Join us on a colour journey
It’s undisputable that over the last few decades the demand on our time and attention has never been greater. We yearn to step away from our screens and have more authentic, grounded experiences. And at the same time, we’re increasingly environmentally conscious. That’s why our good friends over at Dulux have developed four 2020 design trends that reflect our desire to pause and reconnect with the essence of what matters most to us. Recycled materials and nature-inspired palettes will come to the fore, signalling a more mindful approach to the curation of our living spaces.
With life pulling us in different directions, we look to home as somewhere to recharge our energy and fuel our creative thinking. Comeback is a fresh and invigorating palette consisting of rich oceanic and mineral shades of blue-green, azure and amber, highlighted with warm tones of burgundy, rust and clay. Accents of black add gravitas. “There’s a lightness and fluidity to the ocean tones in this palette that speak of creativity and adventure, while the warm, earthy shades add cosiness,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour and Communications Manager. Checkout our New Hampshire 33 on display at Broadbeach Waters for subtle pops of the Comeback colour palette.
Where luxury was once associated with a hefty price tag, it now conveys a sense of craftsmanship, longevity and understated beauty, reflecting a shift in our values. As we seek to simplify our lives, a ‘less is more approach’ permeates everything we do. We are turning away from cheap, mass-produced pieces and seeking out quality designs made from honest materials. Interior spaces are pared-back and uncomplicated, with furniture in natural materials such as honeyed timbers, pale leather and linen. The Grounded palette combines gentle, livable neutrals, running from soft grey and biscuit through to muddy lavender, punctuated with warm coral. Take a look at our Milan 25 MKII on display at Yarrabilba for a refined interpretation of the Grounded colour palette.
Nature is no longer an afterthought in home design. We’re increasingly aware of the positive effects of nature on our mental and physical health and seek new and innovative ways to bring it inside, whether it’s growing our own food or creating lush displays of indoor plants. The Cultivate palette is a serene layering of greens – from soft olive and a pistachio, to verdant forest green – with accents of plum, curd and chalky blue adding an unexpected edge. Check out our Baltimore 38 on display at Arise for hints of the Cultivate colour palette.
With jam-packed schedules leaving little room for fun, we look to create spaces that act as theatres for the soul, keeping our dreams of adventure alive. The Indulge palette is decadent and luxurious, featuring rich burgundy, eggplant, earthy brown, faded terracotta and soft coral. “This palette is not for the faint-hearted – it’s dramatic and exciting and is guaranteed to add wow factor to a master bedroom, dining room or living room,” says Lucena-Orr.
Be inspired this year with the 2020 Dulux Colour Forecast. Your new home will be feeling calmer than ever with these comforting hues. Ask one of our design experts at your Selection appointment about the latest colour trends.