The new colour to paint your walls is …

The Dulux Colour Forecast 2019 has officially been released.

Dubbed the “Filter” collection, the Dulux Colour Forecast is a smattering of comforting neutrals, decadent hues and uplifting brights, with a focus on creating nurturing and recharging environments.

The four new-season palettes are a welcome change from grey and millennial pink and herald a new era of welcoming back colour into the home.

“The popularity of brown tones we see here means more colour is on the way,” Dulux Colour Expert, Andrea Lucena-Orr says.

Repair

“This is my favourite palette of 2019,” Andrea says. “I love its muted, tonal combinations and slightly off-beat, vintage feel. It sets a warm mood in a space and creates the perfect backdrop for timber, leather and unusual collectibles.”

The palette boasts muted tones of yellow, teal and cinnamon, creating a brand new take on neutrals.

Wholeself

A range of soft ochres, mauves, silver and mint green come together to create a “calming and distraction-free zone”.

“It has soft, light tones and subtle layerings of texture, it’s a palette to ignite the senses and revive a tired spirit,” she says. “It’s also easy to decorate with existing whites and cool neutrals, which I believe will make it a popular choice for home enthusiasts.”

With a focus on mindfulness and wellness, Andrea describes this palette as an evolution of last year's milennial pink.

“This year we’re still seeing some pink, but it’s on the decline and leaning more toward shades of apricot,” Andrea explains.

Legacy

Combining classic and modern, this palette features deep green, russet, and brown-based pinks.

“Purple has really emerged as a base colour and is softened by paler shades of lilac – it’s a palette to push your creative boundaries,” Andrea reveals.

Flouting tradition, Andrea also says that lilacs and reds, in the right shade can look great together for a dramatic finish.

Identity

Composed of bold colours in shades of blue, purple and citrus, this palette is for the experimental. 

“It’s much more playful and features lots of orange – not just burnished but bright!” she says.

The Dulux Colour Expert further explains that this palette is all about customisation and since it’s so vibrant, works best in smaller volumes.

“These colours translate particularly well in the bedroom – a nurturing space that’s all about you,” Andrea says. “Paint the door, a piece of furniture, or a feature nook in a bright and invigorating shade and watch the room come to life.”

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