Our homes should be our sanctuary from the stressful demands of the outside world. It is our break from the relentless pace at work. It disconnects us from the digital world and reconnects us with what matters most to us.
To make this a reality in every home, Dulux curated four stunning palettes — Cultivate, Comeback, Grounded, and Indulge. They presented these palettes in their 2020 Colour Forecast under an overarching theme, Essence. The entire collection features gentle neutrals and muted bright colours of the Earth.According to Dulux’s Colour and Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, this year’s colour palettes help people connect to the environment. The palette aims to give people a renewed appreciation for nature.
Take a look:
Featured colours: Warm Woollen, Rosseau Green, Hancock, Pencarrow, Te Aroha, Jadeite, Powdered Gum, Priory, Water Reed
, Purple Palace, Niche, Herbal
The Cultivate palette features greens, greyish blues, wattle (golden yellow) and plum hues. These pair well with raw mid-tone timber, coloured glass, and natural stone.
Take a look at these design inspirations for this look:Adapt the Cultivate palette when you celebrate nature at home in your small ways like displaying indoor plants and growing your food.
The Comeback palette gives us the fresh and invigorating vibe of the ocean using azure and blue-green shades. The presence of warm, Earthy colours like amber, rust, clay, and burgundy balance the look and add coziness.
Take a look at these design inspirations for this look:The name Comeback suits this palette because these ’80s retro hues look great in homes with Arts and Crafts and Mid-Century Modern interiors. These are perfect in homes with elegant vintage and contemporary furniture pieces and decor.
Featured colours: Grey Reflection, Pancake Mix, Knot, Natural White, Time Capsule, Waitangi, White Dune, Casper White Half, Fantan, Ghost Town Quarter, Hint of Lavender, Gold Pheasant, Sandrock Bluff
A tonal palette like Grounded offers a soft, homely feel that induces relaxation. A look like this celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity, longevity, and understated beauty.
Take a look at these design inspirations for this look:
Brown is the new white. Embrace the Grounded palette when you feel like swapping bright white for more Earthy brown hues.
Featured colours: Deep Exquisite, Henna Red, Russet Tan, Lilac Light, Camellia, Show Business, Yolande, Unbleached Calico, Soft Chamois, Orangeade, Red RebelThe last colour palette in the 2020 Dulux Colour forecast has active themes of romanticism and nostalgia. It consists of dramatic and exciting colours such as rich burgundy, eggplant, pink, dusty rose, faded terracotta, Earthy browns, and soft corals.
This one is not for the faint-hearted. Take a look at these design inspirations for this look:The Indulge palette is perfect for vintage and Art Deco interiors. This set of colours can turn any bedroom, dining room, or living room feel more luxurious.The Dulux 2020 Colour Forecast is an annual report featuring multiple colour palettes to inspire and influence both industry professionals and consumers.
What do you think about next year’s trending design prediction by Dulux? Do you see yourself embracing one or two of these colour palettes?
Are you planning a major renovation project soon? Contact us!Source: Dulux | Interiors featured in this blog was styled by Bree Leech and photographed by Lisa Cohen