Dy­namic hues add glam­our

When it comes to in­te­ri­ors, eclec­tic is this year’s buzz­word. A retro vibe with a mod­ern touch is fore­cast to be dom­i­nant, writes Michelle Hele

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We’ve heard that the hot colour for fash­ion this year is tipped to be ul­tra pur­ple, but what colours will be cov­er­ing our walls?

Ac­cord­ing to the 2018 Du­lux Colour Trends pre­dic­tions this sum­mer, in­te­ri­ors will be eclec­tic.

It tips lash­ings of colours that ref­er­ence eight­ies glam­our and lux­ury ho­tels.

Du­lux’s colour ex­pert, An­drea Lu­cena-Orr, and Pip Brett from home­wares store Jum­bled have come up with their top colour tips.

From the Es­capade colour pal­ette, Ms Brett rec­om­mends Cu­ti­cle Pink with the deeper pink Car­men and So­lu­tion, a mid-base blue.

“To re­ally make the com­bi­na­tion pop, you could then add in splashes of mus­tard in soft fur­nish­ings and art­work,” she said. “Colour is noth­ing to be afraid of.” Ms Brett said it would add a sense of en­ergy and fun to a neu­tral space and help cre­ate a year round hol­i­day feel, even once ev­ery­one had headed back to work.

“It has a retro seven­ties and eight­ies vibe, while still man­ag­ing to be thor­oughly mod­ern,’’ she said.

Ms Lu­cena-Orr said this year’s pop­u­lar picks would be quite dif­fer­ent to the neu­trals and deeper tones of last year.

“In­cor­po­rat­ing up­lift­ing colour and prints in a white space can be trans­for­ma­tive, lift­ing the soul and mak­ing you feel more dy­namic and cre­ative,’’ she said.

Pop­u­lar choices will be Cu­ti­cle Pink and Soft Fresco which Ms Lu­cena-Orr said went beau­ti­fully with whites as well as mid-toned tim­bers and vel­vets in rich jewel shades.

She said for those wor­ried about colour overload, just a small dose of th­ese shades could have a big im­pact.

Eye-catch­ing ac­cents in un­ex­pected places such as doors, the in­side edge of a wall or door frame, along a stair­case or a stor­age nook could re­ally add punch.

For those who want to go for the com­plete look, she rec­om­mended paint­ing a cou­ple of smaller pieces of fur­ni­ture in the same shade.

THE main wall is painted in Du­lux Lex­i­con Quar­ter while the door­way is Du­lux Cu­ti­cle Pink. Styled: Bree Leech. Pic­ture: Lisa Co­hen

Ex­perts say colour is noth­ing to be afraid of. Main wall is painted in Du­lux Lex­i­con Quar­ter, in­let painted in Du­lux Soft Fresco. Styled: Bree Leech. Pic­ture: Lisa Co­hen.

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