Millennial Pink took the interiors world by storm in 2017

While the colours we choose for our homes and wardrobes do not tend to vary much, tastes can invariably change over the years, so it’s always interesting to see what new and exciting colour trends are being predicted for the year ahead. Whilst the Pantone colour of 2017 – Greenery – was an assuredly popular choice, it was Millennial Pink which ended the year on a high, introduced into many homes after it swept across Pinterest, social media and our favourite interior magazines for much of the year.

Looking ahead to 2018 and it seems we are all in for a bit of a treat. Bright and bold, dark and moody, and rich and neutral tones will all be making an impression. From ‘Minion’ yellow to subtle pink hues and dramatic dark tones, it is Ultra Violet which has scooped the 2018 Pantone colour of the year.

For an easy and affordable way to incorporate 2018’s newest colour trend into your home, our beautiful Highgrove Fabric Chairs in plum purple will add a wonderful pop of colour to mealtimes!

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Looking at the spring 2018 colour predictions for London Fashion Week from Pantone – which translate seamlessly into all corners of design too – there is a little something for everyone. Whilst bolder shades have been firmly placed on a pedestal for 2018, pastel shades and subtler tones, together with darker and moodier hues, are all making a much-welcomed appearance too.

go BOLD or go HOME

It seems that bold is best for 2018. From cherry reds to bright blues and citrus yellows, try incorporating these shades into smaller rooms, on feature walls or alcoves if you’re not quite brave enough to take the plunge and paint the more frequented rooms of your home. A hallway, bathroom or downstairs loo are all great rooms to experiment with when it comes to bolder colours and not-so-subtle prints.

Pantone Meadowlark 13-0646 | colour matches well with Farrow & Ball Yellowcake

The perfect colour to lift your mood for the spring months ahead – Farrow & Ball’s Yellowcake has all the vivid and sharp citrusy tones of both Pantone Meadowlark 13-0646 and Pantone Lime Punch 13-0550.

Pantone Cherry Tomato  17-1563colour matches well with Farrow & Ball Rectory Red

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Although Rectory Red by Farrow & Ball is slightly darker in tone to Pantone Cherry Tomato, it is wonderfully rich and vibrant. What’s more, it would look beautiful paired against dark oak or mahogany furniture – another key design trend for 2018!


Following on from the continued popularity of Millennial Pink, pretty blush neutrals are returning in 2018 too. From darker Elderberry hues to Hawthorne Rose and subtle mauves, these calming and refreshing tones are perfect if you’re looking to update your home for the spring months. Opting for pink in the home doesn’t have to mean introducing a barrage of florals or femininity either, it can be toughened up with timeless oak furniture and darker textures too.

Pantone Ash Rose 17-1514colour matches well with Farrow & Ball Cinder Rose

A colour that transcends many others for spring, this wildly romantic tone could be used in hallways, a child’s bedroom, the master bathroom, conservatory or even painted onto a feature wall in the living room. It is bright, airy and welcoming – the epitome of spring!

Pantone Almost Mauve 12-2103 | colour matches well with Farrow & Ball Calamine

Another beautiful blush tone that can be utilised in many areas of your home. If you’re always tempted by a tin of fail-safe white emulsion, why not mix and match the next time you redecorate, and add a touch of subtle pink or cool grey for a more country-inspired feel?

brave the DARK side

In amongst the bright and the bold, the rich and broodier shades of navy, black and deep jewelled tones are also making their way into homes and onto Pinterest boards. A colour palette rarely utilised up until recently for fear it would result in a dark home that deflected natural sunlight, these dramatic and intense hues can actually work wonders in creating a welcoming and airy space when used sparingly. Perfect for updating a modern or more traditional country home, try using deep navy for a backdrop in the bedroom or update the kitchen cabinets with a vibrant splash of rich emerald green.

Not overly confident of your painting skills? Browse our beautiful Westcote Blue collection for some beautiful blue inspiration!

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Pantone Sailor Blue 19-4034colour matches well with Farrow & Ball Drawing Room Blue

A classic shade which continues to grow in popularity, it is surprisingly easy to incorporate into the home too. Particularly prevalent in both modern and more traditional kitchens, team with brass accessories for a more timeless feel.

Pantone Spiced Apple 18-1325 | colour matches well with Farrow & Ball Radicchio

Deep reds and darker jewelled tones can help to make a room feel cosy, harmonious and altogether contemporary. Perfect for the dining room or snug, simply painting a feature wall will help to retain a brightening and welcoming feel.

In addition to the array of bright, bold and blush colours to think about and try this year, there are a number of other interior trends to note too. Traditional and timeless interiors are set to return. From chintz prints to pretty florals and brass finishes, browse your local antique fairs and auctions for affordable finds with a story to tell. Velvet will continue to reign in the textiles world covering curtains, cushions and sofas, whilst oak will remain a popular choice with those looking for furniture that’ll last through the generations.


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If any of these colour predictions for 2018 take your fancy, don’t forget that our flagship store in Stow-on-the-Wold now has a beautiful Farrow & Ball concession – perfect for colour inspiration, colour-matching and interiors advice!

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