Introduced earlier this year, the Haymes Paint Colour Library is a new tool that allows the Australian paint brand to showcase its latest colour collections with a particular eye on interior trends. The most recent addition to the library, ‘Volume 8,’ sees 27 on-trend paint colours categorised into three themes – ‘Stark Beauty, ‘Strata’ and ‘Pitch Dark’ run the gamut from vibrant green to moody nudes, subtle whites and rich reds.
“Volume 8 covers the diverse collection of colour and design directions we see influencing the market globally. We’ve presented this volume in three distinct colour stories that we believe will work well across interiors, particularly in Australia,” says Wendy Rennie, colour and concept manager at Haymes Paint.
“There is no one-size-fits all approach and often it’s the blend of external factors like culture, arts, politics and commerce that influence our trends and colour palettes,” says Wendy of the brand’s colour forecasting strategy.
‘Stark Beauty’ pairs fresh, grassy green with subtle white tones to conjure what the brand calls an ‘almost Japanese aesthetic and sensibility,’ that embraces soft minimalism. The green shade is a particularly vibrant one that is perfect for energising tired spaces.
As its name would suggest, ‘Strata,’ pays homage to the rich colours found in the layers of the earth. From ruddy tans and browns to lush deep green and sea blue, ‘Strata’ is an earthy palette that is ideal for pairing with the ever-popular tribal trend.
The most diverse palette, ‘Pitch Dark,’ is big on dark hues and features strong blacks and dark charcoals combined with rich reds. A moody nude lightens the look, as does an injection of deep blue.
Photography: Martina Gemmola | Styling: Ruth Welsby