This month's top colour picks

The spring/summer season is upon us. The stores are packed with patterns and colours that shout summer, heat and life. To many of us this is a glorious comparison to the dark shades of winter and signals a time to brighten up your home and invite summer into your life. This month's top colour picks reflect this time of year, when you can throw the windows open, let the air in and put a new lick of paint on your walls.

Earth

As the summer sun starts to heat up Britain's cold pavements it's not surprising that our minds turn to tropical jungles, sandy deserts and the attire that goes with them. Khaki has hit the catwalk hard in the last few months, predicting that this summer will be full of browns and greens. These earthy colours haven't just been spotted on the catwalk. M&S' Country Garden trend is inspired by nature and spurred on by a common desire to have plants and greenery within our homes and offices.

Retro

Jump back into the 60s for the next trend, but of course with a modern twist. This bold, hippy, mix and match style has hit everywhere from the catwalk, homeware, to wallpapered and painted walls. Patterns are a must here, using soft furnishings such as on-trend cushions from John Lewis and statement wallcoverings from our range of geometric designs. Mix these with matching mustard yellow woodcare paint to enhance your furniture and you've got a room that's on trend.

Sea

As we all head to the seaside to take in the sunshine, nautical style makes a revival. This isn't just about stripes and sailing ships but shades of blue subtly contrasting with each other. Vogue's top 2015 trends have plenty nautical accents, using a soft colour palette of blues and greys mixed with the rustic textures of driftwood and sea weathered stone. Use our selection of matt paint along with colour matching to find your perfect shade to create the perfect texture on your walls.

Muted

From dusky pinks to time weathered greens, muted colours tell a story of dusky mornings or atmospheric misty evenings. They've come into trend this year with floating, frivolous ballerina outfits drifting down the catwalk, sheer, muted colours draped over models and Dulux's colour of the year 2015 being copper blush. This trend is all about being quietly elegant. Within your home this colour palette will never shout but instead create an ethereal and beautiful atmosphere. To complete this trend for yourself choose natural, understated prints within your fabrics and wallcoverings.

Delve into our selection of wallcoverings or choose professional paint and your own on-trend colour with our colour mixing service. If you're a trend spotter, go for what's now and will wow people, or go your own way and create a style personal to you and perfect for your home. With our advice and professional products we can help you along the way.

Posted at 14:09pm

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