The colour of a wall sets the theme for an entire room and is the key detail that reveals whether or not your home has dated.
In saying that, painting your interiors is a huge undertaking and it isn’t something you want to be doing all the time.
Ideally, you’ll want to pick a colour that is just starting to make its way into the mainstream, putting you ahead of the curve.
For the past decade, the trend has been safe neutrals. However, we are starting to move towards bolder, moodier colours.
If you’re looking to update your wall colour, why not try one of these three colours:
This colour is on the rise this year, taking inspiration from Australia’s warm, rich earth as well as Eastern influences.
The reddish tone is best paired with neutral furniture in shades of black, white and grey.
“Warm terracotta and burnished reds, such as Dolce Vita and Santa Cruz, hint at an Eastern influence, and pair beautifully with natural materials, such as warm timbers, stone and linens. They are cocooning colours that are grounded in nature and easy to live with, allowing you to add character with minimal fuss,” says Porter’s Paints Colour Expert, Melanie Stevenson.
Despite being a traditionally clinical colour, the right shade of grey can provide a room with warmth and comfort without losing any edginess.
Blue-grey encompasses a dark and moody look that compliments Art Deco rooms.
“Smoky, cool and muted blue-greys, such as Anchorage, Duck Egg and Vintage Blue denote laid back drama, sophistication and simplicity, complementing furniture and accessories with minimalist lines, particularly in black and metallics,” says Melanie.
When green takes a darker tone, the mood becomes less about harmony and prosperity and more about sophistication.