The new Crown colours are here. Crown has identified its latest colour influences through three key trend themes. These current trends have influenced the introduction of eight new paint shades and a reinvigorated palette for the new season ahead.

The idea is to encourage confidence with colour choices, so see how to mix the new shades with existing hues for an easy and revitalising refresh.

REDEFINED

This palette is a contemporary clash of chalky pinks and cement greys. Contrary to popular opinion, this trend celebrates mass production and its ability to recreate the new from the old.

Taking terrazzo as a case in point – the composite material (a combination of cement and marble-chip) is elevated from the industrial to the sophisticated through human means, and forms the foundation of this clean and refined look. Use these colours in blocks or grids for impact.

MOVEMENT

In the same way that concrete pavements meet the bright lights of urban nightlife, Movement is a cultural kaleidoscope of colour. Celebrating global diversity, this trend is all about bold, clashing colours and strong, graphic, directional lines, which result in a youthful and energetic look.

The Crown colour vibrant shades above and below are grounded with Soft Grey Suede and Grey Suede Textured Emulsion.

IMMERSED

This trend takes inspiration from water and represents time away from the crowd to disconnect and realign.Tonal blues encapsulate the ebb and flow of the ocean

The aqua spectrum drifts from midnight blue to a light fog, and is designed to help us imagine home as a getaway.

The new Crown colour shades: Spring Bud, Chalky White, Powdered Clay, Teal, Runaway, Soft Ash, Aftershow and Khaki Twist will be available from the end of January 2019.

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Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites


A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.