Need some colour inspo? Dulux Colour Forecast 2018

 
Creative Director - Bree Leech

Creative Director - Bree Leech

Discover the future of interiors with the Dulux Colour Trends for 2018.

You will find inspiring colours and ideas on how to bring the future of colour to life and into your home... we absolutely love this forecast, what a stunning collection of colours!

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DULUX Kinship – 

Details are informed by familiar and traditional architectural treatments, while colour is simple and uncomplicated, providing warmth without overwhelming the senses. Punctuations of red hint at Eastern influences.

Folklore revival. Kinship focuses on renewing our faith in one another and the world around us. Drown out the negative vibes and embrace truth and transparency.

The Kinship trend brings together a diverse mix of cultural references. Furniture forms are inspired by traditional crafts such as wood turning, knitting and sewing.

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DULUX Essential – 

A minimalist approach to shapes, finishes and forms is warmed by cosy Hygge vibes. Imperfections are a key attribute of the Essential trend, playing out through textured finishes and a handcrafted aesthetic.

Simple forms, subtle textures. Essential’s palette draws together cool greys and soft warm shades. Wall finishes such as Dulux Suede Effect allow you to create a bespoke finish that is either heavily textured, or soft and subtle – depending on the application.

Our search for genuine simplicity inspires a newfound appreciation for natural and recycled materials. As we embrace the old as new, we repair our rifts with nature and move towards a more conscious way of living.

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DULUX Reflect – 

Reflect looks at the past to re-imagine the future. Iconic designs are reissued in new materials and/or proportions while new designs reference classic forms with a fresh twist.

Metallic details add an opulent mood to the reflect trend. Porter’s Paints Liquid Gold in Bronze Gold is a rich metallic finish, with a depth that gives the impression of cast bronze.

The style plays out in an opulent fusion of eclectic classic style. Hints of 70's glamour clash with sassy bursts of 90's style. Twentieth-century relics are recast as sophisticates of the new century. Design statements are bold, yet an understated luxury remains intact.

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DULUX Escapade – 

With a distinct nod to the 80s, quirky shapes are finding their way back into our furnishings. Offset by the colourful undercurrents of the Memphis Movement as well as a 50's Palm Spring vibe.

Organic shapes blend with solid forms in a lively clash of styles. Kick back and prepare to take off, let your dreams run wild. Adventure and discovery hover on the horizon. Paradise is just a plane ride away.

The glamour of travel lives on in the fine leather finish of your designer luggage and the free-spirited selfies filling your social feeds. Luxury is what you make it – a hot Brazilian beach, a stylish Palm Springs spa, or a Miami-esque pina colada.

 

The Dulux 2017 Colour Awards Winners...

 

The 31st Dulux Colour Awards winners have been announced and they are all incredibly inspiring and beautiful projects. 

Dulux Colour Planning and Communication Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, said the 2017 finalists presented works that delivered an entirely unrestrained skew on colour use, in line with this year’s theme of ‘Bold, Forward, Tilted’:

The Dulux Colour Awards looks to uncover the most inventive use of colour in built environments across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Each year we look for the submissions that take creativity to new heights and this year’s award winners broke free of all tradition to deliver concepts that truly represent the future of colour and design.

The 2017 Dulux Colour Awards winners are:

Single Residential Exterior Winner Project: Burleigh Street House by ME -  Featured Dulux colours: Melon Baby, Ginger Crunch, Stella, Black Water, Duck Egg Blue, Night Life, Indian Summer, Mondrian Blue and White Watsonia  Photo by Christopher Frederick Jones.

Single Residential Exterior Winner Project: Burleigh Street House by ME - Featured Dulux colours: Melon Baby, Ginger Crunch, Stella, Black Water, Duck Egg Blue, Night Life, Indian Summer, Mondrian Blue and White Watsonia

Photo by Christopher Frederick Jones.

