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SPRING will bring a more earthy feel to home decor as dec­o­ra­tors are inspired by the en­vi­ron­ment.

This is the forecast from Du­lux, which pre­dicts more earthy browns and greens grac­ing our homes in paint colours as well as dec­o­rat­ing ac­cents and ac­ces­sories.

Du­lux cre­ative con­sul­tant and stylist Bree Leech says these colours can be used boldly in spa­ces like liv­ing rooms and for­mal rooms or sub­tly in a home of­fice or any awk­ward cor­ner.

Paint­ing a fea­ture wall is an easy way to play with new sea­son colours, she adds.

“The am­bi­ence won’t be strictly tra­di­tional in style but rather have a so­phis­ti­cated mix of old and new items, with plenty of plants to bring na­ture in­side,” Leech says.

Du­lux colour ex­pert An­drea Lu­cena-Orr says: “Nat­u­ral colours such as greens and neu­trals with green un­der­tones will be piv­otal this spring.”

The Du­lux Earth­w­erks pal­ette in­cludes the range of greens rem­i­nis­cent of land­scapes, forests and gar­dens.

“There are na­ture-inspired greens, from soft sil­very greens through to moss and sage leaf, and beau­ti­ful earthy sepia browns and ochres,’’ Lu­cena-Orr says.

“This in­cludes earthy colours, such as Du­lux Fed­eral Fund and Du­lux Pep­per­corn Rent; and brighter shades, such as Du­lux Goose­berry Fool and Du­lux Do­main. Even the most neu­trally toned home can ben­e­fit from splashes of colour.”

‘‘ 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.

– Colour ex­pert An­drea Lu­cena-Orr

Pic­ture: LISA CO­HEN

The Du­lux Earth­w­erks pal­ette in­cludes a range of na­ture-inspired greens. Photo styled by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King.

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