As the days get longer and the sunshine warmer, spring is the perfect time to start thinking about an interior refresh. If you’ve spent the entire winter feeling uninspired about your walls, don’t fret — these 10 cutting-edge interior paint colours will instantly transform your home from tired to trendy.
Pulling together earthenware tones such as terra cotta, clove, clay-inspired colours are a rich alternative to other, tamer earth-tone neutrals like beige or brown
Inspired by the vibrant mid-tone blue found on an architect’s blueprints. BEHR Blueprint (S470-5) has been names Behr’s Colour of the Year. And it’s clear why – it has the calming quality of a neutral with the richness of a feature colour.
A popular interior wall colour in the 1970’s, mushroom has re-emerged as a favourite woodland-inspired shade in 2019. Its mix of earthy gray and warm brown gives a space that rustic, natural feel.
Comin’ Atcha, Antigua
In 2019, rooms are getting an opulent makeover in deep, saturated jewel tones such as BEHR Antigua (M460-7). Ideal for rooms with lots of natural light, this dreamy colour evokes opulence and glamour.
One with Mustard
A muted mustard, applied in small doses, adds depth and provides an ideal backdrop to display art or antiques. Use it as an alternative to the popular primary “pops of colours” of the past, such as sunshine yellow or cherry red.
Into the Mist
This year, we’re going to see a lot of misty blues, which have been softened by cream or calming gray undertones. This pale, watery shade works like a neutral to create a serene yet special space.
While some might hesitate to pick purple tones as their top room-colour choice, the cool undertones of a dusty lilac make it easy to pair with warmer neutrals or darker tones such as chocolate or charcoal.
Hunter green is a classic colour that has stood the test of time and brings an Old-World quality to a modern room. Use it to highlight wall panels and crown moulding in a subtle, sophisticated way.
Pretty in Pale Pink
Muted pinks will prevail in 2019 thanks to their neutral properties and ability to mix well with other colours, such as white and lemon yellow. Their peach and beige tones instantly warm up a space without having to commit to a deeper shade.
Dark Gray for Days
Set to be one of the standout colours of 2019, pewter strikes a beautiful balance between black and gray. It’s a pigment-rich alternative to white, providing a unique canvas in a home – this shade works everywhere.