Crown launches their spring/summer 2019 paint collection – but lovers of colour are still a tiny minority

From soft pastels to deep blues and striking golds (yes, really) the Crown spring/summer collection is here and we can't get enough of it

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Crown Paints have launched their spring/summer 2019 paint colour range, providing us with a telling insight into paint colour trends for the year ahead, and plenty of inspiration for anyone considering a new colour scheme for their rooms. 

And while we love, love, love the new range, we did take the chance to ask Crown at their launch what percentage of their paint sales were made up by colours. The answer? An astounding figure (although admittedly an on-the-spot estimate) of just 10 per cent, with whites and creams still dominating sales. You'd never guess from looking at Instagram, right?

Whatever – we still love experimenting with colour in our homes and we know that many of you do, too (if our growing Instagram community is anything to go by). So, whether you're planning a complete decorating overhaul, or simply fancy experimenting with new, on trend shades to freshen up a tired looking space, one of Crown's three colour palettes – Redefined, Movement and Immersed – is likely to appeal. Indulge yourself in a thorough browsing below.


Forward-looking, the Redefined collection celebrates mass production and the ability to create something new from something old. 

A contemporary clash of chalky pinks and cement greys, Crown Colour Consultant Judy Smith loves the idea of 'using soft pastels with a graphic grid to create a look that's fresh and new'.

living room painted pink, purple and white by crown paints

Recreate this look using a combination of the shades Clay White, Soft Ash, Aftershow and Pashmina. All from Crown

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room painted with white beige and yellow paints by crown paints

This look combines the shades Splash of Pepper and Spring Bud with Grey Putty and Aftershow. All available from Crown

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pink and dark blue painted rom with cushions by crown

Channelling the colour blocking trend, we love this combination of Pashmina and Aftershow, both by Crown

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Inspired by the presence of bright lights in a concrete jungle; global travel and street culture the Movement collection combined burnished greys with bold stamps of colour.

Justyna Korczynska from the Crown Design Studio suggests using these shades to create 'strong geometric shapes'.

geometric style bold paint scheme by crown

Combine the shades Scrumptious, Soft Grey Suede and Grey Suede to recreate this look. All shades by Crown

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bold coloured paint scheme by crown

We love the use of the shades Palm Srings, Marble Top, Grey Suede and Mustard Jar to create this bold, geometric look. All from Crown

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Immersed is intended to create an atmosphere of self-awareness, taking inspiration from one of the basic elements of life: water. 

Crown Colour Consultant Neville Knott notes how this colour palette 'blurs the structures of any space bringing light and tranquility,' as well as his 'love of the use of aqua that gives a slightly retro '50s mood'.

ombre paint effect in blue tones by crown

Combine the shades Chalky White, Duck Egg, Teal and Midnight Navy to recreate this ombre effect. All shade by Crown

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bathroom painted by crown paints

Combine the shades Duck Egg, Palm Springs, Teal, Stepping Stone and Midnight Navy to create a colour block effect. All available at Crown

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Emily Shaw
Emily Shaw

Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She loves a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.