Dulux | Spring Colour Forecast
The Dulux Spring 2015 Forecast has been announced, and I'm excited to be the first to share the new colours for the upcoming season. Bringing with it a lightly masculine air, spring will be about throwing the doors and windows open and bringing a little of our surroundings inside, with the leading colour experts at Dulux predicting earthy browns and greens as the hero colours. Australian stylists, Bree Leech and Heather Nette King have created some beautiful imagery to illustrate the look.
“Think about a formal room or a casual sanctuary and create the mood of a library or space to escape,” Dulux Creative Consultant and Stylist Bree Leech says. “The ambiance won’t be strictly traditional in style; but rather will have a sophisticated mix of old and new items, with plenty of plants to bring nature inside.”
As reducing our impact on the earth continues to be a crucial community goal, we aspire to get in touch with nature on a more personal level. Responding to the trend, the Dulux Earthwerks palette includes the range of greens we might discover in our own landscapes, forests and gardens and explores our desire to have greenery in our homes and workspaces. There are nature-inspired greens, from soft silvery greens through to moss and sage leaf and beautiful earthy sepia browns and ochres.
“Natural colours such as green and neutrals with green undertones will be pivotal this spring,” Dulux Colour Expert Andrea Lucena-Orr says. “This includes earthy colours, such as Dulux Herald Island; as well as brighter shades. Even the most neutrally toned home can benefit from splashes of colour.”
As you know I have a soft spot for green (especially the darker hues) and I'm always preaching about the benefits of indoor plants. The visual impact of these beautifully styled rooms is incredible, and I find myself looking at them again and again, taking in every detail, such as the brass accents, marble touches, intricate rug, ornate fire place and contrasting white-painted floor boards. I'd love to step inside the rooms and experience the full sensory effect!
Above all, remember that a fresh coat of paint is a simple and inexpensive way to add colour, personalise or create a place to feel comfortable, inspired and happy.
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