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Whether you are freshening up a tired look or starting from scratch, 2016 has a range of trending colours to suit you. Here are a few hues for the New Year that will help you get your ideas flowing.


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Pantone’s Colour of the Year

Introducing Rose Quartz and Serenity. That’s right, two colours. These subtle colours create a relaxed space. Pantone’s, Leatrice Eiseman says that this colour combination is “… reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” Ah, the serenity.


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Lilacs and Purples

Lilac and purple hues are popular this year as they create intimate, warm spaces. They can also be used as a backdrop as they are not an overwhelming colour. Design Files founder, Lucy Feagins says these hues “… scheme well with many natural colours as well as greys and deeper charcoals.”


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Neutrals Paired with Jewel Tones

Neutrals are still in, yet this year instead of teaming them with greys or metallic, try deep jewel tones such as blue. Home Beautiful suggest that, “The vibrant jewel tone costuming juxtaposed against the muted backgrounds tells your eye exactly where to focus.” We love this combination!


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Yellow Hues

Bold yellow and gold’s will be seen often this year, according to Elle Décor Magazine. It is an uplifting colour that can be used in kitchens or sunrooms. Yellow can be paired with contrasting colours such as punchy pinks or plums to make it stand out. Don’t be afraid to use it on walls. Be bold!


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Simply white

White goes with everything, yet according to the experts, it will not just accompany other colours this year, it will be the star. “The interplay of whites and light creates nuance and subtle beauty,” according to Benjamin Moore paints, which predicts white on white will be popular this year.


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Bold green

“A new retro has formed- mixing together iconic elements from across the mid to late century,” says Dulux. Incorporating this deep, rich tone can revive the retro era and by adding plants can create a calm environment. This can also be achieved by mixing a saturated green with neutral furnishings. Go Green!


2015 has come and gone, so welcome some new hues into your home. If you are interested in building a new home, visit the Smooth Start website and start incorporating the latest colour trends into your life.