Design Trend of the Month – Exploring the Dulux Colour Forecast 2020
Do you prefer the lightness of neutral tones, or the lush depths of tropical greens? Choose your favourite palette as we deep-dive into the Dulux Colour Forecast 2020!
Finding our Essence
Centre yourself, breathe and reconnect.
In this year’s Dulux Colour Forecast, there is an element of self care; rejuvenation, authenticity, nurturing spaces and slow living.
There is also an element of flair; creativity, passion and romance.
But overall, there are elements of our original elements; earth, air, water, organics and fire. To find ourselves — our Essence — we must go back to the source; we must go back to nature.
Build yourself a simple, beautiful life.
Less is more with this palette. Grounded inspires us to move toward light and consciousness; neutrals with raw beauty; simplicity with texture. However, simplicity doesn’t mean unethical convenience; material longevity and sustainability are back in.
Natural essence: Expansive plains, rich soils, revitalising breezes.
Styling tips: Make use of accent colours and textures to bring life to this soft palette. Raw and organic materials are key; bring soul and personality in through craftsmanship and vintage items.
Interior design influence: Organic Modernism, Scandinavian, Hygge, Coastal, Shabby Chic, Rustic, Farmhouse.
Colours to blend contemporary design with elegant vintage style.
Comeback gives us permission to embrace creativity and self expression from safe, familiar spaces. Lighter tones support calm and stability, whilst also holding space for striking moments of individuality. Deeper shades offer robust layers and striking backdrops, whilst contrasting accent colours create outburst of flair and bold experimentation.
Interior design influence: Contemporary, Post Modernism, Retro, Pop Art, Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Arts & Crafts, Eclectic.
A tonal green palette to nurture and regenerate.
In Cultivate, we slow right down and dive deep into the restorative power of the lush organic world. Studies have shown that being surrounding by plants can reduce stress and boost mental and emotional well being; this palette aims to harness these qualities and help create the urban jungle that our reptilian brains crave. The spaces we create with these tones are those of rejuvenation, growth and slow living; a powerful antidote to the break-neck speed of the daily grind.
Natural essence: Deep jungle oasis, tranquil rainforest lagoons.
Styling tips: Stone, wood and glass harmonise beautifully with this palette; and, of course, natural elements such as indoor plants, water features and harnessing natural light through windows, skylights and mirrors.
Interior design influence: Japanese Minimalism, Botanical, Mid Century Modern.
Cocoon yourself in this immersive and opulent palette.
See life through permanent rose-coloured glasses and escape your high-stress life; Indulge exudes decadence, romance and luxury. The layers of rich reds and earthy browns create emotive spaces; the ultimate escape from an anonymous, disconnected modern life. This palette is not for the faint of heart, but rather, an invitation to ignite the senses and reconnect with your soul’s deepest desires.