Dulux Colour Forecast 2019
The future of interiors
Itâ€™s time to Repair our connection with nature Rituals of wellness to restore your Wholeself A Legacy of eclectic elegance Building a bold and spirited Identity
The colour team at Dulux loves to research, explore and embrace new colour directions. We have been on this journey for nearly 20 years and itâ€™s such a delight to trace our early beginnings and observe the beautiful evolution of colour trends that have helped to shape the past two decades in design. Confidence in colour continues to rise and we are seeing stunning combinations that break with tradition to inspire residential and commercial spaces that explore a new, bespoke feel. We are excited to share the Dulux Colour Forecast 2019. This yearâ€™s theme, Filter, speaks to our collective craving for individuality and personal expression. Four key directions, entitled Repair, Wholeself, Legacy and Identity, help us to mindfully tap out the distractions from our hyper-connected lives and focus on the things that move and inspire us. We hope you enjoy the colour journey that our Dulux Colour Forecast 2019 presents.
Andrea Lucena-Orr Dulux Colour & Communications Manager
Meet the faces behind this yearâ€™s Dulux Colour Forecast.
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p. 06 Filter Diverse and contrasting colours to help you craft spaces with lasting impact. p. 08 Directory Explore the designers & retailers behind this yearâ€™s Forecast. p. 96
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Repair A natural, earthy palette to repair and revive. p. 12â€”33 30 Details Browse the full trend breakdown 31 Palette Explore the Repair colour scheme 32 Inspiration Dulux highlights the top Milan Design Week trends influencing Repair.
Wholeself A palette to centre the mind and ignite the senses. p. 34â€”55 52 Details Browse the full trend breakdown 53 Palette Explore the Wholeself colour scheme
54 Inspiration The key influences shaping Wholeself, direct from Milan Design Week 2018.
Legacy Colours that conjure classic elegance with a sophisticated edge. p. 56â€”77 74 Details Browse the full trend breakdown 75 Palette Explore the Legacy colour scheme 76 Inspiration Exciting discoveries at Milan Design Week influence the Legacy trend.
Identity Bold, fun and spirited colours to spark your inner creative. p. 78â€”95 92 Details Browse the full trend breakdown 93 Palette Explore the Identity colour scheme
94 Inspiration Unique finds at Milan Design Week shape the Identity trend.
Andrea Lucena-Orr Dulux Colour & Communications Manager As Dulux Australia’s Colour & Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr researches colour trends, presenting her findings to trade and retail markets and media. Travelling to Milan Design Week, Andrea with Davina and Bree solidified their concepts and insights for the Dulux Colour Forecast 2019. “I adore working with colour and experimenting with unusual colour combinations and textures,” Andrea says. “Colour has an amazing power to transform spaces and I love the emotional connections you can create through the personalising of colour schemes.” Andrea highlights Repair as her top Dulux colour trend. “I love its array of colours and muted tonal combinations which are so easy to scheme with and create a specific mood in a space,” she says. “My 2019 colour highlights are Dulux Italian Clay and Silver Thaw.” As for her top design finds in Milan: “I love the playfulness and fluid design in the Infinity coffee table by Claesson Kolvisto Rune for Artflex.” @DULUXAUS
Bree Leech Creative Director, Dulux Colour Forecast
As the Creative Director behind the Dulux Colour Forecast, Bree collaborates closely with Andrea and Davina to create each year’s trend predictions. Bringing the concepts to life, Bree produces and styles the images and art directs the digital magazine. Bree is passionate about interpreting interior trends into beautifully styled spaces that are both appealing in aesthetic and rich in narrative. Her unique talent for styling inspires others to create new styles and looks for their design projects. “My colour trend highlights for 2019 are Dulux Shepherd’s Warning and Golden Sand,” Bree says. Among her top designer pieces: “The Soigné armchair by CJ Anderson and the Bacchus table by Tom Skeehan from New Volumes Collection for Artedomus.”
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Davina Harper Colour & Design Specialist, Dulux
Mike Baker Photographer
As Dulux’s New Zealand Colour Specialist, Davina is fascinated by the constant evolution of colour in response to shifting social influences. In collaboration with Andrea and Bree, Davina applies her interior and colour design expertise to help shape the Dulux Colour Forecast 2019, infusing them with vital New Zealand influence. She is passionate about New Zealand design and excited to see local designers represented in this year’s colour forecast. “My favourite colours this year are Dulux New Life and Ohai Half from the Wholeself trend as these soft greens are timeless and easy to live with,” says Davina.
