INK DIFFERENT THIS WINTER
HUES YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
ICY landscapes and deep, dark forests with touches of warm, pale blonde timbers and plenty of texture to create an inviting space will inspire interiors this winter.
That’s the seasonal forecast from paint company Dulux, which predicts the growing popularity of neutrals, partnered with inky blues and earthy grey beiges (such as Dulux Blue Ash, Powdered Gum and Mirage Blue), dominating the winter home front.
Andrea Lucena-Orr of Dulux says the Wildland colour palette best suits the season’s mood.
Lucena-Orr says a fresh coat of paint is an easy and inexpensive way to add colour and personality and to achieve a space where you are comfortable, inspired and happy.
“Colour is amazing. It can highlight items you want to focus on and camouflage the elements you wish to hide,” she says. “It plays a pivotal role in the home as it helps define the feeling and mood of a space and it’s so simple to create with a simple painting project.
“For winter, homeowners might choose deeper shades in dark, earthy colours with focal points in warmer hues and lighter tones to create a beautiful space.’’
Furnishing will also play a big role, she says: “Integrating furnishings in natural timbers, and soft fabrics such as fur and wool juxtaposes the brooding colours, which adds that element of comfort to the space.”
Dulux colour experts study trends around the world to develop their forecast, attending trade fairs in Europe, studying product innovation, colour and finishes, and emerging global designers.
One room, two ways ... Dulux stylist Bree Leech dressed the same space using different paint colours and accessories to create two different moods, with a cool palette above and a dark one below.