When it comes to colour palettes for spring, there are five hot-to-trot new hues you need to get on board with ASAP. And we’re not talking neutrals for the most part, either (been there, done that!).
It’s time to up the ante and get adventurous with vibrant paint colours as 2015 starts to draw to a close. These hues are set to be on trend for a while, too, so crack out a brush and splash a bit of drama about at home.
5 New Paint Colours you Need to Use this Spring
My tip this spring is to embrace crisp pastel tones that capture the change of the seasons and create a refreshing palette in the home.
These trend colours will vary from soft pinks in peach and salmon hues, through to mint greens and deeper teals. My five favourite Taubmans colours this spring are Really Rose, Pink Clay Pot, Swordfish, Dancing Water and Traveller (pictured above).
These five statement colours are fun and energetic without sacrificing sophistication and refinement. They work best in combination with blonde oak furniture and flooring to accent the brightness of the hues and tone down the vivacity of the rest of vibrant spring palette hues.
The unexpected colour in our spring trends palette is a taupe-like shade, Traveller. Rather than a neutral a taupe would traditionally be considered, this hue can be used as an accent for your fresh, new look.
Cool colours, such as Taubmans Swordfish and Dancing Waters, give energy to a room, which will help you jump out of your winter rut.
If you prefer a warmer palette, then use a pink, which is a surprisingly versatile colour as it works well in combination with a range of other palettes. For a soft, subtle new look, pair Taubmans Pink Clay Pot with crisp white trims and cream textured soft furnishings. Or, for a stronger look, pair a pink, like Taubmans Really Rose, with shades of grey, like Taubmans Snow Goose or Metal Glow.
Add smaller pops of black and splashes of rose gold metallic in accessories and furnishings for a dramatic finish. When using these tones it’s important to include plenty of white accents to balance the look.
Each of these spring colours can be used as the focal colour on your walls or as accents in a room, depending on the look and feel you’d like to create, and each of them can be used anywhere in your home for rooms of all shapes and sizes.
For first time painters, or those less daring with colour, you can incorporate these spring trend colours by injecting one or two of them in a small area of your home and build from there. You could opt to use a spring colour palette in a condensed area like a reading nook, a study or dining room, as these colours will lift the dynamic in the space and infuse light and brightness.
If you’re more colour‐confident, the rooms in your home where you and your family spend the most time, such as your lounge room or kitchen, are the perfect place to add some spring colour and change your overall colour scheme.
For instant impact, paint two adjoining walls in your favourite spring hue so that the colour wraps the room without overwhelming it. Painting just two adjoining walls is also a much simpler weekend project, allowing you to enjoy the fruits of your labour faster!
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