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