This yr marks the twenty fifth anniversary of the annual Dulux Color Forecast!
Led by the Dulux Color Group — made up of Color and Communications Supervisor Andrea Lucena-Orr, Color Forecaster and Stylist Bree Leech, and Color Supervisor Lauren Treloar — the forecast attracts on year-round analysis into the newest international and native traits which might be predicted to influence Australian design and the way we stay.
It’s no shock that international occasions affect the best way our properties feel and look, and the colors we’re drawn to. Because of this, the historical past of the Dulux Color Forecast now serves as its personal intriguing time capsule, providing a novel window into the previous.
‘All through the final 25 years, Australians have confronted a variety of cultural moments which have influenced and impressed our inside color traits,’ Andrea says. And so much has modified for the reason that landmark forecast started in 1999.
Under we replicate on a number of the most memorable moments from the final twenty years!
2023 – Dwelling authentically
This yr has been all about earth-drawn neutrals, pure textures, and an array of vibrant colors that may brighten up our areas. Nature continues to encourage traits, bringing in wealthy tones like moss, wasabi, sandstone, cinnamon, pairing Dulux Whisper White alongside hotter accents equivalent to Dulux Bongo Pores and skin and Dulux Basset Brown. On the distinction, the Dulux Color Forecast additionally picked a palette of completely satisfied colors that includes sunshine yellow, blues, and variations of pinks as others sought to inject a way of genuine persona into their properties.
2021 – The pandemic pushes connection by way of color
When the worldwide pandemic put a halt to each day routines, folks took refuge inside their properties and it kicked off an inside renovation increase! Soothing shades of earthy greens and mild mauve-greys had been a favorite within the 2021 forecast, permitting for moments of optimism and playful mash-ups of pink and terracotta, hinting to 70s nostalgia – inspiring a wave of retro-inspired interiors that’s continued to develop in recognition immediately.
2019 – Australians’ confidence with color grows
Shades of pink (assume millennial pink!) had been a sizzling subject within the design world. The 2019 Dulux Color Forecast famous that Australians’ had grow to be extra assured with color, embracing traits like clashing patterns and surprising color combos, and styling repurposed classic items towards backdrops of neutrals, saturated greens and citrus brights, like Dulux Apricot Idiot and Dulux Sunbird Orange.