Commercial Exterior Winner Project: North Bondi Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith -  Featured Dulux colours: Khaki, Straw, Teal, Opaline and Cootamundra  Photo by Brett Boardman.

Commercial Exterior Winner Project: North Bondi Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith - Featured Dulux colours: Khaki, Straw, Teal, Opaline and Cootamundra

Photo by Brett Boardman.

Single Residential Interior Winner Project: Footscray Apartment by BoardGrove Architects  - Featured Dulux colours: Natural White, Black Caviar and Colorbond Dune  Photo Haydn Cattach.

Single Residential Interior Winner Project: Footscray Apartment by BoardGrove Architects
- Featured Dulux colours: Natural White, Black Caviar and Colorbond Dune

Photo Haydn Cattach.

Multi-Residential Interior Winner Project: Coppin Street Apartments by MUSK Architecture Studio -  Featured Dulux colours: Sulphur  Photo by Ben Hosking.

Multi-Residential Interior Winner Project: Coppin Street Apartments by MUSK Architecture Studio - Featured Dulux colours: Sulphur

Photo by Ben Hosking.

Student Winner Project: Carrara Baths by Taylor Chan from University of Auckland -   Featured Dulux colours: Osso Bucco, Tranquil Retreat, Fresh Lemon, Still Yellow, Window Blue and Brilliant Red   Render courtesy the student.

Student Winner Project: Carrara Baths by Taylor Chan from University of Auckland - 
Featured Dulux colours: Osso Bucco, Tranquil Retreat, Fresh Lemon, Still Yellow, Window Blue and Brilliant Red

Render courtesy the student.

Commercial Interior – Public Spaces & Hospitality Winner Project: The Pool by Aileen Sage Architects with Michelle Tabet -  Dulux colours: Water Raceway, Orchid Orange, Claypot, French Blue, Admiralty, APO Grey and Storm – Metallic Grey  Photo by Brett Boardman and Alexander Mayes.

Commercial Interior – Public Spaces & Hospitality Winner Project: The Pool by Aileen Sage Architects with Michelle Tabet - Dulux colours: Water Raceway, Orchid Orange, Claypot, French Blue, Admiralty, APO Grey and Storm – Metallic Grey

Photo by Brett Boardman and Alexander Mayes.

Commercial Interior – Workplace & Retail Winner Project: Financial Services by Futurespace  - Featured Dulux colours: Silkwort, Natural White, Colorbond Shale Grey, Navy Gloss, Brume Half, Zeus Charcoal Satin and Gunmetal Kinetic Satin  Photo by Sharyn Cairns.

Commercial Interior – Workplace & Retail Winner Project: Financial Services by Futurespace
- Featured Dulux colours: Silkwort, Natural White, Colorbond Shale Grey, Navy Gloss, Brume Half, Zeus Charcoal Satin and Gunmetal Kinetic Satin

Photo by Sharyn Cairns.

International Winner Project: Antarctic Heritage Trust – Hillary’s Hut by Antarctic Heritage Trust -  Featured Dulux colours: Pram point, Snow Cat, Ponder, Transmission, Heke, Dieskau, Underbrush, Rose Pink Villa, Sceptre Blue, Dusky, Fanlight, Murray Red and Vivid White  Photo courtesy Antarctic Heritage Trust.

International Winner Project: Antarctic Heritage Trust – Hillary’s Hut by Antarctic Heritage Trust - Featured Dulux colours: Pram point, Snow Cat, Ponder, Transmission, Heke, Dieskau, Underbrush, Rose Pink Villa, Sceptre Blue, Dusky, Fanlight, Murray Red and Vivid White

Photo courtesy Antarctic Heritage Trust.

Multi-Residential Exterior Winner Project: RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation by Richard Middleton Architects -  Featured Dulux colours: Electro Mid Bronze  Photo by Dianna Snape.

Multi-Residential Exterior Winner Project: RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation by Richard Middleton Architects - Featured Dulux colours: Electro Mid Bronze

Photo by Dianna Snape.