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Crown Paints Showcases On-Trend Shades For Specifiers With 2013 Spring/Summer Colour Influences

Crown Paints has unveiled its renowned Colour Influences collection for Spring/Summer 2013 – featuring inspired shades that will shape future specification projects.

Focused on three new distinctive palettes, the launch reinforces Crown Paints’ continued leadership in colour forecasting and offers an on-trend, personalised look for public spaces, commercial environments and retail areas.

The three trends have been developed by the Crown Paints Colour Influences panel, a team of distinguished thinkers and stylists assembled for the annual project.

The first palette, ‘Equilbrium’ offers a bold and contemporary focus, with a masculine edge. The palette is influenced by the colour confidence of early 20th century design movements. It features grown-up primary colours, which inject vibrancy to a base of black, white and coolly modern greys, - while graphic lines and angular arrangements give a gallery-like feel where colour and structure combine to create the perfect visual balance. 


A more feminine palette is found in the second trend, ‘Mannequin.’ Pretty but powerful, this gives equal balance to sweet and strong colours. Taking inspiration from the catwalk, it sees flesh hues and soft pinks combine with pale greys and a touch of metallic silver to complete a beautifully elegant picture.

The final palette, ‘Optimism’ brings together the uplifting energy of bubblegum pink, sunshine yellow and deep blue – and displays them against crisp white touches or backgrounds. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use, this palette suggests an upbeat sensibility.

Judy Smith, Crown’s Colour Consultant, said: “The Influences for 2013 are thought provoking and inspiring, with wonderful vibrant palettes that are both interesting and flexible.”

To ensure specifiers get the best from colour, Crown Paints offers a dedicated Colour Service.

The service includes access to bespoke colour scheming, which is realised through CGI software, depending on the nature of the client’s project.

Face-to-face consultations and computer-aided design for interior schemes are also provided.

Vernon Kinrade, Crown Paints Specification Manager, said: “As the UK’s longest standing paint manufacturer, colour is at the heart of everything Crown does – and forecasting colour trends for interiors and exteriors is one of the brand’s proudest annual achievements. 

“These latest influences are designed to inspire designers and architects and other specifiers  to think about how our paint can be used to make a statement – and give a unique personality to commercial and residential areas.”

Within the specification sector, Crown Paints’ range includes Crown Trade, Sandtex Trade and Sadolin, all premium systems combining high technology formulations and a choice of inspirational colour, with a quality finish.

Specifiers can also enhance their selection of premium products with a powerful new online resource launched by Crown Paints, PaintSpec Finder®.

Available at the facility delivers instant and technically-detailed specification plans for exterior and interior projects, through a user-friendly format that allows the user to filter through a great deal of technical information to pinpoint exactly what products they need for their chosen projects.

PaintSpec Finder® then pulls together the specifications into a report, with a personalised cover sheet.

For more details please contact Crown Paints’ Specification Services Team by calling 0845 034 1464, emailing or visit the website at

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