Nothing makes a bigger impact upon our mood, feelings and behaviour than colour. Colour schemes set the backdrop to your home; reflecting personal taste, personality, culture and interests. Colour is quite simply one of the most important elements in home design.
This love of colour led Crown Paints some time ago to assemble an expert panel to pinpoint the latest colour trends. This year, the Colour Influences team has produced three stunning, eye-catching palettes that provide inspirational, on-trend ideas to anyone building their home, whatever stage of build.
‘Stillness’ is the first palette in the collection intended to induce a relaxed mood. Taking its inspiration from ethereal scenes of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, the colours anchor us in the moment; daily distractions and disruptions are easily forgotten and our worries melt away. Here the graduation of colour mimics a hazy sunrise and creates a serene space, perfect for reflection. The soothing shade of yellow fades into architectural greys, with a clever ombre effect reflecting the subtlety of water colours. If you’re looking to create a serene, sophisticated space in the home, the colours in this palette will combine in a room to relax the mood and cocoon you in a welcome break from a hectic day.
The second palette, ‘Fusion’ showcases rich, vibrant hues in a complex, ornamented design. Inspiration for this trend comes from marrying traditional ethnic design with bold colour, with multi-layering for a contemporary look.
Fusion drenches walls in vivid colour, using a patchwork of stencils to give an almost distressed feel – a strong look that you could confine to one area of a room, like a statement wall, to add individuality. Colour is exciting and the fusion trend is all about a mix and clash of colours to create something new and exciting in your home.
The third and final palette ‘Free Spirit’ is a fun trend evoking a faded 80s Miami glamour. Combining coral, orange and aqua tones against a backdrop of luxury details, it includes the use of quirky shapes to punctuate walls. Free Spirit is non-conforming and is all about choosing things that you love to please yourself.
With this trend, you can really celebrate your individuality; there are no rules – glamorous accessories will only add to the look. These bright, clear colours are full of energy and combine to create a playful look that would work particularly well in a bedroom or even a child’s room. At Crown Decorating Centres, these colours are available in Crown Paints’ high-quality, professional brands. These include Crown Trade, Sadolin and Sandtex Trade, and all are crafted with more than 200 years of knowledge and experience. Self-builders can find out more about colour, as well as product advice on any of the Crown Paint ranges, at Crown Decorating Centres nationwide. To find your nearest store, visit the website.