New season paint colours – our pick of the best

Looking for the hottest new paint colours for 2024? From leafy green to Denim Drift blue, be inspired by our pick of the best paint colours for this season

Pantone Greenery by Valspar on wall behind tray with vase and flower
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Has the new year left you feeling like it’s time for a paint refresh? Maybe you are looking to decorate the bedroom or planning a living room overhaul? Here at Ideal Home we've selected the statement paint colours that are going to be big in 2024. Whatever project you’re tackling, be sure to take a look at this season's hottest new shades to help you do the job. With the new spring summer trends coming through there’s a wealth of gorgeous paint colours around, from sunshine yellows and vibrant happy greens to the deep moody blues that look so great with metallics. Read on to stay ahead of the interior colour trends for the year ahead…

Denim Drift paint colour on bedroom walls with grey armchair

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1. Denim Drift

Dulux announced Denim Drift as its colour of the year, a beautiful calming shade of blue-grey, perfect for adding serenity to your home. In a world so busy this delightfully fresh tone is ideal for adding a laid back vibe to any room; seen here in a bedroom it gives an instant feeling of stillness. Denim Drift is a timeless shade that will stand the test of time, far from the trends of ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ thanks to its easy to live with qualities. The price shown is for Endurance+ Matt

Denim Drift, £29.99 for 2.5L, Dulux

Pantone Greenery by Valspar on wall behind tray with vase and flower

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2. Pantone Greenery by Valspar

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2024 was announced as ‘Greenery’, a bold fresh green perfect for bringing the outdoors in! Pantone has chosen greens in the past for this accolade, but none quite as bright and fresh as Greenery, which is meant to evoke thoughts of nature in full bloom. It's a refreshing colour that aims to reassure, rejuvenate and revitalise. So whether you’re ready for a complete overhaul in 2024, or you just want to invite tranquillity and peace into your home, this harmonious hue might just provide the inspiration you need. To accentuate this luscious green further add dark accents colours to really make it pop. Valspar is exclusively offering Greenery, made to order at B&Q.

Pantone Greenery by Valspar, £28.43 for 2.5L, B&Q

Lemon Squash coloured wall behind pot plant and table and chairs

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3. Lemon Squash

There has been a lot of hype around green and blue for 2024 with yellow being slightly left out in the cold. We want to welcome this zesty shade into our homes - what’s not to love about this uplifting hue, reminiscent of sunshine? This versatile colour takes us from mustards in the darker months to buttercup as we move into more warm months. For this spring, Crown has chosen Lemon Squash as the key yellow for decorating our homes. This calming shade is part of Crown’s ‘stillness’ trend, all about mindfulness, contemplation and reflection; using colour to create a living environment that soothes the soul. The price shown is for Matt Emulsion.

Lemon Squash, £20.50 for 2.5L, Crown

Studio Green coloured wall behind wooden table and chair in room with wooden mirror sliding door

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4. Studio Green No.93 by Farrow & Ball

Paint experts Farrow & Ball have chosen this shade of green as a key colour for 2024. It’s a great alternative to ubiquitous charcoals that are a popular choice right now. Decorating with shades greens is renowned for creating a sense of calm and serenity, therefore great for any room that you can enjoy some downtime in. Don't be afraid to choose dark colours; they can look wonderfully rich and sophisticated, especially when teamed with warm wood or metallics.

Studio Green No.93 by Farrow & Ball, £43.50 for 2.5L, Designer Paint

Light pink painted wall with light on the pedestal next to bed with white pillow

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5. Carmine 189 by Little Greene

Embrace your romantic side with a splash of pink. Interiors is never far behind the fashion world - which is currently full of luscious shades of pink. In fashion everything goes from vibrant fuchsia to baby pink but with interiors it's more about the more chalky, earthy tones of pink. This Carmine shade is a divine example. Pink is one of those great wall colours that looks fabulous with accents of green, navy and grey.

Carmine 189 by Little Greene, £27 for 1L, John Lewis

Maroon painted wall in room with grey door and golden folding light hanging over artwork

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6. Radicchio No.96

Pink has become a popular decorating colour and it’s only a matter of time before the trend moves on to deeper red tones. It's this thinking that has lead Farrow & Ball to flag this rich optimistic shade as a key colour for 2024. Radiccho is a romantic, rich colour with great depth thanks to the underlying blue tones in the pigment. This colour sits seamlessly with cool greys and stone to great a sense of drama to interiors – perfect for bring walls to life. Be brave enough to use Radiccho on all four walls and pick out woodwork in the accent shades, allowing it to take centre stage. Price shown is for Estate Emulsion.

Radicchio No.96, £43.50 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball

Purple painted wall behind grey sofa with purple and dark pink cushions

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7. Buddleia Paint by Graham & Brown

Give walls a stunning refresh with this rich shade of purple; think less Cadbury’s and more aubergine - the species of nightshade with a gloriously dark coloured skin. This brooding colour is set to be big for 2024 thanks to its sophisticated, glamorous qualities. Deep purple is ideal for bedrooms and dining rooms, dark enough to create atmosphere and romantic enough to create an intimacy within the space. Layer with accents of brass and gold to enhance the look. Price shown is for Premium Matt Emulsion.

Buddleia Paint by Graham & Brown, £30 for 2.5L, House of Fraser

Pink painted wall behind wooden dresser with big round mirror on top

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8. Sugared Almond by Designers Guild

Soft pink was one of last year's hottest fashion and interior trends, which shows no sign of waning. Pastels are still key for 2017, with sorbet pink being key. This delicious shade looks beautiful when combined with metallic accents - seen expertly done with Graham & Brown's wallpaper of the year. This extremely matt, hard-wearing emulsion from Designers Guild has excellent colour saturation and is suitable for use throughout the home. Price shown is for Perfect Matt Emulsion.

Sugared Almond by Designers Guild, £40, Designer Paint

Bone China Blue by Little Greene Paint Co.

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9. Bone China Blue by Little Greene Paint Co.

Grey is the colour that just keeps giving, the not-so-new beige for the decorating world. The beauty of this shade are the underlying blue tones that move it on from last years grey. We love it in Little Greene's groundbreaking paint finish, Intelligent Matt Emulsion. Totally flat and yet completely washable, it's a quick-drying, environmentally-friendly paint for high-traffic areas where an easy-to-maintain, beautiful, matt finish is desired. Can also be used on woodwork and even radiators.

Bone China Blue by Little Greene Paint Co., £45 for 2.5L, John Lewis

Carbon Blue by Fired Earth

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10. Carbon Blue by Fired Earth

Embrace the dark side with this fabulous black blue. An intense blue, as though hewn out of carbon black, to produce a fundamental earth tone with power and depth. It’s often thought that dark colours make a room feel smaller, this isn’t the case – in fact we think quite the opposite provided there is enough natural light dark can give a great depth of field. Dark walls give the illusion of pushing away from you, creating an optical illusion of more space. We also love dark walls for creating drama and framing whatever sits on the wall; fireplace or picture frames etc. A soft, wipeable emulsion paint which dries to a chalky matt finish. Suitable for interior walls and ceilings, it provides excellent coverage and colour retention.

Carbon Blue by Fired Earth, £39.50 for 2.5L, Designer Paint


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.