Mike Baker is a Melbourne-based commercial photographer who regularly works with stylists and creative directors on commercial and retail campaigns. His collaborative approach sees him work closely alongside his creative counterparts to bring their projects to completion. Mike’s hands-on approach and diverse skill set extends across both his professional and personal projects. Most recently, his eye for detail saw him extend his visual thinking beyond photography to his own architectdesigned home in rural Victoria.
The Dulux Colour Awards is entering its 33rd year in 2019. This premium awards program celebrates the creative and innovative use of colour and offers the perfect opportunity to get creative with Dulux Colour Forecast colours in the built environment. Experience the winning projects from our 2018 Dulux Colour Awards and get inspired with our 2019 Dulux Colour Forecast. We can’t wait to see the inspiring projects entered into next year’s awards. www.dulux.com.au/colour_awards
Throughout the Dulux Colour Forecast you’ll find inspiring colours and ideas on how to bring them into your projects. Due to limitations of your display screen and the printing process, photographic and printed images and swatches may not represent true colour. If you love any of these colours from our Forecast we recommend you review them in accurate A4 Dulux Colour Swatches ordered via the Dulux Online Shop. View Offline Select the download button to receive an interactive PDF of the magazine. Swatches At the end of each trend you’ll find the full palette of colours, click on the link ‘Order Dulux Large Colour Swatches here’ and it will take you to the Dulux shop. Here you can order colour swatches to view accurate colours. They are simple to order and will be delivered directly to your mailing address.
When the world is so busy and the influences so many, how do we filter out the noise and focus on what matters most?
With our smart devices fired up and technology working at full capacity, it can be hard to find a break between all the updates, reminders and invitations. Filter is inspired by the way we edit and curate the world around us every single day. We block out the negative news and mindfully tune into the issues we care about. We follow the stories and personalities that fill us with positivity and inspiration and unfollow those that do not. Creative awakenings filter into our feeds through a mish-mash of influences that help craft a vision that is uniquely our own. The Dulux Colour Forecast 2019 encompasses a diverse and contrasting palette that empowers and nurtures. Tonal and saturated hues offer a varied spectrum of colour designed to help us engage, on the one hand, and disconnect on the other. In 2019, itâ€™s about creating spaces that speak to the individual and help us all live our best life.
Repair TREND I
Colours to nature and nurture
The future is in our hands. From our bubble of connectivity and comfort, we watch on as Mother Nature fights the forces of over-population and reduced biodiversity. We’re reminded that there is no better time to control our destiny and have a positive impact. Repair helps us revive our relationship with nature and embrace a more holistic, ‘circular’ way of living. Our carefree existence begins to fade into the past, as we adopt a wabi-sabi sensibility that appreciates the beauty of faults and flaws. As we heal our connection with nature, we seek out humble and authentic tones and embrace a rich interplay of imperfections. The worn and weathered live in harmony alongside the new and modern. Optimism and peace are restored. This Page From Left: Wall left in Dulux Hidden Depths, wall right in Beggar, back wall in Plasticine, floor in New Neutral. ‘Cylinders’ sculpture by Faustas Sadauskas & Japanese Celadon Porcelain Hibachi, Kazari.
Previous Page From Left: Wall left in Dulux New Neutral with trim in Sea Creature, back wall in Plasticine, floor in New Neutral, column left in Auburn Flair, column right in Cinnamon Sand. Bronze water bowl with tripod legs, EDO Period 17 th-18 th century, Kazari.
From Left: Wall left in Dulux Cinnamon Sand, intersecting wall left in Hidden Depths, lattice bulkhead in New Neutral, intersecting wall right in Beggar, columns in Auburn Flair with feature in Porterâ€™s Liquid Gold in Antique Gold, low wall in Dulux Golden Grain, back wall in Plasticine, floor in China White.
Three-seat sofa in Tangerine Leather with stained beech legs, Modern Times.
From left: Walls in Dulux Ruski, ceiling in Reddy Brown, wall in Sassy, background in Herbalist, wall in Very Terracotta, floor in Time Capsule.
