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crown colour trends 2015

Take a look at three of the hottest interior design trends for Summer 2015, created by our team of colour consultants and experts – Playtime, Organic Discovery and Freedom of Expression.

Use our trends as inspiration and play around within the colours to create a style as individual as you are!


Our first trend, Playtime, is a sophisticated and fun approach to incorporating soft pastel shades into your home, to achieve this look fuse our playtime pastels with industrial and natural materials and a soft shade of grey. This look is ideal for bringing subtle colour splashes and individuality to any room in your home.

Organic Discovery

Incorporate the beauty of nature in your home this summer by injecting leafy greens and bursts of yellow to give your home a sunny glow even on washed out summer days! Suitable for every room in the home, complementing greens in softer organic shades work wonders when used on the walls to help bounce the light around, subtly creating interesting feature walls. To add depth to this look, be a shade braver with bolder, deeper greens on your woodwork and offset with warm tones of yellows brought in through accessories and larger furniture pieces.

Freedom of Expression

This adventurous trend combines bright and rich tones to make a bold and confident statement in your home. This trend works best when balanced with a large expanse of a calming tone – try our Milk White Matt emulsion.. Make sure you keep furniture modern and pared back, and introduce abstract patterns through cushions and throws to truly make your mark on your home.

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Every year Notting Hill Carnival brings West London to life, thanks to the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival. Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the carnival promises everything from delicious West-Indian cuisine to colourful headdresses and parades.

When we think of carnivals, we think of the colour, energy and joy they bring. With the vibrancy that inspires happiness and excitement, why not let go of your inhibitions and bring the party to your interiors?

Accessories are a great way to bring the carnival spirit into your home, these cushions are ideal for introducing sparks of refreshing greens and vibrant yellows. Alternatively, try out these colourful tealight candles to subtly mimic the metallic carnival style.

Another fantastic way you can bring the party into your home is by using colours from our Feature Wall range to introduce stunning shades that pop. Perfect for those who are daring with colour, create unique, on-trend space using Cuban Heat with Lime Green matt emulsion.

To learn more on the Notting Hill Carnival please click here or for interior inspiration, visit the Crown Paints Pinterest page here.

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If you fancy adding an extra touch of personality to interiors, try livening up walls with a stunning feature wall. Whether you’re bold with colour, or love the subtle approach, Crown Paints has a colour combination for you.

For those daring with colour
If you love nothing more than creating interiors that stand out, this is an idea perfect for you, Just follow our three simple steps:

Step 1: Draw your shape
Take a pencil to mark the outline on walls. For circles, use a pin and string to help achieve an even and symmetrical finish.

Step 2: Choose your colour and paint
To create a look similar to the photo, choose Chartreuse Mix – one of ten vibrant shades from our Feature Wall range. To view the full range of colours, please click here.

Step 3: Mask your wall and paint again

After waiting for the circle to dry, use strips of masking tape to create the cross. After this, simply paint between the two strips of masking tape using Scrumptious to create perfect lines on your feature wall.

For a video tutorial on how to achieve this look, head to our YouTube channel here

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Is your New Year’s resolution to decorate that room you’ve been ignoring all of 2013, or are you after some inspiration? No matter what the reason, here at Crown HQ we want to wish you a happy New Year by introducing our new New Year, New Room #BeBrave competition.

Our New Year, New Room #BeBrave competition gives you the chance to win a match pot taken from that week’s competition palette.

The prize, although small, is designed to spark interior inspiration and it’s up to you how you use it. You may decide to use it to kick start choosing a shade for your room or to add a flash of colour to accessories and furniture – either way it’s all about self expression.

Why not check out our new video on YouTube for ideas on how to decorate a room for a toddler or for inspirational images head over to our Pinterest page.

For your chance to enter our ‘New Year, New Room’ giveaway, head on over to our Twitter and Pinterest pages. – Competition starts Monday 20th January.

Full terms and conditions are listed below:
1. This Promotion will be held by Crown Paints Ltd (company number 06624576), whose registered address is PO Box 37 Crown House, Hollins Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0BG (“Crown Paints”). By entering into this promotion, you agree to be bound by the following terms.

2. This promotion does not have a connection with Pinterest or Twitter in any way and is not sponsored, supported or organised by Pinterest or Twitter. The recipient of the information provided by you is not Pinterest or Twitter, but Crown Paints.

3. The prizes that are available to be won are: Match pots available in; 5x Juniper Bush, 5x Upbeat, 5x Hot Toddy and 5x Cherry Lush. 20 x winners will be chosen at random on Friday 24thJanuary 2014. (10 on Pinterest and 10 on Twitter) The overall competition closes at 5pm on Friday 24th January 2014 and all entries received after this date will not be accepted.

4. To participate in this promotion, you must be: (a) a UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry. Prizes can only be dispatched to UK mainland addresses.

5. Only one entry per person. By retweeting and replying on Twitter, or re-pinning and replying to the specified pin on Pinterest, you will automatically be entered into the Promotion. If you do not wish to be entered in the Promotion, then please do not re-tweet / repin the competition post(s).

6. Crown Paints reserves the right to allocate a winner’s prize to the next randomly drawn person if they have not been able to make direct contact with a winner within 10 days of sending a direct message.

7. The match pot colours / prizes cannot be chosen by winners. By entering you agree to win prize at random (prizes stated in point 3).

8. The prize will not be transferable to another person, exchangeable or for re-sale. There is no cash alternative to any prizes.

9. Crown Paints will use reasonable endeavors to send prizes within 30 working days of the closing date.

10. Crown Paints reserves the right to exclude any participant in this promotion or withhold any prize where it reasonably believes there has been a breach of any of these terms, and to terminate the competition at any time, at its absolute discretion and no correspondence will be entered into. The decision of Crown Paints is final.

11. Crown Paints excludes all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied and any liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage incurred by any participant in connection with this promotion (to the fullest extent permitted by law) – this shall not be deemed to exclude or restrict liability for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of Crown Paints, or its employees or agents.

12. This promotion is subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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