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Interior Colour Trends For 2015

Lucy Sutherland

Each year, there are some colours that stand out to us and seem to feature everywhere from fashion to interiors. These colours are often determined by trend forecasters who live and breathe all things colour. They delve into social trends, cultural trends, environmental trends and all the factors that influence the way we live, what we like and how we express ourselves.

Many larger homeware stores will put out summer and winter collections in line with trend forecasts. Paint companies and retailers usually release a forecast annually. These trends often will evolve from the previous year’s trends. 

When you are looking at refreshing your living spaces and want to add some seasonal colours into your room, consider carefully where you will introduce these trend colours. Try them first on more disposable items so you don’t need to undergo a major painting project every time you want to update your room. Cushions, vases, artwork and painted furniture are a great way to update a room using trend colours.

Here are some of the gorgeous colour and trend collections that have been released for next year. 
Paint Place Group release a stunning range of colour themes every year. Some of their 2015 themes include:

Palm Springs

Unashamedly bright accents tempered with texture and glossy white finishes. References from bold fabrics and prints that are reminiscent of Palm Springs style. The palette is in shades of blue greens, crisp white and pops of yellow intermixed with mismatched patterns, rattan furniture and retro-style foliage. It has a quirky, retro feel. Introduce it into your room with painted walls, lush potted plant, rattan furniture and cushions in bright, vibrant patterns. 

Vintage luxe

This theme embraces the glamour of yesteryear with deep violets, dusty pinks and subtle greys combined with the luxury and warmth of copper accessories and plush fabrics. Deeply-coloured walls in a neutral charcoal work as the perfect backdrop to carefully selected accessories focusing on vintage finds, iconic shapes and soft, chalky whites and purples. Classic sofas in shades of pink, painted furniture that pop in rich plums, and recycled and repurposed vintage discoveries are given a new lease on life with a coat of paint. Old tea sets, vintage fabrics, collections of ceramics and plush textures give this trend soul and make your home inviting and comfortable.

Shibori style

With its depth and warmth, the Japanese art of Shibori is fast becoming a popular fashion and decorating theme. It has been identified as an emerging trend by numerous forecasters. Take your inspiration from the Shibori colours and patterns to create a gorgeous, calming retreat in your home. The timeless and refined colours of indigo sit alongside intricate patterning, offset by powdery whites, deep denim and watery blues. Add accessories in oak, crisp white and beautifully-patterned fabrics and accessories to complete the look. 

Forge ahead

Our love of all things old and reclaimed is a trend that has been prominent over several years. This trend seeks out the old and breathes new life into loved or forgotten objects. A deep, moody palette with an industrial edge using dark charcoals, lush greens and rich eggplant. You can introduce elements of it into living areas and eating areas with the clever use of painted accessories teamed with recycled objects. Reclaimed and revived old objects, natural patinas and imperfections, any sign of age that adds character and depth to an object or a space. Add in accessories of aged timbers, old twine, newsprint, yarn spools and oxidised metals to add soul and warmth to your scheme.

However first and foremost, ensure that you choose the colours and finishes that suit your lifestyle and your personality.

Lucy Sutherland is the general manager of the International School of Colour and Design (iscd). iscd offers a range of workshops, short courses and industry driven diplomas at their North Sydney campus or via distance education. For more information, phone 9114 5988 or visit

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