Trending: Navy is The New Grey

Navy is the new Grey - Pat McDonnell Paints

Is navy really going to overtake grey as the nations favourite paint colour? Ger Cooney, a marvellous colour consultant at our Centre Park Road store in Cork gives us all the details on the latest colour trend. Ultra chic and modern, let’s learn more about navy.

Warmer greys with hints of red, and injections of colour like blues and greens, unlike the colder greys, remain in vogue for the year ahead. Greys continue to be extremely popular with home decor enthusiasts. Grey is an enduring colour which has stood the test of time and works with most schemes. Popular greys include Cornforth White from Farrow & Ball – a very nice, subtle and soft grey that is ideal for kitchens. Dolmen from Colourtrend has a hint of green and Oyster Bed is a harmonious grey which works well with browns, greens, navy and other richer greys. Another popular paint hue is Dulux Silverwood and Dapple Grey which has a hint of green – both are very on trend for 2017. Thistle Grey, Light Lichen and Sheepskin from Colourtrend are also stunning paint shades.

However, this season it’s all about Navy. Although Grey is a fantastic, versatile colour, Navy is a more chic and luxurious colour. Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue and Dulux Moda’s Gatsby Blue are luxurious, washable matt colours with lots of depth and body which can lift any space. Accent colours like Moda’s Tillbury Teal, a combination of green and blue is a rich colour that’s excellent for reception rooms, feature walls and alcoves. There is a shift from our customers towards more styled interiors, such as adding wallpaper, pops of vibrant colours and painting alcoves and/or furniture to recreate new looks in their existing spaces. Light is a key consideration in all projects and for those uncertain or needing some advice, booking a free colour consultation is helpful. Navy is the new grey: colour trends at pat mcdonnell paints

Darker colours like navy work very well on woodwork too. There is a trend towards painting wood paneling the same colour as the walls, which gives a space a more refined and polished look. It allows the singular colour to bring out the depth and detail of a room. Matt colours with a traditional, low sheen finish continues to be popular with our customers this season.

Navy works well with earthy dark woods, warm metallic colours such as copper and gold as well as crisp, white contemporary accessories. If you’re not brave enough to fully embrace the colour, why not start with some navy furnishings such as sofas, curtains, rugs and cushions.

Interior design guru Abigail Ahern is a huge fan of this new trend as seen on her Instagram page. “It casts a tranquil, gentle Zen-like glow in any room. It’s a hue that softly gathers you in and although it’s super popular everywhere, I would say it’s particularly perfect for bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and bathrooms. Anywhere you want to unravel and chill a little.” Abigail writes.

have nothing in your house that is not useful or beautiful - william morris (pat mcdonnell paints)

Our Colour Consultant Ger believes strongly in William Morris’ decor philosophy quoted above and is dedicated to giving customers as many options as they wish. To make a free colour consultation with Ger please email or call Centre Park Road directly to make an appointment on: 021 432 0200.