DULUX COLOUR FORECAST 2022: COLOURS FOR A NEW ERA

Introducing three new tonal palettes inspired by our natural surroundings. They feature rich, earthy tones and natural textures, alongside joyful, summery hues that awaken a zest for life. Discover the trends set to influence colour and design for the coming year.

As we gradually emerge from another difficult year, we find that the world has changed, and our outlook has changed with it. With our ‘future normal’ still to be decided, the old rules and accepted norms no longer seem to apply. We find ourselves asking the questions: What do we really need to live well and what could we happily live without?

In response to this challenge, Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 palettes will reflect our desire to simplify our lives and boost our connection with nature and the people and experiences that matter most.

Dulux conducts year-round research into the latest international and local interior trends set to influence Australian design and the way Australians live. With international travel off the agenda for now, the Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – led by Dulux Colour and Communication Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, in conjunction with Colour Forecaster and Stylist, Bree Leech and Davina Harper (Dulux NZ) – has been informed by virtual seminars such as Future Laboratory UK and Colour Hive, the Color Marketing Group workshops, forecast reports and engagements with local and international brands.

“Living through a pandemic has made us feel even more connected to our homes,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour and Communications Manager. “When it comes to future trends, comfort is key. We want our living spaces to calm and nurture us, so we can process everything we’ve experienced over the last year, and at the same time, help us rediscover our zest for life looking forward.”

After months of restrictions, there’s a desire to be bold, expressive and try new things. At the same time, the lingering sense of uncertainty around what the future holds makes us seek comfort and security from our homes. With prolonged days indoors, we have a new appreciation for good design and functionality and look to surround ourselves with things that are not only beautiful but also enhance our wellbeing and improve our quality of life.

“Having spent so much time isolated and on devices, we find ourselves craving authentic connection. In our homes, we desire textured, natural materials and finishes that ground us and provide those tactile experiences we’ve been missing. We are excited to spend time with friends, family and colleagues, and find ourselves viewing the simple and mundane parts of life – things we once took for granted – with a new sense of wonder and excitement,” says Lucena-Orr.

The Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 comprises three exciting palettes drawn from the landscape that feature warm tones, sensual, deep decadent hues and joyful, nature-inspired pastels.

 

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IMAGE CREDIT: DULUX COLOUR FORECAST 2022 – WONDER PALETTE
DULUX COLOUR FORECASTER & STYLIST: BREE LEECH
PHOTOGRAPHER: LISA COHEN
COLOUR: WALLS DULUX EDVARD, TRIMS AND CEILING VIVID WHITE™
ARTWORK CREDITS: (ON WALL) “ LEMONS ON A PINK TABLE” ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY HELEN MCCULLAGH,
STUDIO GALLERY, “GREEN & PURPLE FREEDOM” ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY BRIGITA LA, MODERN TIMES
“AEONIUM IN A POSY WITH KANGAROO PAW AND PAPER DAISY” ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY DOMINIKA KELLER,
FORMAN ART AND FRAMING
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IMAGE CREDIT: DULUX COLOUR FORECAST 2022 – WONDER PALETTE
DULUX COLOUR FORECASTER & STYLIST: BREE LEECH
PHOTOGRAPHER: LISA COHEN
COLOUR: WALLS DULUX SANDPAPER, CEILING AND TRIM VIVID WHITE™
ARTWORK CREDIT: “WHITE WARATAH” ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY CAT MADDY, FORMAN ART AND FRAMING

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