Wall-to-wall colour on the cards
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If you want to know the latest in wall colour trends, look to the big paint names for their colour forecasts.
For 2019, Dulux’s colour forecast, Filter, has four colour palettes — Legacy, Wholeself, Identity and Repair — with earthy neutrals and rich greens, mauve-grey, powdery pink and touches of gold, intense, saturated hues such as deep purple, russet and aqua and no-holds-barred brights all featuring in the 2019 forecast.
Wattyl’s 2019 colour trend forecast has Well Rounded, Green Scene, Sensory Darks and High Expectations palettes, which includes nature-inspired hues and soft greens, rich tones of blue and green, fresh gourmet colours such as pink with ink blue, and raspberry accents. Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux colour and communications manager, says popular neutral shades continue in grey and greige (grey-beige) colours, as well as muddied beiges with subtle undertones.
When it comes to bold colours, Ms Lucena-Orr says we will see a few more reds coming back into the mix.
“The Identity palette sees Dulux Red Clown as a vibrant red, perfect to use to grab your attention, even for a door or feature nook,” she says.
“Also, we are seeing deeper colour as well, especially in those muted and earthy tones.”
Wattyl’s Green Scene 2019 colour palette.
Wattyl’s High Expectations pink palette.
Dulux’s Golden Sand.