Have you ever yearned for simpler times? This trend celebrates the aesthetics of the fifties; a less complicated, more glamorous time. Look at the colour palette and you may be flooded by childhood memories: ice-cream trucks selling red ice lollies and eskimo pies, blue skies, fluro yellow tennis balls, shiny red ribbons and pastel pink chalk. It’s all about using colour to create a feeling of clarity and reduce the chaos in this maddeningly modern world.

Dress your walls in warm fondant pastels like apricot, pinky-lavender and juicy berry or play around with rich, jewel-like tones, such as deep teal or ruby red. But this is not just a trend for the brave. Create a bright yet subtle look by painting small pops of bright colour in unexpected places or pair a single shade of bright colour with laid-back neutrals.

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