An Overview of Colour Trends for 2014

Pastels reign supreme in the 2014 colour trends, evident in the selections provided not only by some of the leading paint manufacturers, but also in the fashion and home furnishing industries. However, these “soft” shades are complemented by dramatic bold punches.

Based on surveys conducted amongst fashion designers, the Pantone Color Institute®, the global authority on colour, determined the predominant hues for the spring 2014 season. These also comprised similar pastels that combine well with brights.

Pantone's Spring 2014 palette

Pantone’s Spring 2014 palette

So how do these colour trends affect you and your home? Well most of the paint manufacturers collaborate with designers to create colour palettes specifically for the home. We’ve done the online research, now you just have to decide which colours are calling your name. For more detailed information click on the manufacturer’s name and you’ll go straight to their website.


Dulux collaborated with five design experts to bring alive the “Future Tribes” vision. Four very distinct palettes evolved.

Dulux - Future Tribes

Dulux – Future Tribes


Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore has created their “New” Neutral Palette for 2014. Inspired by nature, this palette comprises 23 colours designed to work harmoniously together. According to the company’s website these colours “… can make a room happy, flatter your possessions and your art.”


Benjamin Moore’s “New” Neutral Palette



Behr is also focusing on the neutrals, with punches of accent colours. Two examples of each palette show completely different executions. Create your own mix-and-matches in the website’s projects section.

Behr - 2014 Colour Palettes

Behr – 2014 Colour Palettes



Sherwin-Williams covers all bases with their 2014 colour palettes, from the almost-not-there “Diaphanous” selection, and the variations of grey in “Reasoned”, to hearty earth tones in “Curiosity” and the cultural crafts in “Intrinsic”.





SICO believes we’re moving more towards balance in our lives, drawing on nature and art. Their three palettes – “In Unison”, “Logical Perspective” and “Modern Mosaic” – show an increased use of rich colour combinations, innovative patterns and distinct lines.

SICO's 2014-2015 Colour Trends

SICO’s 2014-2015 Colour Trends


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