2017 paint colour trends to save you the has­sle

South Waikato News - - Property -

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.

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