2017 paint colour trends to save you the hassle
While it may seem like only yesterday the New Year was ushered in, colour experts are already looking well into the future and predicting colours for home decorators for 2017 and 2018.
The new The Range 2018 fashion colours fandeck from Resene includes the latest on trend paint colours for a quick fashion update for your home. Here are five paint colour trends for next year.
Not so many years ago, there were just a handful of paint colours to choose from. As tinting technology has developed, decorators have been blessed with a growing rainbow of choice. Decorators have learnt to appreciate subtle nuances that would once have simply been glossed over.
What once was off-white, may now be beige, greige, cream or chalk. Colours are deeper and complex, layered with subtle undertones.
Dusky tones develop as multiple colourways and weathered undertones merge. Let the subtleties play off each other with a tone on tone colour scheme using strength variations – quarter, half, full, double - of the same colour.
Time to escape… indoors. Nature has always had a strong influence on choices, and never more so than now. With many addicted to technology and more time spent indoors, the great outdoors is coming in… in surfaces, finishes, colours and accessorising.
Clear finishes and natural wood stains protect against modern life and allow the natural beauty to be seen. Teamed with greens, blues and pops of colour that would be at home in a flower garden.
Decorators are also taking indoor spaces outdoors with ‘outdoor rooms’ with all the luxury of the interior but protected from the harshness of Mother Nature; enjoying the great outdoors without being exposed.
Green is not the only colour of nature to embrace. Think of the splendour of sunsets and sunrises and the bright blooms of a spring garden.
Neutrals are dusky and earthy too, with grey and beige co-mingling and blackened white, such as Resene Black White, popular as a backdrop.
Laying the latest trends on nice and thick.