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18th January 2019

Coastal Chic or Casual Luxe? The lastest timber colour trends

Take a look around any home design magazine, and you’ll see that timber, once simply a material used in construction, is now very much a stand-alone feature in contemporary architecture and design, both indoors and outdoors. Built-in timber seats (with sneaky storage) are the perfect place to perch, drink in hand, on a hot summer evening. Planter boxes give instant height and define outdoor spaces, whilst the lifestyle perks that come with having a functional and beautiful deck really come into their own in summer. Is it time to give your timber a starring role in your indoor and outdoor living spaces?

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The colour considerations that you apply to indoor spaces are equally as important when considering outdoor shades. Stain shades such as those in our Greys and Rustics palette deflect the heat and tap into a coastal, casual vibe, whilst the golden tones in our Browns and Traditional palettes create a tropical resort feel.


Designers often turn to nature to inspire colour and design. Our stylists here at Haymes are using outdoor timber stains and colours with silver to grey tones to feature timber structures such as decks, seating and pergolas. These echo driftwood, stone and pebble tones, and are at home with natural rock features in adjacent garden beds. Grey is a soft, serene palette which is calming, yet contemporary, cozy and atmospheric. In an outdoor space, it is soothing and textural.

IRON GREY Woodcare Samples

WEDGEWOOD Woodcare Samples

SILVER GREY Woodcare Samples

MINT GREY Woodcare Samples

WEATHERED GREY Woodcare Samples

GREY LEAF Woodcare Samples

Iron Grey


Silver Grey

Mint Grey

Weathered Grey

Grey Leaf


Tropical and resort style is a less of a trend in that it’s always in demand- and who wouldn’t appreciate that resort vibe in their own living space as a permanent place to retreat from the daily grind? Golden tones in decks create a suburban sanctuary, whilst orange timber stains add a sense of vibrancy and energy to a space. These golden, glowing tones are warm, luxe and relaxed, and look amazing against the deep blues and greens of a swimming pool.

CHOCOLATE Woodcare Samples DARK ENGLISH TEA Woodcare Samples ENGLISH TEA Woodcare Samples ROSE WALNUT Woodcare Samples DEEP WALNUT Woodcare Samples DEEP EARTH Woodcare Samples
Chocolate Dark English
English Tea Rose Walnut Deep Walnut Deep E


Monochrome shades are dramatic yet cozy. An exciting trend we’re watching emerge is the repetition of outdoor colours used in interior spaces- and our charcoal shades are a perfect choice to seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living. They look fantastic in outdoor rooms and kitchens off a main living area. Charcoal walls and fences are perfect for creating a sense of space outdoors, as boundaries seemingly disappear. Spaces feel sophisticated and contemporary. Greenery is highlighted, and charcoal adds a sense of depth to a space.

SILVER ASH Woodcare Samples

CHARCOAL Woodcare Samples

LICORICE Woodcare Samples

WENGE Woodcare Samples

EBONY Woodcare Samples

JUST BLACK Woodcare Samples

Silver Ash





Just Black 


Similar in feeling and tone to our greys palette, rustics has an emphasis on raw materials. Nature-inspired, rustics add warmth and a relaxed texture to timber features. Think spaces inspired by the coast and by the bush, weathered patinas and highlighted timber grains.

Timber elements can help define an area for a specific use- outdoor dining, poolside fun or relaxing by a fire pit. The colours you choose for these areas are as essential to the space’s success, as those you choose for indoors. Pop into your local stockist to have our colour specialists work with you to select the perfect colour palette for your space- one that is on trend, yet more importantly, one that you will enjoy for many years to come.

SILVER LEAF Woodcare Samples GREY WASH Woodcare Samples BARREN PLAINS Woodcare Samples SAND Woodcare Samples SOFT STAIN Woodcare Samples ADMIRALTY GREY Woodcare Samples
 Silver Leaf Grey Wash Barren Plains Sand Soft Stone  Admiralty Grey
RUSTIC BEIGE Woodcare Samples RUSTIC STONE Woodcare Samples        
Beige Stone


 Check out our colour range here. 

Thanks to our suppliers, Clickon Furniture, CULT, Design Stuff, District, Globe West, Green Cathedral, House of Orange, Hub, Hunting for George, Lightly, Loom, Neutral Instinct, Open Room, Ross Didier, Sheets on the line, Southwood.