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House paint colour trends for spring 2019

As we wave goodbye to winter, we also see the end of floral tones and bold colours. Fortunately, the colour experts at this year’s recent Ideal Home Show have revealed their top colour trends for spring 2019.

Woodland shades

Most paint brands have already released their colours of the year and 2019’s theme is very much centred around a more mindful, lifestyle-based approach. This is a stark contrast to last year which was all about vibrant reds, modern metallics and even statement black walls.

Woodland shades including mushroom greys and fern-inspired colours are very trendy at the moment. Blended with warm brown colours, this gives off an old world, naturalist feel. Ideal for those who love to bring a bit of the outdoors into their home.

Brown tones of spiced honey

Having been revealed as Dulux’s colour of the year 2019, 1970s chic is officially back. If you’re not sure how to incorporate brown shades into your colour scheme without it looking too old fashioned, opt for caramel shades such as spiced honey.

Creative director of Dulux, Marianne Shillingford says:

“Just a spoonful of honey makes all the difference. Especially when you want to create a decorating scheme that’s soothing and welcoming. Spiced Honey is one of those colours that you don’t need a lot to make a difference. Use it to balance out rich vibrant shades that you love but feel a bit nervous using in a living room.’

Visit their website for more details – https://www.dulux.co.uk/en/colour-year-2019-dulux

Hunter greens

Continuing with the nature theme, we’ll be seeing a lot of hunter greens this year.

Giving your house a fresh lick of paint is one of the quickest, easiest and most affordable ways to freshen it up and even increase its value. The great thing about this shade is that it’s timeless and works beautifully with natural elements and neutral tones. It also transitions seamlessly between walls, furniture and accessories and it’s gender neutral.

As a general rule, use darker greens in shady rooms to emphasise their depth. Use cooler, paler greens in darker rooms for their light reflective qualities and opt for grey-greens on woodwork to create that heritage look.

Hunter green colours really do ensure that your home will look great for years to come as well as appeal to potential buyers if you’re thinking about putting your house on the market.


If you’re someone who does like to be bold with the décor, you’ll be pleased to hear that Pantone’s colour of the year is Living Coral.

Interior design expert, Carolyn Pressly suggests breaking this shade into its two counterparts – orange and pink. Add a shade of white as well and paint alternate vertical stripes for an energising and uplifting look that won’t feel too OTT.

Complete the look with some beautiful window shutters. Shutters have a classic design that don’t age and because they look great in white, they really compliment rooms which feature a bolder design.

Washed, muted tones

Emphasising just how trendy re-creating the look of nature is, Crown has also based their 2019 colour palette on the natural beauty of weathered eroding surfaces.

The paint experts recommend creating an ombrè effect for a truly stylish look. This tends to work best in rooms where you want to relax such as the living room, bedroom or bathroom because it leaves the room feeling calm and soothing.

For more great interior design trends for 2019, head over to Elle Décor – https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/g23550602/design-trends-2019/

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