5 Expensive-Looking Colours That'll Make Your Home Look Expensive

Choosing which colours to decorate your home with is probably the most important decision you'll make with regard to your interiors. Like fashion, homeware aesthetics fade in and out of popularity, but as far as colour trends go, it pays to go with your gut and invest in the hues that make you happy and feel at ease in your space.

This, however, doesn't mean you have to opt for a wholly neutral palette. Bright colours might be what makes you tick, and that's okay, especially at the moment, when many bright hues have made an impressive and stylish comeback on the interiors scene, providing us with a much-needed refresh from the cold, grey shades that dominated for the longest time.

So if you're looking to switch up your home with a new shade, or if you're like me and want to bring your aforementioned grey pieces bang up to date with the addition of an unexpected hue, scroll on to see the five interior colour trends our editors and expert friends are backing right now.



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"Green is a huge colour trend at present, which I believe is partly because of the pandemic and our natural craving to be outdoors or at least have a connection with it. So we've seen the colour appear on everything from walls (Duck Green is one of Farrow & Ball’s most popular colours) to kitchen cabinetry and upholstery. It is a colour trend that is also coming across through the increased popularity of house plants. Green is surprisingly soothing and a lot more versatile to pair with other colours than you would imagine. We have gained a renewed appreciation for the outdoors, so I believe it's a colour here to stay." — Busola Evans, associate editor and supplements editor, Livingetc and Homes & Gardens

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"Pink is all too often overlooked in interiors but really, it works as a more directional-looking neutral. I always find myself gravitating towards paler pink hues; they're the ideal base to come back to if you want warmth, interest and personality in a space and work well as a subtle all-over colour—even on skirting and ceilings." Katie Brigstock, founder, Style Your Spaces

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"I've always been drawn to colours that quieten and focus the mind, which is probably why I keep investing in blue. While I've always been a fan of navy, right now I find myself leaning towards fresher blue hues; they instantly lift my mood and make my home feel more tranquil in the inevitable working-from-home upheaval." Emma Spedding, editor, Who What Wear UK

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"Warmer neutrals are now being favoured over cooler blue-greys. Dulux's Colour of the Year for 2021, Brave Ground, will serve as a beautiful backdrop to the wooden, woven, rattan and bouclé textures that continue to be so popular." — Charmaine White, founder and interior designer, The White House Interiors

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"Coral is a chic and stylish shade that still feels warm and uplifting. It's a perfect colour for summer whether you're by the beach, in the city or in the countryside, but it also looks incredible in the darker months—especially by candlelight." — Sophie Elliott and Cloe Bueso, co-founders, The Sette

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.