If you have a room that's due an interior design update, take a look at the colour trend predictions from the experts at Crown Paints for the coming year.
Image: Revival, Secret Escape and Fairy Dust, all Crown Paints
As we draw towards the end of another year, you can't help but wonder what 2020 holds for interior design trends.
When it comes to the colours we paint our homes, each paint brand has its own ideas. Dulux has predicted Tranquil Dawn as the colour of 2020, while Graham & Brown opted for a rich bottle-green Adeline and Benjamin Moore a spritely shade of blush pink called First Light.
Now the experts at Crown Paints have thrown their hats into the ring, revealing the big colour trends they predict will form our decorating habits in the spring and summer of 2020. Rather than a single shade, their predictions are based around ideas and philosophies for how our homes are evolving in use an style, creating striking colour palettes that are easy to adopt into future interior design plans.
Bold and unexpected
Image: Powder Blue and Palm Springs, both Crown Paints
The 'Direct' trend is all about thinking outside the box and colouring outside the lines. The palette, which includes cobalt Into the Blue and plum red Scrumptious, is designed to be used in creative and unexpected combinations.
Judy Smith, Crown Colour Consultant, explains how to piece together a look inspired by this trend: "Differing weights of colour create a dynamism and tension, whether connecting one room to another or adding a block of contrast across natural architectural boundaries."
The styled room shown demonstrates this rebellious decorating idea by painting a statement block of colour over the wall, architrave and door.
Fresh and playful
Image: Revival, Crown Paints
While the palette of the 'Rethink' trend is purposefully artificial, from this hero Revival mint to the futuristic Fairy Dust pink, the idea behind it is focussed on sustainability and recycling.
These colour combinations take inspiration from new techniques for creating materials from waste products to make bright, bold composite materials.
When it comes to styling a look, Colour Specialist Jemma Saunders says: "Pop of pink and red accessories contrast and bring the trend to life."
Peaceful and natural
Image: Khaki Twist and Gentle Olive, Crown
Inspired by the idea of Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese philosophy centred around forest bathing, the Connect trend draws its palette from nature.
By layeringdifferent green colours, you can create a scheme with depth, but that is also calming and restorative.
Kathryn Lloyd, Crown Colour Specialist, explains: "The styling is heavily influenced by Japanese design. Low level furniture and an uncomplicated décor further convey a sense of calm."
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