Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

Image source: Pantone Pantone recently announced their 2020 colour of the year. As we roar into a new decade, one would expect the chosen colour to represent renewal and rebirth… a lush green, perhaps? Indeed, many of those who tried to predict Pantone’s choice opted for a shade of green. Pantone, however, had other ideas…

Paint Colour Trends for 2020

It’s that time of year again! Autumn is when I start to look at the predicted trends for the next year and pick out a few of my favourites. Today we’re looking at colour. Overall, we’re shifting from cool tones, like grey, white and blush pink to richer, earthier hues. There’s a definite move towards…

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020

In early September, Dulux announced their colour of the year for 2020. In complete contrast to 2019’s warm and rich neutral Spiced Honey, 2020’s colour is a cool, soft green hue they’ve named Tranquil Dawn. Image source: Dulux As with every year’s selection, 2020’s colour was chosen by a panel of expert designers, trend forecasters,…

Practical Tips for Picking the Perfect Paint Colour

Image copyright Clair Strong Interior Design Picking exactly the right paint colour can be an agonising and time-intensive task. Flipping through endless colour cards, painting swatches, bickering with your partner and finally settling on that perfect shade of not-quite-white… only to find it’s actually not quite right. Sound familiar? If so, this blog post is…

New Ways to Paint Your Walls

Image: Clair Strong Interior Design Want to give your home a fresh coat of paint? Wondering what you can do to change things up? It might surprise you to know that there are more ways than one to go about painting your home. Here I look at four creative methods to try. The Ombré Effect…

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

Pantone’s 20th colour of the year is Living Coral, “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” Image source: Woodchip and Magnolia According to Pantone’s press release; “In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are…