The five big trends for paint and wallpaper – colour, pattern and texture make an appearance

2020 sees an abundance of warm neutrals, bold patterns and textured paint.

Refreshing a room with a new colour palette either through paint or wallpaper can really transform a space, pending you have an understanding of colour theory and how it can affect the mood in a living area.

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THE LATEST PAINT AND WALLPAPER TRENDS

The stalwarts of any decorating scheme, start your search with a little insider knowledge to truly get the best out of the new paint and wallpaper trends. Here, MyJobQuote are predicting five next big trends for paint and wallpaper.

1. GO BIG, BOLD AND BRIGHT

Wallpaper has gone through varying periods of popularity, but the latest trends are focusing on using wallpaper more liberally, choosing more daring and bold prints for your schemes. From reprints of classic architectural designs to shockingly vibrant floral fiestas, wallpaper’s recent resurgence is not stopping anytime soon.

Photography: Simon Bevan

2. PILE ON THE TEXTURE

The natural look will always be full of imperfections, and that can be embraced with texture. The industrial aesthetic such as a concrete-like paint adds definition which can be interacted with through touch, offering a truly unique pattern in each application.

Paint trends 2020

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

3. MAKE IT A MURAL

For a short time, simple murals, often in vinyl format could be purchased from the High Street. Now, designs have advanced to include full scale works of art that can be the highlight of a room, with the remaining walls complementing it with subtle, natural colours.

paint and wallpaper trends 2020

Photography: Jake Curtis

There’s a wealth of wonderfully bold wallcovering designs hitting the design world this season – whether single panel designs, vast wall size pictorial scenes or textural looking surfaces, any of them will add a whole extra dimension to your space.

See: Paint trends 2020 – the colours you need for the ultimate wonder walls

paint and wallpaper trends 2020

Photography: Jake Curtis

4. WARM UP WITH NEUTRALS

For some time, grey has dominated many rooms with its various tones and versatility. However, we could see a return of warmer neutrals such as oatmeal and beige coming back, offering a warmer, more homely ambience then grey currently provides.

paint and wallpaper trends 2020

Photography: Davide Lovatti

See: Bedroom wallpaper ideas – The easy way to add pattern, texture and character to your room

5. STEP INTO THE DARK SIDE

Dark colours used to be avoided as often this would be misinterpreted as making a room seem dark and dingy. However, with an eclectic use of space, well-placed lighting and shapes, deeper royal blues and luxurious emerald greens are making a comeback.

Photography: Simon Bevan

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