NURTURING THE TREND FOR NATURE-INSPIRED PAINT COLOURS

Coloured Casement Windows by Ventrolla
Coloured Casement Windows by Ventrolla

The concept of bringing the outside in has captured the heart of the nation. Bifold doors link open plan living areas with gardens, blurring the transition from exterior to interior. And house plants have never been more popular – from trailing plants and lofty palms to statement Monstera. The obsession with all things natural has also permeated interior décor trends, with tropical print wallpapers and Victorian-inspired floral soft furnishing fabrics alongside a popular palette of natural paint tones that we’re seeing used on exterior elements like coloured timber windows. 

A natural revolution

A recent collaboration between the Natural History Museum and Farrow & Ball has confirmed the trend for nature-inspired paint colour. Their ‘Colour by Nature’ collection has been curated with the tones of nature in mind, staying true to their distinctive colour names, the collection includes Broccoli Brown, Lake Red and Verdigris Green.

Dulux have also embraced this movement, announcing colour of the year 2021 – Brave Ground™ – a warm earthy tone that connects back to nature.

“Broccoli Brown” by Farrow & Ball, inspired by nature
“Broccoli Brown” by Farrow & Ball, inspired by nature
Dulux have announced their colour of the year 2021 – Brave Ground™
Dulux have announced their colour of the year 2021 – Brave Ground™
Social inspiration

Popular for a few years now, natural prints on wallpaper show no signs of going away. From modern twists on botanical designs to palm prints and bamboo patterns – bold, dark and dramatic colours steal the spotlight. Choose from daring, large-scale designs featuring woodlands, jungles, rain forests and tropical landscapes – perfect for all rooms, from bathrooms to the nursery. And you only have to browse Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz for inspiration from stylish homeowners. Here are a few of our favourites…

1. A strong but beautiful patterned wallpaper choice from @tinyandthehouse.

2. Bold paint choices to make a cosy room over @chorltonhouse.

3. Distinctive wallpaper to complement the colour scheme (and the sofa!) @the_girl_with_the_green_sofa‘s home.

4. You’re greeted by a very warm welcome in this stunning hallway @the_idle_hands.

Coloured timber windows

Here at Ventrolla, we’ve witnessed the resurgence of natural colours used in everyday interiors, too. Green is a current favourite, in all shades. Deep browns, cool greys, strong yellows and vibrant reds also play a key part. We’ve found that more customers than ever are wanting to paint their newly-renovated sash windows in contemporary tones – a stark contrast to years of windows being framed in whites and creams.

Sash window painted in strong colours - renovation by Ventrolla
Sash window painted in strong colours - renovation by Ventrolla

When renovating timber windows, for an extra charge, our customers can request bespoke coloured parting bead as an additional service from us. We can colour match any paint colour so that the parting bead (where the draught proofing is housed) matches the colour of the finished windows. We do this by obtaining the RAL number of the paint colour that you’ve chosen.

Alternatively, we have a standard range of six colours, including white, caramel, brown and black.

Coloured parting bead choices from Ventrolla
Coloured parting bead choices from Ventrolla

Speak to our team today about your window project & our coloured parting bead service.