home: trend [ colours of 2018 ]

home: trend [ colours of 2018 ]

Every year we are given a top colour from the big names in paint, and every year we ponder on whether to follow the trend or stay well away! This time around there is a mixed bag with the one everyone is talking about from Pantone – Ultra Violet.

Love it or hate it, it’s refreshing to see Pantone share a daring shade to get us all discussing. It’s not a paint colour that many are going to go crazy for, but don’t rule it out. Accenting a room with accessories or soft furnishing in a purple tone will certainly bring a new dimension to a room and make a statement.

Farrow & Ball and Dulux have opted for a more safe colour pallete for 2018. F&B has launched Drop Cloth, a dark cream that brings warmth to a room.

‘We’ve named this colour Drop Cloth in honour of all the painters and decorators who have worked with Farrow & Ball paints for so long, as it’s the traditional name for a dust sheet. The colour has a subtle touch of mystery about it’

Drop Cloth is a great backdrop to put on your walls, allowing for stronger accents and accesories of colour to stand out and compliment. We love this colour for its subtle and understated finish. 

Dulux bring us Heart Wood, a warm neutral tone with a touch of heather. Combine with other natural colours for a relaxed,  balanced space or try navy blue and gold for a luxury feel. This colour can cover a large space and not feel overwhelming, and would actually work in any room.


home: trend [ Red ]

home: trend [ Red ]

With new colour trends appearing all the time its hard to keep up. Decorating whole rooms to the latest shades is not always an option, so instead it’s a great time to start introducing accessories and accents.

A big colour choice for now, going into next year is Red. Not an easy one to work with, so our advice is to keep it simple. Red is a colour that is going to shout out within a room, so make sure the pieces you choose enhance the space, not clutter it.

A statement clock or cabinet will draw attention in a room, as well as an armchair or sofa. Perhaps opt for a painted wall, a chalky matt finish will tone the effect down and in turn will create a more subtle finish.

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A monochrome, white walled room is going to act as the best back drop to red accessories, but an industrial look also looks great with red light fittings or tiles, ideal in a kitchen.

Whatever your thoughts on the colour Red there is no doubting it’s uplifting and fun. We are on board!

1. Cabinet from ikea.com [ £70 ]

2. Pendant lamp by Muuto from ambientedirect.com [ £95 ]

3. Sofa from made.com [ £649 ]

4. Vase from habitat.co.uk [ £15 ]

5. Clock by Newgate from amara.com [ £75 ]

6. Chair from futureandfound.com [ £219 ]

7. Side table from ikea.com [ £20 ]

8. Cushion by Bella Freud from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £160 ]

9. Cabinet by Kartell from heals.com [ from £72 ]