Have you seen the 2022 Colour trend forecast from Dulux yet? We’re astounded by the very different direction colour trends are taking for the year ahead. The palettes are beautiful, with a focus toward vintage-inspired hues. Warm tones are heavily favoured, even in the greys & whites featured.
WHERE DO THESE TRENDS COME FROM?
Colour trend predictions are made by exploring a number of local & international factors. They reflect the economy, environment, social landscape and more. They also draw on historical phases of fashion & style, often operating on a 20 year ‘nostalgia cycle’.
THE 2022 OUTLOOK
Our homes have recently taken on the roles of places we’d previously travel to daily: Work, school, restaurants, cafés, shops, hangouts, arcades, libraries, gyms, hotels and more. This means the way we interact with and within our homes is drastically changing. We want our homes to function well, but to bring us joy. This is where Dulux’s 2022 Colour Forecast comes into play.
“There’s a sense of reawakening and celebration as we prepare to connect with friends, family and our everyday lives. The wonder palette allows us to introduce colours that bring joy and optimism back into our homes. The bright colours evoke memories of carefree days and help us imagine possibilities going forward. The Wonder palette is a celebration and acknowledgement of what joy and inspiration we can discover..”
Wonder is quirky, fun and optimistic, in a time where we all need a little bit of uplifting. It’s perfectly suited to patterned fabrics, especially checks & stripes. Let your inner child play!
STYLE TIP: Try using white only as an accent, rather than as the dominant colour.
Pictured above: Curtains for a home designed in collaboration with I For Style
“These colours create a feeling of warmth and intimacy and remind us of the rich and fascinating traditions found in different cultures around the globe.The Flourish palette allows you to be inventive and rewrite design rules. Your interiors can be layered, expressive and unapologetically individual.”
It’s probably safe to say most of us are feeling a bit dark, moody & dramatic of late. Flourish has a distinct ‘film noir’ feel, playing on vintage glamour. Fabric choices should be luxe, including velvets, silks and sateens, or balance out the drama with delicate chiffons. Geometric , photo-realistic florals & vintage damask patterns will create a spectacular focal point.
STYLE TIP: Experiment with textures, metallics & sheens to add depth.
“Comfort is the priority when it comes to decorating our homes. We want to surround ourselves with cosy and cocooning pieces to help us relax and process the events of the past year. The sense of touch we’ve been deprived of is at the forefront of considered design. Having spent so much time on our devices, there’s a desire for a connection with the natural world.”
For lovers of all things Zen. The Restore palette connects us to the earth, while maintaining a sense of purity & calm throughout the home. It’s perfectly suited to fabrics with an organic feel such as cotton & linen (or look-alikes).