With the first signs of spring arriving, we’re ready to dust off our paintbrushes and give our homes a refresh. This season’s biggest paint trend is pastels, a colour palette taken straight from the runway to the interiors world.
Leading the way in pastel-coloured ice cream hues is Dulux, who’s released some mouth-watering gelato shades within their Easycare range. With 60 colours to choose from, including Vanilla Sundae, Soft Peach and Pretty Pink, there’s a shade to suit everyone’s taste.
Soft, calming and romantic, these peachy pastel shades provide a subtle neutral base for any room. If you’re a keen DIYer, consider mixing and matching shades to create a look that’s unique to your home.
Need some inspiration? Dulux’s stylish shots have plenty of tips on how to keep your home sweet this spring.
Cool baby-blue shades instantly transform this bedroom into a relaxing light-filled space and add subtle colour to a neutral scheme. Dulux Easycare paint in First Dawn, £24 for 2.5L, available at Wickes.
Not quite white
A plain white wall can look tired and uninspired, but this off-white colour adds a luxurious feel to a living room space. Dulux Easycare paint in Almond White, £24 for 2.5L, Wickes.
Make it mint
Far from being resigned to the toothpaste tube in your bathroom, mint is a refreshing way to update any room in your home for instant impact. Furnish with black accessories and blue-green furniture to mix and match this versatile pallette. Dulux Easycare paint in Mint Macaroon, £24 for 2.5L, Wickes.
Pink walls add vibrancy to this natural colour scheme. Colour clashing is in vogue this season, so use this stunning pink shade to your heart’s content: while it works well with other pastels, adding a shock of red through accessories will create a eye-catching scheme that will get guests talking. Dulux Easycare paint in Pretty Pink, £24 for 2.5L, Wickes.
With a nod to the botanical interiors trend, this willowy shade makes a statement as much as a wall of leaf-patterned wallpaper ever could. Style with natural wood to creative a tranquil haven, or pep up with monochrome accessories for a contemporary look. Dulux Easycare paint in Willow Tree, £24 for 2.5L, Wickes.