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The Paint Shades To Transform Your Home In 2016

If you’re looking for home decor ideas, these brilliant new colour schemes are a great place to start.

By Amy Lewis, 25 November 2015
The Paint Shades To Transform Your Home In 2016

When it comes to home decor ideas and decorating inspiration, this year’s new paint colour trends are a great place to start.

From bold kitchen colour schemes to relaxing lounge and bedroom ideas

Every year trend forecasters, like the colour experts at Pantone, pull together a series of palettes and colour combinations to showcase what they predict will be the most popular shades for homes and interiors over the coming months.

And this year, we have to admit, the colour combinations are perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms and even children’s playrooms!

Ranging from calming earthy tones to flashes of bright, bold and clashing colour, there are decorating ideas aplenty to be taken from this year’s Pantone View Home + Interiors trend report.

So from bold kitchen colour schemes to relaxing lounge and bedroom ideas, take inspiration for your next DIY makeover. And remember, there’ll be a George Home paint pot in every shade ready to help you transform your space.


Great for living rooms, conservatories and communal spaces where relaxation is key, the soothing Natural Forms palette combines earthy neutrals like beige and brown with bolder highlight colours also taken from nature. Think moss green or plum-coloured feature walls with accents of rusty red, bluey-grey and soft pink.

TRY: George Home Matt Emulsion in Mulberry Wine, Deep Forest and Ground Hazelnut.


Another batch of colours inspired by earthy naturals, the Lineage palette puts a richer, headier spin on things. If you like moody tones go for a deep teal, navy, brick red or dark nude, and clash it with brighter highlight colours such as purple, utility green, peachy apricot or even hot pink.

TRY: George Home Non-Drip Gloss in Cambridge Blue, with Fuchsia Blush and Crystal Lagoon.


Pantone’s Dichotomy palette is ideal for bathrooms. Lots of cool and calm shades like greenish blues, deep lilac and forest green mix with lighter and brighter opposites, such as mood-boosting sunshine yellow, silver and pastel green.

TRY: George Home Kitchen & Bathroom Emulsion in Pacific Ocean with Golden Citrine and Minted Pea.


With the Mixed Bag palette, Pantone has given us plenty of ideas for brightening up the kitchen. Inspired by diverse cultures, the palette sees shades of peach, red and marsala mixing with purple, mustard yellow, bright pink and black. But if that all sounds a little too busy, tone it down with a splash of creamy beige.

TRY: George Home Non-Drip Gloss in Spanish Saffron, Golden Fawn and Burmese Ruby.


If you have a work-dedicated area of the house or a place where the kids can sit to do their homework, try creating a serene atmosphere to boost concentration with the Pantone Ephemera and Soft Focus palettes. Team relaxing pale pastel colours with subtle hints of stronger shades.

TRY: George Home Matt Emulsion in Pastel Pink, Cool Grey and Duck Egg.


If you’re lucky enough to have a room where you can sneak off to read a book or just enjoy some relaxing ‘me time’, try the Footloose colour scheme to create an inspiring feel. Lots of garden greens combine with sky blues, floral pinks and purples, plus a dash of uplifting marigold.

TRY: George Home Non-Drip Gloss in Windsor Green, Golden Citrine and Blue Mist.


Be they toddlers or teenagers, Pantone’s Bijoux and Merriment palettes have plenty of colour scheme inspiration for bedrooms and playrooms alike. Striking shades of blue, green, yellow, pink and purple clash joyfully with calming nudes and browns, for unisex colour combos they won’t grow out of quickly.

TRY: George Home Emulsion Wall Paint in Deckchair Stripe with Pacific Ocean and Fuchsia Blush.