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The latest paint colour trends
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From brilliant blues to pops of pink and orange, the experts agree that colour is key when it comes to interior trends.

"Brights are back in," says Kristin Garland, of Painted Earth in Fremantle, who points to "intense blues and greens" (try Porter's Paints Isis, Lyre Bird, Cuban Turquoise or Peridot) and "mouth-watering pinks" (try Porter's Paints Wild Strawberries or Pink Ginger).

Bauwerk's Bronwyn Riedel says shades of teal are also a key direction. "Teals are on trend, with cheerful hues such as Bondi perfect for coastal homes, or for a softer, vintage-inspired feel, try Robin Egg or Hyssop," she says.

Max Bailey, of Unique Colour in West Perth, agrees that the blue crush is one of the biggest trends.

"Over the past few years there has been a general trend towards blues from greys through to dark and bright blues," he says.

"As we head to winter, colours such as aqua will tend to more muted tones of greenish-blue through to olive and hunter greens.

"Blue-based greens, aqua, teal and turquoise (are) very versatile hues because they have elements of both warm (yellow) and cool (blue), so they sit well in both yellow/brown based schemes and also crisp cool grey interiors."

At the other end of the colour wheel, Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr says there is an emerging trend towards bright shades of pink and orange - a contemporary change from traditional autumn palettes.

While golds and warmer hues of rich reds and faded oranges will still be popular, she predicts a swing in favour of brighter bursts of colour.

"Hues in punchy oranges and pinks are predicted to be used by homeowners this autumn, drawing on the global fusion of tribal aesthetics and (an) exotic mix borrowed from many cultures," she says.

Her top picks for autumn include Mexican Standoff - an invigorating colour that provides "a contemporary change from traditional autumnal hues" - and Morocco, a luscious, earth- inspired hue that she says can establish a sense of wellbeing.

Feeling brave? Shaynna Blaze, Taubmans brand ambassador and colour creative director and one of the judges on Nine's The Block, points to a jewel-like colour such as Peacock Green, which is inspired by the feathers of the rainbow lorikeet.

Or if you're confident enough to embrace your dark side, she suggests Dark Heather, which pairs perfectly with handsome metallic and leather homewares - think a brass side table, chrome accessories and leather furnishings.

"I love working with dark, rich colours and mixing them with metals to create a sophisticated and sexy yet masculine mood that still feels feminine," she says.