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Create with colour - Your wilko paint guide

Selecting the right paint can be a struggle, but we’re here to help you figure out the shades you want for your home refresh. We’ll also help you select the right paint, whether it’s our Tough & Washable formula for high-traffic areas or interior wood paint for those upcycling jobs.

We’ve been developing our own paint since 1973 and have over 100 on-trend wilko paint shades to choose from. We also have a huge selection of speciality paints and finishes - covering everything from exteriors and doors to cupboards and radiators. For more hints and tips, take a look at our 2022 paint brochure - Create with Colour, alternatively, browse the 2022 Interactive Paint Colour Chart version.

  • Clare - copywriter
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Create with colour - Your wilko paint guide

Something for everyone

Here at wilko we know every home is unique, that’s why we stock over 100 paint colours, so you’ll find something for every home. Whether your home is bright and vibrant, or you’ve opted for a laidback look with neutral colours, you’re sure to find the colour you need from our new shades for 2022. If you want to add a pop of colour to just a single wall or are looking for the basics to take on a total refresh, we’ve got it all at wilko. Take some inspiration from our home style collections:

Countryside Romance

Bring countryside romance home and create a relaxed cottage feel using natural, soothing shades. Try our Dusky Petal Pink and Pottery Blue to achieve this look. You can finish the look with wildflowers and ornaments with touches of wood.

Rustic Retreat

If your home is full of natural colours, then our wide range of neutrals will help you embrace the simple. Fresh, earthy tones and natural textures create a modern warmth, balanced with the perfect rustic feel. Opt for Chimney Pot to add warmth to any room or go for Coco Bean (new for 2022) to add depth as a feature wall. Why not use Easy wallpaper to bring to the whole look together.

Eastern Delight

Create a lively but homely living space with vibrant colours, perfect for modern family life. If your home is full of colour, we have plenty inspiration for you. Mix neutrals like Grey Skies with vibrant tones like Minted and Dusky Amethyst - new for 2022.


Give your home a glamorous glow up with vibrant silvers and complementing greys. Grey is versatile enough to fit almost any space. Mix and match with warm and cool greys or add a pop of colour to your chosen grey shade. Choose from the lightest of greys with Grey Whisper or go for Perfectly Griege for that blend between beige and grey. Complement this look with our range of glitter wallpaper.

A range of finishes for every home

Not only do we have stylish shades, but we also have a range of formulations to suit every home. From those who want the job done in a day with one coat to DIYers with busy households who need something a little tougher, we've got paint for every scenario.

Wilko Tough & Washable

Keep your walls looking great for longer with paint that’ll withstand the busiest homes. Tough & Washable is our most hard-wearing formula. It’s 25x tougher than standard matt paint, so it’s ideal for kids’ bedrooms, especially if they like to get creative with the walls! It’s great for high traffic areas that see all aspects of life - muddy paws, doddles and scuffs. It’s scrubbable too, so if there are any scuffs you can simply wipe them away with soapy water – that's a little win!

Weekend refresh with Quick One Coat

With our Quick One Coat paint you can work wonders in no time at all! Our Quick One Coat paint colours have been selected to match perfectly with the wilko Easy wallpaper range. Our Easy wallpaper means you can apply paste directly to the wall, so there’s no need for a pasting table. Check out our blog for even more quick decorating wins!

Flat matt

With a chalky flat matt finish, this hard-wearing paint reflects less light than standard matt for an effortless premium look and feel. The matt finish also helps to hide imperfections – that’s a little win! We formulated our flat matt colours to match with our interior wood paint, so you can refresh the walls as well as the doors and skirting boards for a full makeover.

Statement and metallics

Make your walls sing with Statement paints and shimmering Metallics. These bold colours have been formulated to create an impact. Our Statement shades each have a matching Metallic shade to complement, for double impact. Check our Metallic shades in Blush Gold, Copper Pipe, Gold Bar and Silver Lustre for the ultimate luxe look.

Kitchen and bathroom

Cook up a new look with our kitchen paint, specially made for the heart of the home. It’s grease, stain and moisture resistant - perfect for the kitchen. If you fancy taking on a total refresh of the kitchen, check out our blog! Our bathroom range is mould, moisture and steam resistant, perfect for long-lasting style – that’s a little win!

Top tip: If you haven’t the time, budget or skills to replace your tiles, no problem - freshen them up with wilko One Coat Tile paint. The moisture-resistant formula is just the thing for bathrooms.

For the ultimate guide to painting walls and ceilings, check out our blog: Your Guide to Painting Walls and Ceilings

Paint Colours

Matching wallpaper to get the look

Wake up walls and complement paint with our great range of wallpaper. We have over 800 designs available online.

If you’re after wow factor, then opt for our glitter paper or our stylish geometric print. Our subtle silver designs are perfect for a neutral touch. If the kids’ bedrooms need a refresh, we’ve got plenty of fun designs little ones will love.

Don’t fear if you’re a wallpaper novice either, our range of Easy wallpaper allows you to paste the wall instead of the paper, making it a quicker, mess-free job - that’s a little win! And of course, we’ve got all the tools you’ll need to complete the job, including the wallpaper paste and the brushes.

For even more tips for how to apply wallpaper check out our blog: How to apply and remove wallpaper.

Prep for success

No matter how big or small your project is, good preparation counts. From sanding down doors to painting window frames, our handy checklist will make sure you start right and get the best results every time.

We’ve got all the essentials in one place:

Even more decorating ideas!

Peel and stick wallpaper

Why stop at the walls? From refreshing furniture to reviving ornaments, we’ve got everything you need to turn the old into the new to help bring the whole room back to life.

Radiate style

Who said radiators have to stay white? Add a touch of warmth to any room with radiator paint that complements your colour scheme.

Bring tired wooden furniture back to life

A lick of paint can give a completely new look to old furniture. Our chalky furniture paint is perfect for that premium look and gives a super matt finish. Experiment with bolder colours to create that statement piece.

Adore your kitchen cupboard doors

Spruce up your kitchen the cost-effective way by giving your wooden, melamine or MDF cupboard doors a lick of wilko Quick Dry Cupboard & Furniture paint. Choose from a range of shades, from something neutral like Urban Grey, or go bold with Jaded Teal. For a super on-trend look, opt for Intense Black.

Refresh your kitchen cupboard handles

Complete the kitchen makeover by giving a new lease of life to handles with wilko Spray Paint. It’s easy to use and comes in a range of great colours.

Treasure your tiles in the kitchen

Revive kitchen tiles with wilko One Coat Tile paint. With just one coat needed, you’ll have yourself a low-cost makeover in double-quick time! Or you can smarten up tired tiles with new grout; ours in brilliant white gives tiles an instant refresh and is ready mixed and waterproof – that's a little win!

D-C-Fix for privacy screen on showers and windows

Add style and privacy with static-cling window film that can be added to your windows or shower screen. A great cost-effective way of refreshing your space.

Paint guide

We hope that’s given you plenty of inspiration for your next decorating project. What room will you start with first? Let us know over on Instagram and Facebook