How to Tell if a Paint Colour is a Trend or Here to Stay

16 . 10 . 2018

With so many reality TV shows sweeping the nation, it’s hard not to be inspired by the beautiful decor and stunning designs we’re seeing every evening. If you’ve ever painted your home, or your considering painting it in the near future, then you know how difficult it is to decide which colour to choose – after all, painting your home is a long process, and not one that you want to do with the changing of the seasons. That’s why we’re here to help you know what’s a trend, and what looks are here to stay!

Current Trends

These are the colours that have huge surges of popularity, then fade away to nothing but a distant memory – think mission brown. Set by designers, architects, and even the fashion capitals of the world, choosing these colours means your home will be in style but may end up dating quicker than you’d like.

  • Ocean Blue: This deep, jewel tone is a great choice for creating a luxurious depth in any room, and is a great way to stay on trend, especially if you want an opulent finish for your home.
     
  • Blush: Or ‘millennial Pink’ as it’s also been labelled, this trend has been here for few years now. With a range of shades, from brighter to more muted options, this is a colour that will instantly bring your home up to date.
     
  • Black: Not for the faint of heart, this colour is a great way to add instant style to your space. We recommend turning it into a feature, rather than painting all four walls, as this may leave you feeling hemmed in.

Here to Stay 

Colours like these will never go out of fashion. While they may experience high and low periods of popularity, choosing one of these shades will provide your home with longevity, and you may find it easier to change your décor to stay up to date with passing trends instead.

  • White: Simple, classic, clean and crisp. White will always be a great choice for any home, no matter what your personal style. While some say it’s too safe, we think it’s easy to style, and will never go out of fashion.
     
  • Grey: Grey has been having a major moment for the last few years, and some worry that it’s on its way out. However, we think the range of shades provide the perfect backdrop for whatever bright, bold colour is currently ‘on trend’.
     
  • Greige: Whilst you may not have heard of the term, you’ve definitely seen the colour. Greige, a cross between grey and beige, could be the ideal shade for bringing some warmth into your home without going over the top.

There is a third option when it comes to choosing a paint colour – choose something you love! That way it doesn’t matter what is and isn’t in style, you’ll have a space that you enjoy spending your time in. After all, it’s your home. It reflects your personal tastes and style, and the paint colour you choose should support that. Get in touch with our team today if you’re looking for expert advice and our colour consultants will work with you to create your dream look, regardless of what’s on trend.