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AW 2018 Paint Decor Design Trends

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We break down our Autumn Winter trends for you, and tell you how you can re create them in your home.

Every year the expert panel at Crown Paints put forward their knowledge, passion and expertise for the latest colour trends. And this year is no different!

Whether you religiously follow them or are totally unaffected, all homes are in large part designed by a wider trend. And whilst these trends evolve over time, some remain in fashion for years as opposed to just a season.

From inky blues and vivid greens to muted hues, here is our expert guide to the rich Autumn/Winter colour trends for 2018 that are bound to inspire you despite during the cold, blustery evenings...




Midnight Garden


"Nostalgic memories fading in a dream like state, act as the perfect atmospheric background for a moody relaxing interior"

 Neville Knott, Crown Colour Consultant

The Midnight Garden look can be recreated on a single feature wall or an entire room using a diverse palette of paints including greys, blues, purples and pinks.

Midnight Garden is moody and atmospheric; and you can create this beautiful look using warm berries, wispy lilacs and neutral greys to create a cosy winter scheme.

Don’t forget to add the finishing touches with burgundy and navy blue accessories such as vases, potpourri, throws, picture frames and candles.




"Bold primary and secondary colours sit side by side and combined with complementary vertical lines, dynamic and vibrant spaces are created. This influence has its roots in heavily filtered photography where reality is distorted"

Lisa Miller, Crown Designer

Saturated is a trend which celebrates all that is wonderful about our amazing Earth! Go bold by painting the whole room- or simply create a statement with a feature wall - using a mixture of burnt oranges, saturated reds and vivid greens.

This theme is truly autumnal, capturing the change in seasons with colours from the landscape. Think hues of pine green, intense blue and fire reds - these shades are certainly bold and not for the faint-hearted!

So throw on that chunky knit, cosy up in front of the fireplace with a warm cup of hot chocolate and let a vision of colour unfold before your eyes.

If you aren’t feeling quite as daring, why not balance the bright pops of colour with more subdued shades of grey and brown to create a snug haven look that will leave you feeling warm and toasty this winter.

But don’t be misled to think these bold shades can only be painted in conventional rooms in the home such as the living room or study. Bathrooms don’t need to be boring and are becoming bolder too- click here for more info!



"We are embracing the natural beauty of weathered, eroded surfaces, taking inspiration from the rich textures and soft tones layered and blended together"

Jemma Saunders, Crown Colour Specialist

As a stark contrast to Saturated, the Washed Trend takes inspiration from earthy, chalky tones, faded fabrics and bleached linens.

Embrace an organic decor with peaceful, muted hues of greens, pinks, greys and blues. Kick of those wet, winter boots and sit back and relax with soft, washed out neutrals that create the ultimate space for reflection.

Perfect for any room in the home that is used to unwind - such as the bedroom or bathroom - this colour palette creates a soothing atmosphere that is both calming and artistic. So you can rest assured all is well after a long, stressful day at work and dealing with all the British autumnal elements.

Elsewhere, if you’re looking to create Tranquillity in the Bedroom, read this expert guide.

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