Autumn and winter shades on show with Crown Paints Colour Influences.

Crown Paints has revealed the latest colour trends, offering inspiration for the autumn and winter months ahead.

Under the paint manufacturer’s Colour Influences programme, designers and colour experts have curated three colour palettes for autumn and winter.

‘Out of the Dark’, ‘Skyscapes’ and ‘Faded Berries,’ provide a wealth of ideas for decorators looking to give their clients some ideas and inspiration regarding the latest on-trend shades.

The first of the three palettes, ‘Out of the Dark’ features a dramatic and daring edge – relying on the use of dark colours to make a strong colour statement, and then applying an expanse of contrasting tone to turn it on its head.

Black and charcoal grey are dominant in this look, forming solid blocks of tone that are interrupted by strong blasts of bright yellow, pink and orange.

The second palette ‘Skyscapes’, is inspired by a natural landscape, and uses layers of tonal colour to create an ethereal, magical look – and it illustrates just how versatile blue can be.

Accents within the trend include sophisticated grey and chalky neutrals, which perfectly enhance the blue gradations and offer a subtle nod to clouds, mist and rocks.

The final palette from Crown Paints’ Colour Influences autumn/winter 2016 is entitled ‘Faded Berries,’ which sees nature take on a robust and moody persona.

This atmospheric influence captures the intensity of nature as it matures and evolves, evoking a landscape characterised by wild heather and untamed foliage.

By setting the richness of deep heather tones against mossy and grassy greens, the palette takes on a decidedly untamed aesthetic, celebrating a nature that is faded and wild rather than restrained and pristine.

The berry and green tones are complemented by neutral accents which bring a softness to the overall look.

Every year, Crown Paints invites its panel of designers, colourists and trend forecasters to identify the influences that will define the colour landscape for the year ahead.

The group discusses global events, social and economic changes as well as fashion and interior design trends to identify patterns for future influences and ultimately learn what will drive customers’ tastes and behaviour in the year ahead.

The colours are available in many of the high quality, professional products within the company’s Crown Trade, Sadolin and Sandtex Trade brands, which are all crafted with over 200 years of knowledge, experience and passion.

The 2016 Autumn/Winter Colour Influences brochure can also be viewed at  Alternatively, the brochure can be ordered by email at Paints Colour Influences AW16 Faded Berries 1 Crown Paints Colour Influences AW16 Faded Berries 2 Crown Paints Colour Influences AW16 Out of the Dark 1 Crown Paints Colour Influences AW16 Out of the Dark 2 Crown Paints Colour Influences AW16 Skyscapes 1 Crown Paints Colour Influences AW16 Skyscapes 2