DECOR SOURCEBOOK – INTERIOR PAINT TRENDS 2014

Interior Paint guide Green

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ow are you? After a few incidents of too much cake, I am chilling out and having some calorie free fun with colour today. Homebase asked me to share any interior paint trends for 2014 that I might have noticed on my internet and high street travels, and I am more than happy to share my finds.

Interior paint trends for 2014 that I might have noticed on my internet and high street travels, and I am more than happy to share my finds.

The first colours that caught my eye were lovely bright greens splashed here and there. From the palest mint on all four walls, to this chalky distressed tongue and groove panelling in a Caribbean green. For those of you that are faint hearted, how about adding some colourful touches to a favourite piece of furniture, or using some more muted greens from Dulux?Interior Paint guide Gold and YellowNext I was drawn in by yellows and golds, the 60′s and 70′s look seemed to be calling out to me, and golds compliment that era and style so well. Yellow in all it’s shades is a happy colour indeed, I have painted a few frames in various yellows to add a dash of summery flare to our walls, and a friend has painted her daughters wardrobe in a super bright shade like the one above and it looks amazing! Colours above – Babouche by Farrow and Ball, Lemon Punch by Dulux and Gold Leaf by Crown.Interior Paint guideBlue and reds are also high on the list of colours I keep seeing and I like them more and more. Dark versions of these are creating moody rooms all over the world and I would love to try them out. They work well if you are trying to create a mid century modern space or an arty and Bloomsbury style setting. As you can guess I am totally obsessing about both – Charleston Farmhouse on one hand and Mad Men on the other! In a room with understated furnishings, how about using a bold background colour to showcase a favourite painting? From top: City Blues by Crown, Eating Room Red by Farrow and Ball and Teal Tension by Dulux.

As you can guess I am totally obsessing about both – Charleston Farmhouse on one hand and Mad Men on the other!

If bold interiors are not for you yet, other shades that always on my radar are the perfect scandi white, and a lovely soft grey. We usually see various hues in the UK skies ranging from delicate dove, to down right angry charcoal, so no wonder we Brits have embraced every shade of grey possible for our walls. The ones I picked out here are: All White by Farrow and Ball, Lime Wash by Crown and Chic Shadow by Dulux.

Are you thinking of trying out any colour boldness in the future? Or are you in love with all things white and grey? Let me know below, as I would love to find out how your walls look!

Images via – Greens –  JJ Locations, Jessica Tremp via the Design Files and Farrow and Ball. Yellows – Rachel Whiting for Design Bloggers at HomeBonnie Tsang for matchbook magazine and Dulux. Blue Red Pale – Farrow and Ball, Joss and Main via Pinterest and Dulux.

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