming.’