Colour within the lines

New-build developments are continuing to spring up in response to the demand for more housing, and while newly-built houses are traditionally painted throughout in shades of off-white, there’s certainly scope to cater to individual homebuyers’ tastes through the use of colour.



aint manufacturers, including Crown Paints, regularly invest in colour, whether through identifying trends or having colour teams on hand to assist specifiers in choosing the right shade for the job. Key trends for this year include ‘Botanical Noir’, which celebrates nature through forest green and teal shades mixed with pops of pink and metallic gold, the earthy terracotta and dusky pinks of ‘Unprocessed’, and the darker chocolate and plum shades of ‘Pigment’ which are ideal for use with metallic rose golds and granite top greys.

Embracing new colour schemes is a great way to appeal to homebuyers who want their new house to feel both stylish and homely, and so for those working in the commercial sector, keeping up-to-date with the latest style trends is essential.

The availability of new colour trend palettes allows house-builders to offer potential customers an alternative to the sector’s standard cream shades, which can add that extra appeal to those wanting to make their mark on their new homes straight away.

As with all colour palettes, ‘Botanical Noir’, ‘Unprocessed’ and ‘Pigment’ all have complementary neutrals available alongside the bolder shades, which are ideal for walls while the darker blues, greens and pinks can provide a striking alternative.

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