Queenslander Interior Colour Schemes

Queenslander Interior Colour Schemes

If you’ve been struggling to decide on a new colour scheme for your Queenslander home, read on! Here are the Queenslander interior colour schemes you need to consider in 2022.

Dulux, Wattyl & Porters all recently released their 2022 colour forecasts, and there’s a range of beautiful, updated colour palettes to choose from. But which of these latest looks will enhance the unique, character-filled interiors of a Queenslander home? And which shades will remain stylish for at least a decade?

At Signature Painters, one of our specialties is Queenslander painting, and we know the key things to consider when selecting Queenslander interior colour schemes. Here we bring you our pick of the latest colours trends for Queenslander interiors.

Queenslander Interior Colour Scheme #1:
Warm Neutrals

When it comes to Queenslander interior colour schemes, neutrals with a cold grey base are ‘out’, and neutrals that feel more liveable and natural are ‘in’. Having spent so much time on our devices, colour experts say we’re seeking calm, comforting colours and textures. Cool greys like Dulux Grey Pail are giving way to warm neutrals like Hog Bristle Half which provide the perfect backdrop to add personal touches, natural materials and textiles.

Queenslander interior colour schemes that combine warm neutral walls with soft white woodwork have a calm, inviting appeal. Greiges (a blend of grey and beige) with green undertones, like Dulux Winter Terrace, are also beautifully suited to a Queenslander’s character features and our climate.

Warm neutral Queenslander interior colour schemes - Signature Painters

Warm neutral Queenslander interior colour schemes

Queenslander Interior Colour Scheme #2:
Whites & Hamptons

Colour experts predict that muted off-white shades such Dulux Stowe White and White Dune will usurp cool whites like Lexicon as the go-to whites for interiors. Straight whites (made only from black) are on their way out. Alabaster (light creamy white) walls and beige fabrics can cool a room by tempering the light, while darker browns and gold accents in flooring and furnishings add warmth without adding heat.

The Hamptons style that has become so popular in Brisbane is also due for a refresh. Replacing the ‘crisp bright white against bold or dark blues’ style, is a new visually calmer Hamptons colour palette with less contrast and more warmth. Timber tones intermingle with teal shades, creamy beiges, pops of warm gold, muted blues and tactile materials. The new Hamptons style creates a serene look that works beautifully as a Queenslander interior colour scheme.

White Queenslander interior colour schemes - Signature Painters

White & New Hamptons Queenslander interior colour schemes


Queenslander Interior Colour Scheme #3:
Playful Pastels 

Uplifting colours are the perfect antidote to life’s challenges, and playful pastels lend themselves perfectly to interior colour schemes for Queenslanders. The current on-trend pastels are summery and 80s-inspired – think cornflower blue, lilac, lemon, celery green and rose-gold pinks. Together, they create a dreamy feeling that evokes carefree days and happy times. These colours bring joy and optimism. They can be a great way to update a coastal colour scheme and create a fun vibe paired with eclectic furnishings, rattan and patterned cushions.

Pastel Queenslander Interior colour schemes - Signature Painters

Pastel Queenslander interior colour schemes


Queenslander Interior Colour Scheme #4:

Green has always been popular in Queenslander interior colour schemes. For an up-to-date look, choose greens found in the Australian landscape like Dulux Natural Flora or Wattyl Colorbond Mangrove.  The current nature-inspired colour trends also include earthy tones of clay and moss that have been off the design radar for years. While not traditional in a Queenslander, these can be skilfully used to create a comfortable, yet sophisticated colour palette that adds refined character. Even chocolate brown is making a comeback, but it’s safer to use as an accent colour in furnishings and timbers.

Earthy Queenslander Interior colour schemes

Earthy Queenslander interior colour schemes


Queenslander Interior Colour Scheme #5:
Rich & Dark

Dark charcoal walls with white trim have been on-trend for some time, especially for feature walls. These high-contrast black-and-white schemes are now being left behind in favour of moody petrol blues and dark blue-green greys like Porters Yacht Race and Dulux Benang. These colours create a feeling of warmth and intimacy, and are the perfect backdrop for layered expressive individual interiors with decadent fabrics, one-off vintage finds or treasures from around the globe. Dark Queenslander interior colour schemes give a rich and sophisticated feel but for many homes, these colours are best used sparingly or in walk-through areas.

Rich & dark Queenslander interior colour schemes - Signature Painters

Rich & dark Queenslander interior colour schemes


Painters that Specialise in Queenslanders Can Help

Queenslander interior colour schemes are as unique as the people who live in these character-filled homes. While colour trends are great for inspiration, it’s more important to choose a colour scheme you like that suits your house, its light and proportions, your personal style, furnishings and the mood you want to create.

Before making any decisions, make sure you get a professional colour consult and digital colour overlay, get colour swatches and test sample pots on different areas of your home’s interior. Signature Painters can help you with the colour selection process which is free with your full repaint.

The Signature team has years of experience with Queenslander painting and restoration. Prior to painting, we can also repair any damage to ensure your refreshed interior looks as good as new. If you’d like a fast accurate quote, contact Signature Painters today to book an appointment and start the journey towards your new Queenslander interior colour scheme.


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