A Colour Cure: Dulux’s 2017 Forecast

Dulux has launched its 2017 Colour Forecast theme, Antidote: A Colour Cure, unveiling four palettes titled Sentience, Chroma, Entwine and Construct. The emphasis of these trends is on presenting a restorative remedy for the pressures of modern life. The forecast has been compiled by creative directors Bree Leech and Heather Nette King, who worked closely with Dulux.

The Sentience trend is a collection of soothing, warm flesh tones and vegetal hues – such as Dulux Humble Fawn, Pinkham, Wasabi and Centre Dust – that are intended to give relief from the harshness of screens and monitors.

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The Chroma group of colours has post-modern and retrospective references, with the intention of breaking repetition with bold and saturated shades. This trend includes Dulux Baby Melon, Deep Arctic, Red Capital and Hay Wain.

Earthy red hues and botanical greens are paired with bold blues and soft mauves to create the Entwine palette. This palette provides a link to the global context with the simplicity of weaving and its unique heritage from South America to the Middle East and encompasses Dulux Carmen Miranda, Gold Pheasant, Forest Fruit Pink and Complex Blue.

A fusion of luxurious and industrial elements inspires the Construct trend, with a subtle, tonal palette of greys, silvers, dark blues and rustic reds. This palette includes Dulux Grey Master, Ahoy, Hauraki Gulf and Metal Shimmer effects.

To find out more about the 2017 Dulux Colour Forecast, visit dulux.com.au/colourforecast2017.

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