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The 2016 Dulux Colour Forecast puts a ban on Whites and Beiges

Each year, Dulux releases what can only be described as OMG imagery in their annual paint colour forecast. This time around, the Dulux colour combinations have gone next level, creating interior inspiration that’s bold, bright and definitely gutsy.

While not all four looks are explosive in the hue department, three of the lot are – and it’s a very welcome change from the neutral palettes we’ve seen of late. Taubmans are also encouraging Aussies to go bright in 2016 (more on that here), so it’s safe to say we’re moving away from whites and beiges if the paint brands have a say in the matter.

Just quietly, I couldn’t be happier to see bold colours on walls! Let’s take a look at the four looks below.

The 2016 Dulux Colour Forecast

Bio Fragility - 2016 Dulux Colour Forecast

Bio Fragility

Drawing on delicate colour cues, Bio Fragility’s palette is comprised of subtle, chalky tones including Dulux Fibre Moss, Dulux Chain Pearl, Dulux Silkwort and Dulux Lilac Suede. It’s as neutral as it gets for Dulux this season, which is a gift from the paint gods if you ask me. It’s time to be a little daring at home, dear Creatives, so get splashing some bold hue!

Retro Remix - 2016 Dulux Colour Forecast

Retro Remix

The Retro Remix palette is optimistic, nonconformist and energetic, featuring Dulux Brigadier Blue, Dulux Clay Play, Dulux Deep Sapphire and Dulux Hot Ginger. I’m a sucker for all things bright and retro when it comes to interiors, so this looks is right up my alley. Don’t you think it’s positively fun and youthful?

Future Past - 2016 Dulux Colour Forecast

Future Past

Inspired by the industrial age, Future Past is a fusion of our digital reality with classicism. The palette showcases a combination of deep, decadent traditional and modern hues, including Dulux Ripening Grape, Dulux Loose Leather and Dulux Emerald Forest. This look reminds me of the Rococo Reloaded trend I covered off earlier in the year, and I have to say I’m a huge fan!

Infinite World - 2016 Dulux Colour Forecast

Infinite Worlds

Infinite Worlds is influences by science fiction and channels the 1970s. An eerie atmosphere of uncharted territories is captured in this look, featuring colours such as Dulux Lickedy Lick, Dulux Supernatural and Dulux Odyssey. It’s a bit light-meets-dark and I don’t mind it at all.

To see all the looks in full, jump on over to the Dulux Website.

>>> Which of the four is your fave? Drop a comment below and let me know!


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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