Top decorating trends for 2016 from your local builders merchants

Painting your home is an affordable, relatively simple and easy way to change your interior look and refresh a space.

At our Chertsey and Lewes branches we have Dulux paint mixing machines which make literally hundreds of paint shades in a range of finishes, from gloss through soft sheen and satin to flat matt. In addition we also stock contract emulsions from Macpherson and Leyland paints as well as a range of professional standard decorators' tools and accessories.

In this article we'll be exploring the top decorating trends predicted to rock the interior design world, including the paint colours set to be popular in 2016 and beyond:

Dulux's Colour of the Year: Cherished Gold

Following on from 2015's Copper Blush – an inviting sunset orange-pink hue – Cherished Gold has been named as Dulux's 2016 Colour of the Year.  Rebecca Williamson, Senior Colour Design & Content Manager at Dulux commented:

"Gold, and tones of gold, are being used everywhere in the design world. It is a recurring colour and material at design fairs and in graphic design as well as in architecture, fashion, beauty and interior decorating. For 2016 Cherished Gold is a beautiful next step, a natural evolution and transition from Copper Blush, last year's Colour of the Year. As metallics continue to add that feel good factor into our homes, this earthy gold inspired hue will offer that little touch of glamour in an authentic and personal way."

Offering warmth and subtly, Cherished Gold pairs beautifully with fresh pastel hues, such as pale pistachio or duck egg, as well as with richer jewel-like tones of olive, teal, petrol and plum.

Shades of grey, set to stay the distance

Grey offers real versatility to homeowners as it can be used to enhance everything from industrial schemes to traditional, heritage rooms and contemporary interiors.

Shades of deep pewter and slate grey will continue to be very popular throughout 2016 and beyond.  These intense and substantial grey tones can be paired with accents of muted aqua, lilac, mustard, mulberry and dusky rose.

Intense chromatics take over from neutrals

Deep and concentrated hues of hot pink, jade, coral, petrol blue and mustard yellow are all fresh shades which are set to grow more popular and take over from the 'safe' neutral tones of cream, beige and stone.  If these colours feel a little too strong or dominant then use them as a horizontal border or on a feature wall and pair with a contrasting shade.

Chandlers builders merchants: for all your home decoration and construction needs

Alongside our extensive paint and decorating material ranges, as established builders merchants with branches across the South East of England, we also have a broad assortment of building and hardware materials including:

  • Construction, insulation and building supplies
  • Internal finishing products
  • Landscaping materials
  • Kitchen design services (Chertsey branch)
  • Bathroom design services (Lewes branch)
  • Glass cut to size (Chertsey branch)
  • Electrical goods (selected branches)
  • Essential tools and hardware
  • Porotherm's environmentally-friendly clay block system
  • Sustainable building solutions – water, energy, green flat roofing and fabric

Please visit your nearest Chandlers Building Supplies depot or call us today 

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