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The Dulux Spring Colours Forecast is a Bright Affair this Year

The Dulux Spring Colours Forecast 2016

The Dulux Spring Colours forecast has just hit my inbox and I’m gagging to show you all the pictures, discuss the paint trends for the latter half of 2016, and figure out how to best embrace the new hues in my own home in the months to come.

As a huge fan of colour, it goes without saying that the new paints Dulux has forecasted to be big this spring are giving me heart palpitations in all the right ways.

This forecast also ties in with the Colour Carnevale trend I predicted would be big earlier in the year, so I’m giving myself a big pat on the back right now!

You might be thinking, a spring forecast…already? But truth be told, forecasts always land months in advance, and knowing what’s going to be trending early on will allow you to take the best bits from the looks in this post and work out ways you can incorporate each delicious design morsel into your own home going forward.

So let’s take a look at which spring colours you can expect to see everywhere once September arrives.

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Go Bold or Go Home

Spring colours are going bold and bright in 2016, says Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr.

In fact, in the warmer months and beyond we’re being encouraged to experiment with unusual colour combos. It’s all about channeling a retro vibe, utilising shades like blue and green, rich browns and charcoals, and of course – as you can see here in large portions – light pinks and hot reds.

“Have some fun as we head toward spring,” Andrea advises. “Create a fresh and airy look by accessorising a lighter background with brighter pops of colour, or introduce a dramatic look with a darker background then highlight with light and vibrant accessories”.

I beg of you, if you own your own home; give some dramatic paint a go. You don’t have to go all out with an eye-catching mural on the wall like in the photo below, but definitely select a shade that veers away from white. It’ll bring depth and drama to a room and allow you to appreciate how colour can impact the mood in a space.

pink feature wall in bedroom with mural spring colours from dulux 2016

Above: Dulux Titi Islands is the pink shade that adorns the walls. The red accent is painted in Hot Lips, while the teal tone is called Rockpool. The brown half-circle is created using Dulux Clay Play paint.

Dulux 2016 spring colours forecast hallway ideas

If You’re still Smitten with Neutrals…

Fair call, fair call; not everyone is into splashing pink all over their walls. The good news is that there are still some ways you can bring the retro trend into your home this September and beyond, all while keeping your space as light and white as you like.

Creative Consultant for Dulux, Bree Leech, explains that using white paint on the walls will keep the look fresh, providing a reference point for other colour combinations in smaller proportions.

“Energise the space with striking graphic features such as simple lines and shapes that reflect retro influences from the post-modern era,” she explains. “[Then] Choose furniture in sculptural shapes such as mismatched bedside tables”.

And to really make this look work, Bree advises not to embellish too much. Rather, go with a less-is-more approach with your styling.

“The layers in this look are created with clean lines, shapes and colour. There’s no need to add too many textures or soften the styling”.

For more info on this spring colours forecast, check out the Dulux website.

What do you make of the spring colours forecast from Dulux? Are you in love with the brights or more into whites? Drop a comment below and share!

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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