With Spring officially underway, you may be looking to update your home using 2024’s hot new paint trends.
While some popular paint shades have stood the test of time, others more fashionable colours have quickly fallen out of vogue. As we look ahead to 2024, I’m going to show you which of the latest paint trends that will date your home quickly. And which tones to choose instead.
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The Paint trends You need to Avoid – And which ones to Choose In 2024
In this post, I’m going to exclusively reveal to you the latest paint trends which you must AVOID to stop your home looking dated – and which ones to go for instead in 2024. Check out my expert tips below.
AVOID Navy blue
While classic shades like blue will never fully disappear, the popularity of navy interiors is on the deline.
Navy walls reached their height of popularity in 2020 when people began working from home and began looking to redesign a home office. Navy is a great colour to create a Zoom backdrop that looks professional. Pantone even announced ‘Classic Blue’ as its colour of the year during this period.
Swap for olive Green
But while Navy exudes sophistication, it lacks warmth and homeliness. It can feel cold and uninviting. For a happy alternative, try a dark olive green instead which has a warmth behind it.
Pick an olive green with a grey-toned base to help balance the warm and cool tones while maintaining that same sense of sophistication that navy blue brings to interiors.
Avoid Bland grey
Just like navy, grey interiors filled out instagram feed year after year.
While grey was once celebrated for its timeless and versatile appeal, design trends have since evolved to more complex and intriguing colours. Nowadays, warmer tones and more natural variations are preferable to pale, cold and clinical grey.
I made the mistake of painting my whole home grey and hated it. Not only did it suck all the daylight out of my room, it made it feel gloomy and depressing.
SWAP FOR Neutrals
For a more modern neutral, look instead to neutral tones that feel warm and inviting. Take inspiration from the Japandi trend to expertly balance grey rooms with plenty of natural materials and warm furnishings.
According to Vogue, red is dominating fashion trends this autumn. And we can expect the red trend to filter into interiors for the new season too. It’s a strong look that I think will looked dated so so quickly.
If you love reds, then avoid a primary shade which can be too harsh for our homes, and instead opt for a paler, softer variation of red that can look very modern.
SWAP FOR EARTHY tones
Lean into earthier, brown-toned reds such as rust. Be sure to dull red’s boldness with muted clay undertones for a modern look.
Alternatively, go for darker shades with hints of purple such as eggplant or plum to make a room feel enclosed and cosy.
AVOID Barbie pink
Barbie pink was the hottest shade for the summer after the hit Movie but the heat has since died down.
While the trend was perfect for adding a feminine punch into interiors and even inspired a global shortage of pink paint, bright pink interiors certainly aren’t for everyone and aren’t always easy to live amongst. And they can look childish and not very sophisticated.
SWAP FOR Electric blue
If you’re coming down from the Barbiecore hype but want to maintain the same exciting tones, try electric blue instead. The colour is perfect for eclectic tastes, tying into this year’s red trend while still injecting the same boldness of Barbiecore.
You’ll see a lots of interior designers moving towards bold tones – so become ahead of the pack with your wall colour.
AVOID Typical teal
The once-trendy teal tones, which combined blue and green hues, have become somewhat overused and predictable.
Homeowners are now leaning towards fresh and innovative colour palettes to revitalise their spaces. Earthy tones like terracotta and olive green are gaining prominence, infusing warmth and a connection to nature.
SWAP FOR Lilac
If you want to replicate teal’s serene, cool atmosphere without such a bold punch, try instead soothing colours such as pale sage or muted lavender and lilac paint colours.
Which of these 2024 Paint trends doyou love or hate?
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