Colour Trends: Winter/Spring 2018

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As we move into the new year we reflect on the latest colour trends and how they will evolve in 2018.

Deep blue 

The undisputed winner of the last year has been Payne’s Grey. This deep, rich inky blue is everywhere. A favourite for cosy living rooms it can be pared perfectly with natural tones such as tan leather, wood and sheepskin, It also works equally well with flashes of bright or sweet pastels. 
Other strong blues such as SmaltSaxe Blue and Lido Blue are also popular, and the soft powdery Swedish Blue remains an enduring favourite.

Pastel pink 

Light and muted pinks have been growing in popularity, both as a backdrop on walls and as accent colours in accessories such as cushions and bedding. Camisole Pink and Mackintosh Mauve provide a soft and sophisticated feel that works well in a living room, office or bedroom.

Bright yellow 

Yellow has shown itself to be the favourite accent of the year! Paired with the nations favourite new neutral – grey – yellows such as Jarosite and Lamplighter stand out and are soothed by the surrounding grey. Traditional colour theory also shows us that yellow is a natural partner to blue, so grab some yellow cushions to complement that Payne's Grey wall.

Enduring grey 

Grey is here to stay. Grey replaced magnolia as the UK’s go to neutral around five years ago and shows no signs of being replaced any time soon! Wilkie Grey,Dundas and Study Room Blue are the most popular of our grey tones.

Copper, Rose Gold and Glitter 

The enduring trend towards copper and rose gold continues with our Copper Effect paint and Rose Gold Metallic Effect spray paint continuing to be popular. Our Starlight Silver Glitter Glaze is timelessly popular as it can be used to create a sophisticated look or to add interest in a childs room.

Colour Trend Predictions for 2018 

Pantone has released it's colour of the year for 2018; Ultra Violet. Purples are associated with royalty and wisdom. From the soft tones of Violet Slate to the deep rich Damson, our purple tones are perfect for creating a cozy feel over the winter months. 

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