Decorating & Design - Colour

2011 paint colour trends

Whether you prefer bold hues or neutrals, these paint trends will have you reaching for your roller and brush.

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There is no mistaking that this colour evokes dark pink peony flowers. A colour-savvy friend convinced me to paint my stairwell in Benjamin Moore's Peony Pink 2089-30 as a foil for the medium-dark parquet flooring I couldn't afford to replace. It was daring, but gorgeous and modern. Benjamin Moore is counting on a similar luscious pink shade, Royal Flush 2076-20 for 2011. "This berry-kissed colour can be grounded when combined with neutrals or fashionable greys, yet swings to the exotic when teamed with other brights," says Grech. Here, it's used on a bedroom accent wall. Shown: Royal Flush 2076-20 (accent wall), Benjamin Moore.


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