Has the new year inspired you to give your interior design a revamp? Do you want to inject some on-trend hues into your home or office? If so, here are some of the best colours and tones to consider in spring 2017.

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Release your inner glow

Even during the greyest of days, you can inject some sunshine into your life by loading up your paintbrush with a shade of yellow. Bright and sunny yellow kitchens and bathrooms can really shine, but going bold is not always required. This year’s yellow trend can be tailor-made to your own tastes, whether you prefer subtle lemon tones in the bedroom or a sedate mustard hue on a lounge wall or two.

Bring the outdoors in

Green is probably the hottest colour of 2017, and it offers plenty of choices for both homes and workplaces. An acidic apple green can be a perfect statement colour in a hallway or reception, for example, whilst deep emerald can look perfect on the floor of almost any room.

Fake the light

A dismal winter can make you crave light, and this is achievable even without building extra windows into every room. An abundance of white can lighten a room and add a touch of warmth underfoot with the use of flooring such as that offered by companies like http://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk, a complementary tone in the form of grey laminate flooring, or a great olive blind.

From the darkness

Mushroom is this year’s must-have neutral tone, offering a hugely versatile option that would work equally well on kitchen cabinets as it would on the walls or floor. This is the ideal tone if you have a rental property or are thinking of selling your home soon as neutrals always work best in these circumstances, as explained on the HomeOwners Alliance website at  http://hoa.org.uk/advice/guides-for-homeowners/i-am-selling/top-tips-how-to-make-your-home-more-saleable-and-valuable/.

A plum choice

Plum can work incredibly well in a multitude of environments. Of course, you don’t want to paint every wall in a room in dark plum tones – unless you want to feel like you have been eaten alive by a piece of fruit – but it can add depth and shadow when used sparsely as an accent colour or as a dramatic feature in a room. Soften it by combining it with cream tones, or add decadence by teaming it with gold.