Terracotta Pendant, Wyalla; Duresta Montgomery Large Bench, DOMO.
imperfections Left From left: Wall left in Dulux China White, back & centre wall in Plasticine, lattice bulkhead in New Neutral, wall right in Cobbler. Screen 100 by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Anibou. Above Wall left & floor in Dulux China White, wall in Golden Grain. Brixton armchair, Tide Design.
From left: Columns left in Dulux Auburn Flair with feature in Porterâ€™s Liquid Gold in Antique Gold, columns right in Dulux Cinnamon Sand, back wall in Plasticine, lattice bulkhead in Cornstalk, wall right in Golden Grain, floor in China White. Unusual Mingei Folk Art Altar from the Philippines, Kazari.
From Left: Wall left in Dulux China White, back wall in Dulux Plasticine, floor in Dulux China White, screen trim in Dulux Hidden Depths, wall rear Dulux New Neutral, corner wall right in Dulux Golden Grain, lattice bulkhead in Dulux Cornstalk.
Brixton armchair, Tide Design.
From left: Screen trim in Dulux Hidden Depths, wall left in China White, back wall in Plasticine, floor in China White, lattice bulkhead in New Neutral, wall rear in Plasticine, wall right in Cobbler. Screen 100 by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Anibou.
From Left: Intersecting wall left in Dulux Beggar, back wall in Plasticine, intersecting wall right in Hidden Depths, wall right in Golden Grain, floor in China White. Loom 4735 vintage rug antique wash, Loom Rugs; Longton wall light, Volker Haug.
Uplifting, earthy tones fill us with a sense of authentic optimism.
From Left: Wall left in Dulux Golden Grain, floor in China White, lattice bulkhead in Cornstalk, screen trim in Hidden Depths, wall rear in Ohai Half with trim in Sea Creature, back wall in Plasticine, column in Cinnamon Sand. Brixton armchair, Tide Design.
Repair takes its cues from worn surfaces and vintage patina, finding a modern harmony through its uplifting, earthy palette. Sustainable furniture pieces are selected for their timelessness and longevity, while more contemporary designs recycle old waste and make it new again.
Details take us back to the basics, encouraging us to rediscover existing elements and make them special through the process of mixing and matching with newer, refined pieces.
1. Confetti dining table and Confetti stools using 100 per cent recycled plastic by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson, Design By Them 2. Soho mirror, Tide Design 3. Armchairs by Societa Compensati Curvi, Nicholas & Alistair Merger 4. Rug by Kvadrat Rugs, Simon James Design 5. Raku sculpture by Bo Arenander, Odematelier.
Soft, natural greens mingle with authentic neutrals and earthy hues of cinnamon and sienna. An uplifting pop of yellow adds an optimistic note to this natural and holistic palette.
1 China White
2 New Neutral
3 Ohai Half
6 Hidden Depths
8 Golden Grain 7 Sea Creature 9 Porterâ€™s Liquid Gold Antique Gold
10 Cinnamon Sand
13 Auburn Flair
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Dulux Golden Grain
3D Sustainability Can 3D printing revolutionise sustainable architecture? 3D HOUSING 05 is moulded using a mixture of cementitious powders, aggregate and binders. The aggregate can be drawn from local soil to avoid transport and blend with its surrounds. The house can also be demolished, pulverised or reconstructed using the same material. Right: 3D HOUSING 05 by Massimiliano Locatelli | CLS Architetti Image: Luca Rotondo
Powder Variations by Carl Emil Jacobsen at Mindcraft
Dulux highlights the top Milan Design Week trends influencing Repair.
Dulux Sea Creature
Alchemy and decay Lindsey Adelman and Calico Wallpaper use their experiments with salt and natural corrosive chemicals to create weathered effects for ‘Beyond the Deep’. This immersive underwater scene of alchemy and decay uses Calico’s Oceania wallpaper to conjure watery imperfections, while Adelman’s Drop lighting appears as underwater creatures covered in algae and barnacles. Left: ‘Beyond the Deep’ by Calico Wallpaper and Lindsey Adelman
Styling at the Flexform stand Salone Del Mobile
Marea by De Castelli
Imperfect Edges Design studio Formafantasma breaks with tradition to produce the Bitossi Clay collection, a series of lathe-turned cylindrical vessels with their tops deliberately torn off. This destructive action has purposefully produced cracks and imperfections around the vessels’ edges. Left: Bitossi Clay Collection by Formafantasma
Image: Cristina Galliena Bohman
Dulux Ohai Half
From Left: Wall left Dulux Madame Mauve, inside archway Modest Mauve, floor in Shetland Lace Half, columns in Italian Clay, wall rear in Porterâ€™s French Washâ„˘ Soapstone, back wall in Lama, wall right Blind Date.
