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Introducing: The Dulux winter 2017 colour forecast

May 12, 2017

 

Often a great indication of the direction that paint trends will take, the Dulux Colour Trend returns this month with the brand’s winter palette, titled ‘Construct.’ Inspired by the Brutalist and Bauhaus architectural movements, it’s a cool, minimalist affair (think various shades of blue and grey) aside from the addition of a copper-look paint.

 

 

Paint colours: Dulux Panda Pod, Tirau Double and Ahoy

 

“These colours are very diverse and can be used in most interior spaces. Being predominantly neutral, they are extremely accessible, from the lightest variation, Dulux Winter Terrace, a soft greige, right through to the darkest hue, Dulux Ahoy, which is an alluring deep blue,” says Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr.

 

Walls in Dulux Winter Terrace. Upcycled table in Dulux Concrete Effect and Dulux Copper Effect

 

As for how best to introduce a copper accent, Dulux creative consultant and stylist Bree Leech has some great advice. “Use copper details for a luxurious, rich highlight to juxtapose Construct’s cool colour scheme. It’s okay to mix metal finishes such as silver, platinum and copper – just use a light hand when adding them to the space so they remain a feature finish that enhances but doesn’t take over,” says Bree.

 

Paint colours: Dulux Panda Pod, Tirau Double and Ahoy

 

“Incorporating textured surfaces such as Copper Effect adds further dimension and creates focal points in a predominantly minimalist colour space. This touch of copper is ideal for highlighting architectural details and can also be applied to home accessories,” says Andrea.

Paint colours: Dulux Reckless Grey, Tirau Double and Five Fingers Peninsula

 

And for those of you a little scared by dark-hued paint, sometimes just dipping your toes in can be just the refresh required. “The dark blues in this palette such as Dulux Ahoy contrast beautifully against a concrete surface whether this be an entire wall, a fireplace or an upcycled piece of furniture. It’s important to remember that these paint colours can be used on a lesser scale too, even the smallest changes can transform a room,” says Andrea.

 

Photography: Lisa Cohen | Styling: Bree Leech and Heather Nette King

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