Under The Spotlight: Mucky Swan - Colourtrend Paints

June 27, 2023 3 min read

Welcome back to our series, Under The Spotlight. This month we will be talking all things Mucky Swan, an iconic neutral shade from our Weather Collection. Our unique tinting system ensures that any colour from our complete collection is available in any finish- Any Colour, Every Finish. Meaning that Mucky Swan, although part of our Weather Collection, can be used in a variety of spaces around the home, inside and outside.

Neutral colours are a great way to add warmth to a space and create a sense of comfort and serenity. This colour is the perfect blend of white, grey, and brown that creates a cocooning, homely feel in any space.

This go-to neutral is a beautiful base colour that works in harmony with soft natural tones and deep vibrant hues, making Mucky Swan the perfect option for both classical and contemporary settings.


Mucky Swan Exterior

When approaching the summer months, your outdoor space becomes an area for gatherings, entertaining and a place to unwind. Whether you live in a traditional bungalow, a period home, or a modern build, Mucky Swan is a versatile neutral shade that compliments all styles and Irish landscapes.

This delicate grey shade creates a soft, cosy environment and pairs beautifully with mossy greens, natural elements, and soothing oranges to achieve the perfect tranquil colour combination. As seen below, the use of Mucky Swan on the walls paired with vibrant, bright planting elevates your space, allows the natural hues in nature to pop and gives an overall fresh feeling.


Mucky Swan Living Room

Mucky Swan is the perfect neutral base that allows you to build your personal style throughout. Mucky Swan works as a warm, flattering backdrop and works beautifully on walls, ceilings and woodwork creating a gentle colour drenched look. To find out more about colour drenching and how to incorporate this trending design concept into your home, head over to our blog here.

Similar to the image below, the use of Mucky Swan as a backdrop paired with the pastel lilac, soft turquoise and the vibrant pop of teal seen on cabinetry and soft furnishing creates a playful and energetic feeling. This neutral grey adds the right amount of warmth and cosiness whilst allowing the combination of deeper, exotic colours to stand out. To achieve this lively colour scheme, take a look at pairing Mucky Swan with Petrol and Mallow Stem for a cheerful, electric palette that injects warmth and character into any space.


Mucky Swan

This delicate grey pairs beautifully with natural elements and deeper accents. The use of these elements creates a soft, contemporary scheme perfect for your interior and exterior.

As pictured below this use of natural wood, black accents and the soft touch of brushed brass creates a contemporary yet inviting palette. This scheme gives an earthy, natural touch to a space whilst maintaining a modern feel.

To add a splash of colour to this scheme, consider pairing Mucky Swan with Brickstock. A bright, exotic, terracotta shade that radiates warmth and works in harmony with black accents to create an overall rustic feel.

For a more muted approach, opt for a unique neutral such as Wild Mink to add a hint of character whilst keeping a calming palette. Wild Mink paired with Mucky Swan offers a scheme that oozes warmth and relaxation.



Looking for more colour inspiration? Check out our blog, The Trend and follow us on all our social channels @colourtrendpaints.

We are here to help online Monday-Friday via our live chat feature on our website, email at hello@colourtrend.ie and across all our social channels @colourtrendpaints.ie. For advice on creating your perfect colour scheme for your home, explore our range of online colour consultation services here.

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