Crown's new textured paint range has to be felt to be believed.

Rebelling against the maximalist, patterns and pastel trends, these paints favour soft, warm and natural tones.

With a matt, grainy texture, theSophisticated Suede rangefrom Crown addsan extra dimension to colour,giving walls a look of brushed suede.

With not even the tiniest hint of a sheen, we think the paints make the walls look almost like they're covered in rustic, natural linens.

The colours are all muted, earthy and lovely – taupes, fawns, ecrus, muds and clays - all carefully developed to bring effortless sophistication to a home.

Colour and pattern have had far too long in the spotlight. Perhaps it's time for texture to reclaim its rightful place? You heard it here first...

Discover the full colour palette of the Suede range on

Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.