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At Crown Paints, we’re passionate about giving you the confidence to use different colour combinations in the home. And with the launch of our new inspirational website, you should have the tools to express your personality with a scheme perfect for you.

Designed to show you how much of a difference colour can make to rooms, our Crown Colour Expert, Judy Smith, has put together a selection of schemes that work great together – and the good news is, you can order your favourite for free.

Who is Judy Smith?

Judy is an interiors expert who began her working life as a homes journalist, before embarking on a new career as a Stylist and Art Director. She now concentrates on colour and trend forecasting for clients in the UK and Europe, and has enjoyed a long relationship with Crown Paints as our Colour Consultant.

Your free samples

The perfect way to help you decide which colour schemes are right for your home, our Real Colour Samples are brushed samples of your chosen paint on paper, allowing you to see the colour before committing to change.

Perfectly sized, the Crown Real Colour Samples can be pinned to the wall, carried around to help you shop, or used to match to fabrics and furniture.

To get your hands on some Free Real Colour samples, check out our new website here.

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Friday saw the launch of our SS15 Colour Influences, where, during our press preview in London, we unveiled the latest colour trends to a select array of media including Living etc, Homes and Garden and Ideal Home.

Each year our team of Colour Consultants, Colour Specialists and Designers bring their knowledge and creativity together to discuss latest trends and the influences that will shape and inspire colour for the new season ahead.

A celebration of individuality and colour, Crown Paints’ Colour Influences aim to inspire homeowners and encourage confidence with personal colour choices. So, here’s your sneak peek into how our trends are shaping up for SS15.

Playtime, the first of our SS15 Colour Influences, delivers a soft, sophisticated colour palette that can inject fun into interior spaces.

Unashamedly pretty, this trend brings together soft sherbet tones, mixed with harder, more structured lines and strong edges.

Organic Discovery, a burst of energetic colour, is our second colour trend. A homely balance of botanical brights and tranquil, cooler yellows, blues and greens – this palette will define and complement both interior and exterior spaces with ease.

The final influence is Freedom of Expression – a celebratory fusion of fluid shapes and colour – ideal for those who dare to be bold. This trend showcases brave ways of using super brights and rich tones next to each other, adding character to interiors.

To get inspiration for your next project, check out our Pinterest page here.

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Here at Crown Paints, we’ve been busy adding the finishing touches to our Spring/Summer 2015 trends – our Colour Influences. Created by our Crown colour panel, these are our predictions for the futureof interiors and exteriors, which are being previewed to the press next week in London.

Set to be a day full of colour and inspiration, we’re also pleased to announce that this year,the renowned artist and writer, David Batchelor will be joining us for the press preview.

With his work being exhibited widely across the UK, continental Europe and the USA, David Batchelor has a wealth of knowledge on colour. He has also written several book including; Minimalism and Chromophobia,as well as contributing to a number of journals.

His work includes a colourful lightbox installation made using salvaged bits and pieces from the streets of London and Brick Lane Remix I, which was displayed at the Saatchi Gallery.

Over the next couple of weeks, make sure you keep an eye out as we will be releasing a sneak peek into our 2015 colour predictions. To view our more recent Autumn/Winter 14 Colour Influences, head to our Pinterest board here:

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While most designers at Paris Fashion Week offered us a futuristic silhouette, Valentino’s collection revealed a vintage theme – highlighting that a step back in time is sometimes the way forward.

The looks,abundant with colour but not too bright or gaudy, helped distinguish a seventies style that showed how to experiment with colour – reinforcing an element of fun for winter fashion.

Colour wise, the seventiesera goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming autumn months,as it incorporates the warm rustic colours of falling leaves. Think oranges and yellows contrasted against cooler blues and greens.

This retro feel can be easily translated from clothing to your home by combining Crown’s warm tones of Old Gold, Copper Canyon or Hot Toddy – beautiful when teamed with lots of lamps, throws and cushions.

This palette creates a cosy colour-filled room, without being over-powering and settles charmingly into the upcoming seasons.

To see more about Paris Fashion Week click here or to get more colour inspirations, please visit our Pinterest page here.

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