Retro colour combinations make a splash for spring
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.
Dulux’s spring 2016 colour palette celebrates all things retro.