Paint shade trends for your home renovation or extension


A home renovation or new home extension, of course, requires a great deal of thought and consideration when it comes to the décor finish and the paint choices are, of course, key decisions in that décor ‘mix’.

Homes and Property reported a little guidance on paint finishes in vogue in these times. Apparently, when it comes to interiors paint colours, there’s been a noticeable shift in the past few years away from light neutrals towards statement colours. And, it’s no longer necessarily the done thing to pick out skirting boards, dado rails and doors in a different colour…now you know!

cool colour

For sure there’s hundreds upon hundreds of paint shades to choose from, and the key question is – where do you start on your quest for cool home colour? And also where to look for styling inspiration? Tracking hash-tags on Instagram is a great way, reports H&P, to discover colours that are currently popular as well as to see how other people are using them in their own homes.

most liked

Paint expert Annie Sloan says bolder, strong colours are her most liked shades. “Deep greens, deep blues and pinks seem to be the most popular colours that I’ve been noticing. My Amsterdam Green, Aubusson Blue, Napoleonic Blue and Antoinette are being used on strong and bold pieces to create a statement.


People are really into adding a bold, colourful statement piece into a neutral room, with colourful soft furnishings – it’s a brilliant way for to express taste and personality, instead of just painting walls,” she adds .

dark blues

Farrow and Balls Hauge Blue says Charlotte Cosby, head of creative at Farrow & Ball is very much admired. “Our dark blues are extremely popular. We’ve seen a rise in popularity for Hague Blue, Stiffkey Blue and Inchyra Blue. These blues are fantastic for how they create a timeless feel and always add style and drama to a room.”

current trends

Botanicals aren’t going anywhere. Paint specialists Valspar have revealed ‘Fertile Fern’, remains a big seller for customers keen to put their spin on current trends. The observations are – “This neutral shade features icy tones, which help to cleanse and calm, and it is the perfect colour to offset greenery. Its blue/grey mix helps to create a restful area in the home and is an ideal background to showcase indoor plants.”


If you’re feeling brave, Chantel Rose Pidduck, Homebase paint, wallpaper and wood-care buyer, apparently suggests clashing colours to embrace the botanical theme. “Any time is the perfect time to think about refreshing your living space or to ponder your top colour choice for that up and coming extension. Advice to take note of is mixing muted pastels with deep earth tones such as chalk pink and emerald green work for an on-trend look.”

décor choices

There you go – a few ideas to ponder. Get online and research a little Instagram too perhaps for further examples and ideas. Good luck – and, of course, we at Mint are always on hand to guide and suggest décor choices that work for any new extension you might have in mind. No problem

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