Cu­rated colour

How to achieve a look that’s as laid­back as it is so­phis­ti­cated? Get a load of these greys, says Du­lux colour spe­cial­ist Dav­ina Harper.

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Ca­sual-chic shades of grey.

Hav­ing a home that’s a rest­ful sanc­tu­ary in which we can savour and share pre­cious mo­ments is one of life’s sim­ple plea­sures, and colour is an easy and ef­fec­tive way to set a scene that’s pol­ished, yet feels re­laxed.

One of the key looks in the 2018 Du­lux Colour Trends col­lec­tion (along with Kin­ship, Re­flect and Es­capade), Du­lux’s Es­sen­tial palette bal­ances cool greys with warm neu­trals to bring a ca­sual el­e­gance to even the most min­i­mal­ist dé­cor. A se­ries of soft, muted shades, this beau­ti­ful palette is all about laid­back so­phis­ti­ca­tion, and its hues are ul­tra­easy to live with.

Cool greys such as Du­lux Span­ish Olive com­bine ef­fort­lessly with warm whites like Du­lux Re­muera; team them with fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories in putty, sand and dusty pink. Or take an on­trend tonal ap­proach by us­ing dif­fer­ent strengths of just one colour for your walls, de­tails and fur­nish­ings.

Tex­ture is an­other per­fect part­ner for these shades and min­i­mal­ist lines. Use paint ef­fects such as Du­lux Suede Ef­fect to cre­ate a sense of depth and in­ti­macy. du­

Walls in Du­lux Re­muera (left) and Du­lux Span­ish Olive; col­umn in Du­lux Suede Ef­fect in Cen­tury Mist.

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