With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to refresh your home with a fresh coat of paint. Whether it’s a whole room or a feature wall, a splash of colour can really change the dimensions of a room. The UK’s leading Mattress and Bed Online Specialists, MattressNextDay, have analysed the UK Google Searches for the most popular paint colours from Farrow & Ball, Dulux and Little Green – uncovering the top 10 paint colours predicted to be popular this year.
After months in lockdown, it seems natural colours that reflect the great outdoors are the most popular.
At the top of the list was Farrow & Ball’s “Purbeck Stone”, a grey-taupe colour that the company describes as “clean and understated”.
UK Google searches for the colour increased by 1,292 percent in the past year, alone.
In second place is Farrow & Ball’s “Jitney”, an earthy brown colour that the company describes as “incredibly uplifting”.
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“Skimming stone”, another warm grey tone from Farrow & Ball came in fifth place.
In sixth place, another Farrow & Ball favourite is “Sap Green”, which is the “exact hue of the lower wings of an orange top butterfly, as well as the leaves of woody nightshade.”
The only blue on the list is “De Nimes” by Farrow & Ball which came in seventh place.
The colour is similar to denim and is “rooted in a regency palette but is inspired by the cloth of everyday workwear made in the French city Nîmes”.
He continued: “That’s why it was refreshing to see that the majority of the paint colours we’ve predicted to be big this Spring/Summer are inspired by nature.
“After spending so much of the past year indoors, our research found that interest in green and brown coloured paint is on the rise.
“Green proved to be the most popular colour overall, with the hue accounting for four of the top 10 spots.
“Not only is this a tranquil colour, but it’s one that really does bring the outdoors in.
“Looking in, it gives the optical illusion that the room continues beyond the windows – making it even more ideal for homes in the countryside.”