Which paint colours are trending this year?

If you are planning on giving your home a bit of a facelift this year, or perhaps a coat of paint in preparation for putting it on the market, you might be interested in finding out what the experts are saying about the paint colour trends that are expected to make an impact in 2020.

According to the interior design professionals at Dulux, there are four main colour trends that renovators and decorators will be seeing a lot of this year. As is always the case, your final choices will depend on the overall direction that you want to achieve.

  1. Be seen in green. In keeping with an overall emphasis on natural finishes, green is a colour that is tipped to have a real impact this year. The gentle layering of greens can reinforce our connection to nature and has an ambience that is soothing and restful.
  2. The colour of the year. As you can see in the image above, the official Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020 is known as Classic Blue. So, working alongside the use of green mentioned above, blue shades are expected to be popular when used as a highlight rather than on a larger scale. The use of blue and coffee colours is also recommended when your décor blends vintage elements with a contemporary design.
  3. Keeping it simple. If you prefer a ‘less-is-more’ approach, soft neutral tones that work well with natural materials and textures could be the direction for you. Dulux refers to this as the ‘grounded’ approach, using all sorts of soft stone and tan colours, along with muted terracotta and blushes.
  4. A touch of luxury. Working closely with the current popularity of luxurious fabrics like velvet and chenille, you will probably see rich reds and violets becoming more apparent as a colour trend this year.

All in all, it is important to keep in mind that there can be real value in seeking experienced professional advice about redecorating you home if you plan to sell it in the near future. Here at Barry Plant Thomastown we often find that a property can actually be more marketable and have broader appeal in its current condition, without spending the time and money on a paint job.

So if you are considering selling, and you’d like some objective advice on what’s worth doing, (and what isn’t), you can give our helpful team a call on 9466 3233.


Con Constantinou

Barry Plant Thomastown