The last couple of years have seen a trend for blues and greens when it comes to home decorating, but 2015 looks set to get warmer. This year looks set to be all about orange, red and pink, and Dulux has named its combination Copper Blush paint as its Colour of the Year.
Here is a look at some of the other on-trend options available right now that would look great teamed with crisp whites and neutrals and would perfectly complement metallic finishes such as copper and gold, along with natural wood.
Jungle Ginger 3 is a versatile warm paint available from Dulux that will seem fresh in the spring and summer but is the ideal base for creating a cosy feel during the colder months. Grab a tester from the Dulux shop for just £1, and see for yourself how you could make it work in your home. For the ultimate in timeless style, consider Laura Ashley’s Water-Based Matt Emulsion Paint in Paprika, £18.90 for 2.5 litres.
If you fancy being in the pink during 2015, Craig & Rose 1829 Persian Rose Matt Emulsion Paint is £24.37 for 2.5 litres at B&Q and offers a really classy chalky finish that would work beautifully with shabby-chic white furniture or fixtures. For a more traditional and yet subtle pink, B&Q’s Colours Pink Silk Emulsion Paint, £13.94 for 2.5 litres, is a really affordable and stylish option.
If you’re looking for a great feature-wall colour, check out Home of Colour Coral Crush Emulsion Paint, £9.99 for a litre from Homebase. This will work well with many different neutral shades and will really bring out the warmth of wood and leather furniture.
There is no hotter colour when it comes to interior paint than red in 2015, but that doesn’t mean your home has to end up looking like Santa’s grotto or, worse still, something that would be more suited to a certain area of Amsterdam. A great choice is Home of Colour Sanctuary Lacquer Red, £13.99 for 1.25 litres, which offers the perfect mix of vibrancy, warmth and subtlety.
For a great pink/red combo, have a look at Laura Ashley’s Water-Based Paint in Pale Cranberry, which is £18.90 for 2.5 litres, or pick up a £1 Cranberry Emulsion tester from Dulux direct so you can try before you buy.