Wickes launch 19 new paint shades – in time for Bank holiday DIY

With paint deals in store this weekend, there's never been a better excuse to decorate

Wickes paint offering just got even better, thanks to the launch of 19 fresh new shades.

The home improvement retailer has added to the existing range to colours, taking the total to 90 –  that's a whole lot of choice to inspire your decorating projects.

The new shades, ranging from neutral whites to bold primary colours, have been carefully selected to tap into a variety of current design trends.

Wickes have identified these as 'Forest Luxe', 'Industrial', 'Monochrome' and 'Scandi'.

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The entire range is priced at just £12 for 2.5 litre tins. Making for affordable decorating, even without any Bank holiday deals.

New Wickes paint shades

living room with wooden flooring and blue sofa set with cushions

New shades Navy Blue & Frosted White

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To support the launch Wickes has exclusively launched 'What's your colour? paint selector tool. This clever tool helps customers along their paint buying journey, finding the perfect shade for their tastes.

A much-needed tool, given the amount of choices now on offer.

living room with wooden flooring and yellow wall


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Make walls sing with joy with the new sunny shade of Saffron yellow . This rich pigment is not for the faint hearted that's for sure.

We recommend it best for creating a feature wall, rather than all four walls – as not to drown a room in overpowering colour.

Related: Living room colour schemes brimming with character and style


living room with fireplace and sofa set

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Use the various shades from the Scandi palette to create zones and pick out architectural details – such as chimney breasts and recess spaces. Layers of tonal colours helps to add a harmonious sense of depth.

bedroom with double bed and armchair

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Mixing blue tones in a room adds interests to walls. Here the team have created the effect of a headboard with a lighter shade of sky blue against a deeper true blue tone.

bedroom with double bed with cushions and pillows

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A broody plum shade is perfect to add drama to a bedroom walls. This wall colour provides the perfect background for muted metallics and classic neutral shades – helping to give the colour extra depth.

Related: Bedroom colour schemes to brighten and lift your home

Head to stores to see the full range of new paint colours,

Which of the new shades will you splashing out on?


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.