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Colour of the year 2017 :: Posted by: Admin on December 22nd, 2016
Colour Trends For the coming year 2017
Dulux Colour Futures™ from AkzoNobel have again, as they do every year, come up with what they think the upcoming colour trends for the coming year will be, through their international research they have selected a range of colours they think will be on trend throughout 2017, this year there is an interesting contrast between bolder, more striking colours and a selection of muted, lighter shades.
What Is To Colour For 2017
The colour of the year 2017 is…… 87BG 27/077 (also known as Denim Drift).
“Our review of international architecture, fashion and design trends revealed that blue is the colour of the moment. To make it relevant for your home, the team chose a blue that works as well in a kitchen as it does in a bedroom. Denim Drift, is the must-have colour for 2017. It will look great on your wall!”
Quote from Heleen van Gent Creative Director Dulux’s Global Aesthetics Center.
You can see more of this years colour schemes here:
Dulux Trade website or here:
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What’s hot in the world of colour 2016 :: Posted by: Admin on February 5th, 2016
What’s hot in the world of colour 2016
Every year different industries create a what’s hot in the coming year and what will be the latest trends. This is also true in the world of decorating and the trends in colour for the coming year.
So if you want to be ‘on trend’ in your decorating you will need to know the colour schemes and colour of the year.
Colour trends for 2016
Dulux Colour Futures™ from AkzoNobel have come up with what they think the colour trends for 2016 will be, they do international research and have selected a range of colours they think will be on trend throughout 2016, this year it consists of a muted and sophisticated palette .
Colour palettes and colour trends for 2016
Quote from ColourFutures™
For 2016 we see a muted and sophisticated palette which centres on soft mid tone shades. The overall feeling continues to be warm, but with even greater subtlety. Bright colours have moved away from primary to something more interesting. Think coral, not orange; ochre not yellow and midnight, not blue. This is a friendly palette but with a dark, mysterious side.
The theme consists of the following four colour palettes and colour moods:
Heritage & Future
Words & Pictures
Dark & Light
The Grid & Letting go
What is to colour for 2016
The colour of the year 2016 is…… 20YY 36/370 (also known as Cherished Gold).
“We have selected a gold influenced ochre which is both bright enough to attract attention and combines well with other tones. Gold and gold tones are being used everywhere in the design world. It is a recurring colour and material at design fairs and in graphic design as well as in architecture, fashion, beauty and interior decorating.”
Quote from ColourFutures™
If you would like to use the colour of the year (20YY 36/370) or any other colour you need to buy and need to work out how much you need to buy, use our FREE Paint Calculator.
Simple decorating tips that could help sell your house :: Posted by: Admin on February 4th, 2015
Simple decorating tips that could help sell your house
If you are trying to sell you house you want people to see it at it’s best. You may need to do a little work to accomplish this. There are the obvious and cliché things such as coffee brewing, fresh flowers, freshly made bread but there is more that can be done. How is your decorating, a little work could be the difference between selling and not selling your house.
People may go for another house if the price is similar but less work is required.
What is in a colour
Colour plays a part in selling your house, maybe not always directly but even subconsciously people see colours. If you have bright colours for your woodwork or walls you may consider changing these to a more subdued colour scheme, to neutralise things if you like as this is more appealing to a buyer. If they think redecoration is needed they may want to reduce the asking price to compensate.
Make a good first impression
Exterior as well as interior need to be presentable, the exterior is the first thing any potential buyer sees. Peeling, flaking paintwork isn’t normally a good sign of what may follow. If your woodwork is rotten of render blown you may need to be prepared to drop the asking price if you want a quick sale. Don’t forget gates, fences and garage doors, they all should be looked at and sorted if required.
The kitchen is the hub of any home
The hub of any home is it’s kitchen. If yours is looking a bit tired or outdated? You obviously don’t want to start fitting a new kitchen units but you could always consider changing the kitchen doors and drawer fronts.
Replacing doors and drawer fronts is a good way to give the kitchen a updated look and a more desirable kitchen to buyers. This can be done a lot cheaper than replacing a kitchen and will give your kitchen a new lease of life.
A cared for home is a loved home
Show buyers you home is a cared for and loved home, potential buyers will feel that they are buying a good property and any problems that may of occurred you have fixed them well and they are not buying a whole lot of trouble.