New Year, New Painting Colour Trends

The start of a new year is always exciting as we look towards the new colour trends which  influence our interior design colour palettes for the next few months.

This year’s colours are a combination of smooth pastels and popping brights which give reference to the 60s and 70s. Make sure you get optimal results for your paint colour by sanding, filling and undercoating areas if required – preparation is key!

Here are four colour trends you’ll be seeing more of in 2015.

Natural Woodlands

This colour trend is strongly influenced by our natural world, specifically the combinations of light and dark in a landscape setting. Staying true to our understanding of natural colours, we see blues, browns and grey colours.

As a painter in the Northern Beaches and North Shore area we suggest the ‘Natural Woodlands’ colour palette will resonate with local residents who liken the colours with the Northern Sydney scenery of bushland and beaches.

This colour palette is the new standard of “neutrals” as it brings the outside in to evoke a sense of peacefulness and calm to any interior. (Link to “Create Calm amongst Clutter”)

This colour palette would also be appropriate for Strata managers looking for neutrals and earthy tones that would be appealing to their building residents.

The following Dulux colours work best when complemented with natural materials, such as timber, leather and fur to enhance their raw undertones.

Silent Pastels

Evoking a dreamlike feel, this colour palette achieves a simple balance through injecting colour in a light and airy hue. Pale purples and pinks are offset against peaches and golds to reference the chiller vibe of the 60s and 70s with an edgy twist.

Use the following Dulux colours in unexpected ways, such as mauve door frames and grey walls paired with an aqua occasional chair for a look that’s right on trend.

Unapologetic Brights

For those of us with a more daring colour preference look no further that this colour palette. Think canary yellows, burnt orange, bright aquas, all the way through to classic black. Throwing back to the 80s, this palette allows extreme creativity to triumph and encourages experimentation (of colour combos, that is…).

The following Dulux colours should be used in repetitive geometric shapes, offset by blocks of big, brave colour. I suggest a bright yellow sofa, with electric blue & burnt orange cushions. If you are unsure on using bright and bold colours in your home, look here for inspiration!

Going Green

With a strong focus on creating environmentally conscious living and work spaces, this palette complements any interior looking to bring their green focus to life. Featuring almost every tone of green, all the way to strong brown hues, this palette really practices what it preaches.

Using the following Dulux colours to complement leafy green indoor plants and succulents. Layer a mix of green tones with natural timber to nail this trend.

If you would like further assistance in selecting the best colours for your next space, contact Summit Coatings today on 02 9973 3131 and talk to us about colour consultancy and remember its never too late to ask for a quote.

Maxine Ottowa

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Maxine Ottowa