According to Dulux they have a new antidote by presenting a visual cure through color, with palettes that will promote tactility and warmth as a remedy to excessive screen time. That as a first introduction sounds very appealing at least to us. After the huge success of last year’s post (with more +40K repins), let’s see today 4 Colour Trends 2017 by Dulux.
Sentience, Chroma, Entwine and Construct are the four themes for next year.
Inspired by this yearning to create a tactile environment (we have been covered the Tactility Trend many times over here), the Sentience palette promotes harmony through its subtle pastels and soft neutrals aiming to be restorative and relaxing. The need to touch invites to play with different textures: paper, wool, linen, vegetable fibers, all beautifully gathered in the following images.
Texture becomes a remedy for fingertips that are too used to touch digital surfaces swiping from side to the other. Raw aesthetics are combined to provide visual interest, imperfect structures are a must-have a our homes.
Subtle pastels and soft neutrals make up the Sentience palette. New beiges with a hint of grey are versatile and will pair easily with the mellow hues of the range. We love how earth’s natural materials such as clay, minerals, stone and wood have been translated.
Post-modern references have been very much spot on for the last few years we all remember as colorful and design driven. Memphis and Bauhaus are the movements that gave most inspiration. Peach, Baby Melon, Yellow and Teal hues are combined with optical illusions, layered materials, reflections and black&white graphics.
This color trend is highly chromatic, playful and filled with bold schemes of saturated color. Deeper blues and greens such as Dulux Deep Arctic are predicted to be the dominant colors in 2017 and we will also see a rise in the popularity of earthy greens such as Dulux Army Fatigues. Greys and greiges, which have evolved to feature subtle undertones, will also be in demand. Color blocking is having a come back.
Looking for inspiration in the world of interiors can sometimes feel like fishing in a sea of sameness. The throwaway culture of replica design cookie-cutter style seen in store after store can be disheartening when you look for a more solid, authentic and honest living space.
With a heavier focus on texture, the Construct palette inspires pared back beauty with the inclusion of industrial influences and metallic accents. Created using new additions to the Dulux Design Effects range including Dulux Concrete Effect and Dulux Metallic Effect, these provide an effortless way to bring tactility into the home. Deep inky blues add further interest.
Bauhouse patterns and shapes in monochromatic color schemes work effortlessly on linen, in artwork or cushions combined with block color back drops to maintain the pared-back luxe look.
Subte metallic effects draw their inspiration from industrial materials such as rusted metals. Subtle nuances in neutrals and grey paired with exquisite textures and finishes create this luxurious architectural palette. Combination of dark gray are highlighted with the warmth of copper and concrete effects combined with a range of inky blues in monochromatic scheme.
We look for a connection – something that can create a dialogue between modernity and tradition or seemingly opposing cultures and it’s here we find a common element – the simplicity of weaving. Our new appreciation for weaving in all its forms signifies the respect of tradition even when approached with modern processes and materials.
Saturated global-inspired color comes together in a space that celebrates diversity in style.
Reds with a burnished edge will also emerge as a trend next year, influenced by the mix of tribal and themes which prominently feature in global design and interiors. Reflecting this trend, Entwine, a palette that embraces the idea of connection incorporating rich shades that are deep, yet earthy and unique. See all colores here.
Letting the outside in, we find woven aspects in details throughout the home. The interior style is eclectic and combines many references to global cultures with modern pieces featuring weave and rich color, inspired by landscapes from South America to Middle East.
Here you can browse the entire color palettes of all four themes.
If you’d ask me where I relate more to, I have to say I am drawn to the colors by Sentience and Construct but really love the story of Entwine, it reflects so well current times, mixed cultures and influences.
Chroma has never been my cup of tea though I recognize how necessary the approach and more vivid color story is. How about you? Let me hear which your favorite color trend is and why. G, x