Last year, in 2017 about 27% of Australians painted something in their home. That’s over 3.7 million people! They’re painting interior or exterior walls, window sills or ceilings.
Why? Well, painting is one of the quickest, cheapest, and easiest ways to redecorate. It’s also really noticeable and make a huge difference in how you feel about your home.
Would you like to jump on that bandwagon? Here are the hottest paint colour trends for this year. Choose your favourite and give your home the makeover it deserves.
Black is Back
Black may seem like too dark and foreboding of a colour to use in interior design. Trust us when we say it’s not. Black is showing up very strong in paint colour trends for 2018.
Black makes a powerful statement. Use it in the right accents to for an edgy, modern look. You can paint an accent wall black, but be careful how you do it. Choose a space with lots of natural light, otherwise, you’ll make a dark space darker.
Try pairing the colour with natural wood furniture. The gentle colour softens the black and the combination is a great contrast.
If you like the idea, but solid black is a touch too Goth for you, here’s an idea. Try a colour with purple undertones, like a very dark eggplant. The purple softens the look so it’s not quite so shocking.
Bold colours reminiscent of berries are all the rage this year. Think tones like raspberry pink and strawberry red.
These bold colours make great accent walls that liven up your space. If you prefer a softer look, try a deeper berry colour. Perhaps something moving toward the purple side of the spectrum.
Add a little excitement to your space. Whatever hue you choose, berry colours add warmth and cheer to a room. This can be the perfect pick-me-up if you’re feeling a little down.
Like black, grey can create a solid, edgy look. But grey is quite a bit more versatile. You can create soft looks with grey too. It’s all in how you use it.
Don’t ever stick with the same shade of grey in a room. That get’s boring quick. Stick with the same tone but change up the shade.
What do we mean by that? Well, grey can have different undertones. For example, a soft purple or a brighter blue. Choose greys that have the same undertones, but in lighter and darker shades. That’s how you make a room interesting with a “boring” colour like grey.
Adding a few accents in bright colours can really make things pop. We suggest a sofa or bedspread in a rich berry colour. Get creative and you can do amazing things with this versatile colour scheme.
Do you know why many people find the ocean so calming? Some say it’s the soothing sound of crashing waves. But did you know that blue-green colour tones have a calming effect on people?
That could be why turquoise and other shades of blue-green are showing up in paint colour trends. Many of us lead stressful lives these days and could use a bit of calming effect in our homes.
The soft colour is versatile and you can use it in virtually every room of your home. Have trouble relaxing to go to sleep? Try adding a muted blue-green shade to your bedroom walls.
The colour also pairs nicely with light wooden furniture. Throw in a few seashell accents for a peaceful beachside look.
If you want to liven things up a little, but not too much, turquoise is a great colour. A bright turquoise makes a bold statement without being as strong and flashy as the berry shades.
Yellow is the colour of sunshine. As such, it always has a happy connotation to it. The sight of bright and refreshing yellow can make you feel better after a tough day.
Darker rich tones of goldenrod yellow are perfect for creating a warm, inviting space. We suggest adding cream and the right shade of blue for the perfect accent.
For a bold statement pair a rich yellow with strong black. You’ll be right on trend as well as create a strong, bold space. Don’t overdo it, though, you don’t want your space to look like a bumblebee. Using your accents well is how you make this work.
Earth tones seem like they’re always on trend, and with good reason. These calm colours are easy to work with and create a relaxing environment.
Try a deep umber with faded red accents. A soft beige warms up a sterile white room nicely. Add some light wood furniture for a quaint, fresh look.
There’s so much you can do in this category, the possibilities are endless. There is something for every room in your home.
Pink has long represented delicacy and femininity. But all that is changing. Pink is coming into its own right as a strong, powerful colour.
Pink is provocative and can evoke many different emotions. It depends on the person, of course. That’s what makes pink so relatable and versatile as a paint colour.
Try splashing a few pink accents around your bedroom for a passionate pick-me-up. A full accent wall in a bold version of the colour would also make a strong statement.
Pick One of These Paint Colour Trends
Pick your favourite one of these paint colour trends to liven up your space. It’s an inexpensive, low commitment way to bring new life into your home. If you don’t like it you can always paint it a different colour later.
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