Archive for July, 2020

Paint colour trends for 2020

Applying a fresh lick of paint to your walls is an easy but effective way to makeover your home but sometimes you might need a little inspiration.  Read on for the biggest paint trends of 2020 and how they can transform your home.


Bringing the outdoors in

Green is the most popular colour this year, drawing from nature and connecting us to the environment.  Shades range from earthy tones such as khaki to rich luxurious jade greens and can be used to create a beautiful calming environment in any room.  Balance with neutral colours such as white or stone for freshness or add navy blue accents for impact and drama.  Metallic accessories and plants (real or artificial) will complete the look.


A nod to nostalgia

This trend is about creating a new twist on a traditional style using regal hues such as ruby red, emerald green and royal blue to create an opulent vintage feel.  The Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue which works with this trend perfectly and offers a cosy alternative to charcoal grey.  This trend offers a balance between the contemporary and the traditional and brings a comforting yet luxurious atmosphere to any room.


Pretty in pink

With shades ranging from rose to bubblegum, pink might not be the first colour you’d think of to use in your home, but soft, earthy, dusky pinks offer a brilliant alternative to cooler grey neutrals.  They work well in any space and provide a relaxing, comforting environment that still remains light and airy.


Earthy tones

This trend is all about natural colours, inspired by a slower pace of living and understated beauty.  Warm tones of clay and terracotta bring a rustic, relaxed atmosphere to your home which is comforting and beautiful in its simplicity.  Pair with organic materials and accessories such as bamboo and linen to create a restful space.


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Your home improvement favourites

When lockdown was announced in March many of us found ourselves at home with a lot more time on our hands than usual.  For a lot of people this presented the perfect opportunity to tackle all those jobs around the house that had been put off and with the beautiful sunny weather, more of us were spending time in the garden, painting fences and exterior walls.  Not everyone knew that they could have exterior masonry paint tinted but our in-house experts are able to tint paint to any colour on our colour chart, making it easy to find your perfect match!

You can see our masonry paint products by clicking here


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We soon saw an increase in home improvement projects and in particular there was unprecedented demand for three products, which proved so popular we were often running out of stock.  We joked in the office that we had a new toilet roll saga on our hands!

The products, which remain two of our bestselling paints are the Cuprinol Garden Shades in Urban Slate and Silver Birch and Cuprinol Ducksback in Silver Copse.

Although we’ve seen a variety of paint colours purchased over the last few months, grey is still by far the most popular, particularly for masonry and fencing.   It’s a classic yet modern colour that never goes out of style and with so many different variations, there’s a shade of grey for everyone.

It’s been a difficult time for everyone over the last few months but we’re pleased to let you know that our Stalybridge shop is now open again on Saturdays as well as through the week with protective measures in place.  For any advice or support please drop by or call us on 0161 304 9603 and we’ll be happy to help.



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