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Introducing our new colours for 2016

How to use our beautiful new shades for 2016


We like to keep things fresh. Every year we add brand new colours to our ready mixed paint ranges, so there’ll always be something to suit your space. Here’s a small selection of our favourites with tips on how to use them at home. Hopefully you’ll love them as much as we do…

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Blue Opal

Not quite muted, not quite bright, Blue Opal is a versatile shade that could work anywhere. But, because of its calming qualities, we think it works best in spaces for contemplation such as offices, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Expert tip

Team it with a soft, pale grey such as Goosedown for a subtle colour scheme that you can dress up or down depending on the season.


Lavender Quartz

This grown-up pastel shade is just the thing for a bedroom sanctuary. But don’t be fooled by its sweet appearance – it works surprisingly well with darker colours too, so don’t be afraid to mix up different styles. From rich teak furniture and graphic prints, to industrial lighting, anything goes!

Expert tip

This clever illusion is super simple to pull off. Just shine a strong light onto a group of vases and trace their shadows onto the wall in pencil, then fill in with a matching shade. It’ll make your guests do a double take…


Copper Blush

Copper Blush may be last year’s Colour of the Year, but is proving to still be a hit. That’s why we’ve included it into our ready-mixed ranges this year. Warm and welcoming, it makes a cosy backdrop for living spaces and even kitchens. Layer it up with natural materials and textures for best effect.

Expert tip

Bring out the soft tones of Copper Blush even more by pairing it with blush pinks and creamy whites for a new take on neutrals. Dusky Powdered Heather looks a treat next to its metallic glow, but then again, so does nearly every other shade. And if you don’t believe us, try it for yourself…


Natural Slate

Well, it wouldn’t be right not to include a new grey this season, would it? Say hello to our marvellous new mid-tone, Natural Slate. It’s just dark enough to pull off a moody and sophisticated look, yet not too dark. You can use it in the living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom… you get the picture.

Expert tip

If you’re not sure if your space can handle an all over dark treatment, use Natural Slate on one wall and go for a slightly lighter shade on the adjacent walls. GoosedownRock Salt and Chic Shadow are sure to lighten things up.


Butter Biscuit

This really is a shade that looks as good as it sounds – Butter Biscuit’s mellow yellow tone is sure to put you in a sunny disposition, so it’s a great choice for kids bedrooms, the nursery, or study spaces as it’ll enhance natural light and bring an uplifting feel to proceedings. Now that takes the biscuit…

Expert tip

In adult space, try complementing this pastel yellow shade with a rich cocoa brown such as Bitter Chocolate 1 (chocolate and biscuit, what’s not to like?). For kids spaces, turn up the volume with an vivid shade such as Royal Regatta 5.


Nordic Sky

The colour of the sea and sky (on a good day), we’re hardwired to find blues calming and serene. Nordic Sky will transport you back to mother nature and give a carefree feeling to your space, no matter what the weather’s doing outside.

Expert tip

Contrast pops of colour against this sky blue backdrop for a dynamic and eclectic look – it’ll only take a few small accents to give Nordic Sky a whole new outlook. Bright cushions, flowers and artwork can be changed whenever the mood takes you so dive in.

One of these new hues taken your fancy? Try them out on your wall by ordering a colour swatch tester from our tester page.

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