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How to incorporate latest seasonal trends into your home with Paint Place Mitchell and Fyshwick

Fashion is not just for clothes; and it’s not just our wardrobes that will be sloughing off the sombre colours of cooler months to usher in fresh tones for the warmer season ahead. With Spring just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to freshen up your home by adding some new colour to your interior.

We spoke to the experts at Paint Place Mitchell and Fyshwick to get the lowdown on the hottest colour trends for 2015-16, and show you how you can easily achieve these new looks at home. Lucy Sutherland, Trend Forecaster and General Manager of the International School of Colour and Design, recently launched the collections for this year – and there’s something for every taste.

“The four trend themes we’re launching in 2015-16 are Interstellar, Softly Softly, Petrol and Persimmon, and Draper-esque,” she says.

Let’s look at each of these trends in detail and how you can bring elements of these into your home.


“This look is about adding small pieces of luxury to your home and about the unadulterated celebration of sophisticated glamour,” says Lucy.


Achieve this look with shades of charcoal, gold accents, and finish with boldly sculptural accessories. Metallics and rich textures like velvet are an easy way to add instant old Hollywood glamour to your home.

Try these Haymes Paint colours to get the look.


Tip: Lucy suggests working with odd numbers – 3, 5 or 7 objects – when creating a vignette or visual display so why not try this trick next time you decorate a buffet unit or shelf?

Softly Softly

“The next trend is a celebration of texture. Evolved in response to some of the highly coloured, graphic trends that we’ve had over the past couple of years,” says Lucy.


If you’d like to bring this pared back, romantic look into your home, focus on natural finishes – it’s all about concrete and marble.

We love Softly Softly for living areas and bedrooms where you want to create the sense of relaxation. Try these Haymes Paints colours to get the look.


DIY: you don’t have to buy all new decor to suit this trend. The Paint Place website’s DIY centre includes step-by-step tutorials, including one coming soon which will show you how to turn plastic bottles into concrete-look vases.

Petrol and Persimmon

“Petrol and Persimmon is a fun and a thoroughly modern trend – it’s got a twist of retro and just a hint of Scandi-style to it.”

This palette of strong teal and watermelon feels perfect for summer and works beautifully with warm timber and crisp white.


“Lighting pieces play a major part in the look of this trend,” explains Lucy “Whether it’s a sculptural floor lamp or a pop of colour in a retro style table lamp.”

To achieve this look be brave and embrace colour – bold shades offset by white walls will make the Petrol and Persimmon palette pop in your home. Try these shades from Haymes Paints.


DIY: If the thought of painting your walls in these strong colours is too much, the Paint Place DIY Centre will soon feature another clever tutorial showing how to create a geometric piece using the Petrol and Persimmon palette. It’s the perfect visual feature for on top of a buffet or shelf!


“The final trend, Draper-esque, is really influenced by the TV series Mad Men – the beautiful set design and style of decoration,” says Lucy.



Retro and mid-century furniture, botanical inspired styling and shades of acid yellow, rich teal and warm concrete take centre stage with this trend.

“On the wall we’ve used really quirky air plants, almost like artwork on the walls.”

Try these Haymes Paint colours to get the Draper-esque look in your home.


Will you introduce any of these new trends to modernise your home this Spring? Tell us your favourite look from the Paint Place in the comments below!

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