Crown Paints brings new colour twist with Autumn/Winter 2017 trends

Clean and contemporary lines, an atmosphere of mystery and drama and a natural, rural patchwork effect are the three dominant themes in Crown Paints’ latest, on-trend Colour Influences.

Three palettes have been developed for the Autumn/Winter 2017 season, Considered, Intrigue and Patterned Landscape, with each collection designed to give architects and designers inspiration to create personality in their projects.

The Colour Influences are produced by an expert panel, assembled by Crown, who join forces to pinpoint the latest trends, using their knowledge and passion for colour to produce a stunning visual compilation.

The colours are available in Crown Paints’ high quality, professional brands, Crown Trade, Sadolin and Sandtex Trade, which are all crafted with over 200 years of knowledge and experience.

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Crown Colour Specialist, Kathryn Lloyd, is a member of the Colour Influences panel and has worked to ensure the palettes work in both private and public spaces.

Kathryn said:

“The Colour Influences programme is Crown Paints’ way of celebrating its love of colour. It gives specification professionals useful insight into the shades which will shape professional interior and exterior environments in Autumn and Winter, as well as Spring and Summer each year.

“For Autumn/Winter 2017, the first palette, Considered, is a mature and sophisticated collection of soft, muted tones that celebrate the fluidity of colour.

“Frosted blues and faded hues of purple and pink are separated by hard lines and geometric shapes.

“A clean and contemporary trend, Considered can be interpreted onto a single statement wall, or an entire room.

“The second trend, Intrigue, invites us to look to the evening, bringing with it an unpredictable atmosphere of mystery and drama.

“This palette depicts colours at their deepest and most absorbing, pairing midnight blues and rich greens, with accents of yellow punctuating big blocks of colour like moonlight on the water.

“The final trend, Patterned Landscape, is inspired by an aerial view of the sweeping countryside, revealing patterns from above.

“Dewy greens and milky browns are stitched together with accents of white and copper metallic to add texture and bring the landscape to life.”

The Influences programme is one of a series of initiatives from Crown developed to support specifiers with colour.

Accessed through Crown Paints’ Specification Services, other services include bespoke colour scheming and a library of sector focussed colour books for environments including healthcare, housing and education.

Exterior and interior schemes can also be completed using computer aided design – and for certain projects the Colour Services Team can provide face-to-face consultation.

Crown Paints also offers two CPDs on colour. The first, The Role Of Colour In Buildings, covers colour psychology and the role it plays in creating atmosphere, effective lighting and the role colour plays in perceptions of room dimensions. This CPD also offers advice on how to create and specify colour schemes and comply with the Equality Act with the use of Crown Paints SCAN® colour coding system.

Colour In Education is the second CPD, and this explores how colour can be used to best effect within an educational environment.  It addresses topics similar to the first CPD, but investigates them in the context of educational sector.

An area dedicated to colour can be found on the Crown Paints Specification Services website at

More details are also available by calling the Crown Paints Specification Team on 0330 0240310 or by emailing info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)