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Colour forecast 2022: Shades we’ll be seeing in the coming year

According to Dulux, colours that embody authenticity, empowerment and hope will shape our interiors in the coming year.

  • Colour forecast 2022: Shades we’ll be seeing in the coming year

Text by Laura Box

In this time of uncertainty, one in which the home is expected to accommodate all aspects of our personal lives, education and work, the Dulux Colour Forecast has predicted three palettes to shape the tones of our walls, fittings and furnishings in the year to come.

The forecast is determined by collaborative research between Dulux colour and communication manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, colour forecaster and stylist, Bree Leech, and the Dulux Colour Marketing Group. The outcome? Tones that inspire feelings of authenticity, empowerment and hope, to reflect what many of us have been looking for in recent times.

“The impact of the pandemic is undeniable; it is the predominant influence on everything, from global trends to domestic concerns,” says Lucena-Orr. “Naturally, it has impacted the Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 too, and the resultant palettes highlight the colours we need as a collective community and as individuals: calm, optimism and empowerment.”

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

Restore

Comforting, luxurious and natural, the Restore palette is determined by earth-based colours and whites and neutrals with warm undertones. The selection is driven by the concept of interiors as a cocoon and a place to practice wellness and self-care rituals, according to Lucena-Orr.

“We seek comfort above all else, are choosing less however making better choices, driving our appreciation of the power of simplicity. Minimal but meaningful,” adds Lucena-Orr.

Using hues like Dulux Natural Flora and New Penny along with soft furnishings and elements of stone and ceramics, tactility plays a major role in this palette, highlighting textural interplay between natural materials.

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

Dulux colour forecast 2022

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

Dulux colour forecast 2022

Flourish

Bold, decadent and somewhat hedonistic, the Flourish palette provides a dramatic statement. The colours of deep Dulux Kenepuru Sound Blue, grounding Basic Coral and warm Red Terra, says Lucena-Orr, celebrate the human potential for creativity and expression.

Being slightly more adventurous and inventive than Restore, Flourish is rich, sensual and a little surprising, thanks to pops of Gold Vintage.

“These colours can reflect that uncertainty doesn’t always equate to a loss of power when it comes to our ability to celebrate life,” says Lucena-Orr.

Dulux colour forecast 2022

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

Dulux colour forecast 2022

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

Wonder

Last, but certainly not least, Wonder is playful yet also embraces a hint of serenity. The light, fun and experimental palette is reminiscent of bright spring bouquets, and includes a variety of pastels such as Dulux Pinkham, Ice Lemon and Celery Green.

“Expressing our reconnection with the natural world and the sheer joy of Spring and Summer, of light and warmth, the Wonder palette is uplifting and hopeful,” says Lucena-Orr.

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

Dulux colour forecast 2022

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

Dulux colour forecast 2022

colour forecast 2022 Dulux

Dulux colour forecast 2022

Styling by Bree Leech
Photography by Lisa Cohen

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