Sep 25, 2014 03:54
by Natasha Saroca
Is your home looking a tad tired, dated and in need of an update? Well, nothing works wonders like a fresh coat of paint to revive a lacklustre space that’s well overdue for makeover. But what paint colour should you choose?
Dulux’s colour forecast for 2015, titled ‘Connection’, provides loads of inspiration for those who are stumped when it comes to choosing a paint colour for their walls, as well as other tones to introduce to their interior scheme. The forecast was curated by colour experts from the leading Australian paint company, who studied trends from around the world, attended international trade fairs and looked to other areas such as fashion, technology and world events to come up with their guide to the most coveted colours of 2015.
Four distinct colour palettes – Wildland, Silentshift, Earthwerks and Modhaus – were created as part of the colour forecast, which showcase each of the shades that Dulux predicts we’ll soon be seeing everywhere. And would hues would they be, you ask?
As we mentioned above, pink and green are by far the two dominant hues of this year’s colour forecast, while moody greys maintain their top spot as the neutral of choice. Keen to find out what other shades will be hot, hot, hot in the year to come? Well, read on because we’ll take you through the four new Dulux palettes, plus we’ve hunted down our favourite picks for the home that tie in with each of the on-trend schemes.
Love pink? Then you’ll definitely be a fan of Dulux’s dreamy Silentshift palette, which is filled with an array of rosy hues, from pink-tinged neutrals to powder pink and rich, romantic shades. A selection of soft blues and greys round out the soothing palette, which is an ideal choice if you wish to infuse your home with subtle sophistication and an inviting, calming vibe.
Image: Silentshift palette by Edwards Moore for Dulux Forecast 2015.
Get the look:
IKEA PS Corner Cabinet in Pink, $149; Freedom Bleeker St Pendant in Spearmint, $79.97; Domayne Pretti Lace Bins, $19.95 (sold separately); Savvy Shop Gorgeous Rose Side Plate, $16.50; Freedom Shivran Cushion, $39.95; The Home Collective Hello Lover Cushion in Copper/Charcoal, $120; Xavier&Me Brita Sweden Anna Door Mat in Pink from The Habitat Home Collection, $120; Amalfi Busby Vase, $19.95.
Drawing its inspiration from the natural beauty of untamed landscapes like rugged mountains and wild forests, the timeless, pared-back Wildland palette features neutrals, inky blues and earthy greige (or beige-grey) hues. We can see these hues being paired with raw materials like timber, stone, concrete, leather and fur (faux, of course!).
Image: Wildland palette by Edwards Moore for Dulux Forecast 2015.
Get the look:
Oz Design Henry 3-Seater Sofa in Camel Leather, $3299; Scout Lifestyle Geo Throw in Mint/White, $330; Amalfi Hector Desk Lamp, $119.95; The Design Hunter Round Multi-Faceted White Vase, $65; Rock Ribbons Large Drink Coasters in Semi-Precious Agate Stone in Blue, $150; DeLonghi Vintage Icona Kettle from Harvey Norman, from $119 (sold separately); Oz Design Porto Big Drawer Buffet, $1999.
For those who prefer lively, eye-popping hues over more subdued colourways, Dulux’s Modhaus theme is sure to capture your attention. Taking its cues from Pop Art and the bold, graphic style of the Memphis design movement, the palette is unashamedly loud and brash – think highly saturated tones like oranges, bright blues, sea green and yellow, along with a classic black and white that balance the vibrant shades. We love the idea of pairing clashing colours from this palette together, or using show-stopping graphic patterns in this hues to add a punch of colour and personality to your home.
Image: Modhaus palette by Bonnie and Neil for Dulux Forecast 2015.
Get the look:
Adairs Ruckus Marley Quilt Cover, from $119.95; Canningvale Deluxe Cotton Velour Beach Towel in Rainbow Bay, $69.95; Amalfi Havana Chair in Yellow, $179.95; Amalfi Charlie Clock, $59.95; Freedom Set of 4 Citrus Coasters, $9.95; Xavier&Me Organic Series Escape Artwork in Orange, $89; IKEA PS 2014 Storage Table in Multicolour, $99.
Green is undoubtedly the hero of this fresh, nature-inspired palette. As well as featuring a range of soothing greens that echo hues we’re surrounded by outdoors – like calming moss; lush, forest greens; and soft silvery green tones – the palette also boasts rich browns that can be used to anchor, add warmth and a relaxing ambience to any space.
Image: Earthwerks palette by Bonnie and Neil for Dulux Forecast 2015.
Get the look:
KitchenAid KSM150 Artisan Stand Mixer in Green Apple, $779; IKEA Stockholm Three-Seat Sofa in Sandbacka Green, $1499; IKEA Koldby Cowhide Rug, 299; Adairs Home Republic 600TC Bamboo Cotton Sheet Sets, from $259.95; The Design Hunter Diamond Gold Vase, $50; Kush Living Gumball Pouffe in Fair Green, $99.95; Freedom Lolana Cushion, $34.95.
What palette is your favourite? How would you use these colours in your home?
Want to know more about Dulux’s 2015 Colour Forecast ? Visit the website here.