Colour trends for autumn/winter 2015

Do you prefer Cosy Tartan or Luxe Metallics? Kathleen explores four of the key colour trends for your home this autumn/winter

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This autumn/winter there are several key interior design trends emerging, and they all have different colour schemes. If you’re looking to redecorate, it’s the perfect time to get out the paintbrush and embrace some new shades.

Choose from Retro Folk, which champions vibrant choices of colour; Scandinavian Style, which majors in more muted tones; Luxe Metallics, with its sparkle and shine; or Cosy Tartan, to bring warmth to any home. Here’s what you need to know…

Retro Folk

A fun and vibrant trend, Retro Folk embraces bold and bright colours. Create a quirky colour scheme by incorporating vibrant orange, yellow or teal into your interior. A living room with mid-century furniture would look fantastic with some bright additions. My favourite of these eclectic colours is Burlington Arcade, from Mylands – it is vivid, but not too overpowering.

Tan leather bucket chair, H71xDia.76cm, BHS

Tan leather bucket chair, H71xDia.76cm, BHS


Luxe Metallics

This autumn/winter, interiors get glamorous. Metallic, marble and metal are all on-trend – and can be used on the walls of your home as well as accessories. Companies like Crown and Dulux offer metallic paints that are perfect for adding a touch of shine to your interior. And, of course, copper continues it’s popularity, making it an option for a striking feature wall.



  • Copper paint, Crown, £18.49 for 1.25l
  • Made By Me Metallic – Stunning Silver paint, Dulux, from £6 for 125ml
  • Millionaire (metallic) paint, Crown, from £18.42 for 1.25l

Scandinavian Style

Clean and crisp colours feature in the enduring Scandinavian-inspired trend. Different shades of grey, perfect white and deep, darker hues offer interiors without too much fuss. The Scandinavian trend is a firm favourite of mine, as it can be altered to suit most interiors. Use lighter shades to maximise natural light, while darker shades will create a more sophisticated scheme.


Scree, Little Greene


Cosy Tartan

Inspired by traditional tartan weaves, use this trend to create a cosy sanctuary this winter and embrace warm hues within the home. While I find the traditional ‘Santa red’ a little too bold for a year-round interior, choosing a darker, berry option will allow the colour to endure past the festive season. Use this trend in a bedroom or living room for an inviting scheme.


Red Velvet by Designers Guild


  • Indian Lake No.288, Mylands, £38 for 2.5l Marble Matt Emulsion
  • Wevet, Farrow & Ball, from £38 for 2.5l Estate Emulsion
  • Red Velvet, Designers Guild, £39 for 2.5l Perfect Matt Emulsion from Designer Paint

Autumn/Winter 2015 trend report