Retro colour com­bi­na­tions make a splash for spring

Pilbara News - - PILBARA PROPERTY - Cy Clay­ton

Win­ter may only just be kick­ing into gear but trend fore­cast­ers are al­ready look­ing ahead to the next sea­son, in­clud­ing Du­lux, which has just re­leased its spring 2016 colour pal­ette.

From pop art to the swing­ing 60s, the fo­cus is firmly on all things retro.

Du­lux’s An­drea Lu­cena-Orr said the Retro Remix pal­ette com­bined iconic el­e­ments from var­i­ous eras across the mid-to late 20th cen­tury, and en­cour­aged Aus­tralians to ex­per­i­ment with un­ex­pected colour com­bi­na­tions.

“The 2016 spring pal­ette is a move away from last year’s muted, earthy tones,” she said.

“Head­ing into spring, we will feel en­er­gised and re­freshed with a much brighter pal­ette that in­cor­po­rates pop colours.

“The pal­ette al­lows home­own­ers to achieve an eclec­tic look and to ex­per­i­ment with an un­ex­pected range of colour com­bi­na­tions in or­der to make the Retro Remix theme their own.”

Stylist and Du­lux cre­ative con­sul­tant Bree Leech, who, along with Heather Nette-King, styled the im­ages for the spring pal­ette, said key el­e­ments to recre­ate the retro look in­cluded shades of pink, indoor plants and graphic fea­tures.

Mr Leech’s tips to style the retro look in your home:

Pink has be­come an in­te­rior sta­ple this year. Lean to­wards mauve and pair it with clash­ing colour and non-con­ven­tional fur­ni­ture pieces to give it an edge.

En­er­gise the space with strik­ing graphic fea­tures such as sim­ple lines and shapes that re­flect retro in­flu­ences from the post-mod­ern era.

White keeps the look fresh and pro­vides a ref­er­ence point.

Break hard lines by in­tro­duc­ing plant life. Take in­spi­ra­tion from plants that were pop­u­lar in the 60s and 70s that climb and drape or have in­ter­est­ing leaf shapes.

Don’t em­bel­lish too much. The lay­ers are cre­ated with clean lines, shapes and colour.

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Pic­ture: Lisa Co­hen

Du­lux’s spring 2016 colour pal­ette cel­e­brates all things retro.

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