Reeno bench, Grazia & Co.
Wholeself TREND II
Welcome to the feel-good movement
From Left: Sphere in Dulux Gold Dust, wall rear in Ecru, plinth top in Pinkham, plinth bottom Ecru, floor in Shetland Lace Half, wall front in Silver Thaw, ceiling in Shetland Lace Half, back wall in Lama, circle in Limone. Custom ottoman large, Grazia & Co; Joy Ottoman, Jardan.
Do you feel like your mind is in constant overdrive? Now is the moment to switch off the smartphone and clear out the mental clutter. Wholeself is the spiritual awakening youâ€™ve been silently craving. In our search for wellness we look to align our mind and body through the spaces we inhabit every day.
In an effort to reconnect with ourselves, we dial back the volume to create calm, distraction-free zones. Rounded curves and soft, plush surfaces channel a sense of quiet minimalism, no fussy details here. Gentle, nurturing tones and subtle layerings of texture ignite the senses and revive the spirit. Life has never felt so good.
From left: Columns in Dulux Italian Clay, wall rear in Porterâ€™s French WashTM Soapstone, wall right in Dulux Silver Thaw, floor in Shetland Lace Half, back wall in Lama. Prometheus IV table lamp, Christopher Boots.
Fromin Wall Left: Dulux Wall Very front Terracotta, in Dulux Silver ceiling Thaw; in Natural in Sphere White, Gold ceiling Dust, in Noble wall rear Knight, in Ecru, plinth ceiling top in Pinkham, in Clay Court. plinth bottom Ecru, White vase onfloor tablein Shetland Lace Half, from Country Road ceiling in Shetland Lace Half, back wall in Lama.
From left: Wall left and rear in Dulux Pinkham, floor and ceiling in Shetland Lace Half, shape in Italian Clay, back wall Lama.
Custom ottoman large, Grazia & Co; Joy Ottoman, Jardan; Roly Poly side table by Faye Toogood, Hub Furniture.
From Left: Wall left in Dulux Pinkham, floor and ceiling in Shetland Lace Half, columns in Italian Clay, back wall in Lama, curved wall middle and right in Ecru, sphere in Gold Dust.
Serenity is expressed through gentle, minimal details and nurturing colours.
From Left: Back wall in Dulux Lama, curved wall in Madame Mauve, inside room in Modest Mauve, floor in Shetland Half Lace.
Bacchus table by Tom Skeehan from New Volumes Collection, Lunar basin by Thomas Coward for United Products, Scala tap by Sussex, Artedomus.
forms Left From Left: Inside archway Dulux Modest Mauve, wall left Madame Mauve, columns in Italian Clay, wall rear in Porterâ€™s French Washâ„˘ Soapstone, back wall in Dulux Lama. Above From Left: Wall front in Dulux Silver Thaw, floor in Shetland Lace Half; wall rear in Pinkham. Custom ottoman large, Grazia & Co; Joy Ottoman, Jardan; Roly Poly side table by Faye Toogood, Hub Furniture.
From Top: Back wall in Dulux Lama, ceiling and floor in Shetland Lace Half, curved wall in Silver Thaw, top plinth in New Life, middle plinth in Modest Mauve, circular bottom plinth in Madame Mauve.
SoignĂŠ armchair, CJ Anderson.
Pared-back spaces and quiet colour accents soothe the eyes and invite the sense of touch.
Soft, undulating curves and rounded forms are a key attribute of Wholeself. Adding a refined depth and dimension to the restrained minimalism of these shapes are their tactile finishes and plush surfaces.
1. Web light by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson, Design By Them 2. Stoneware sculpture by Alicja Podgorska Birkner, Odematalier 3. Roly Poly chair by Faye Toogood, Hub Furniture 4. Fat Tulip armchair by Adam Goodrum for NAU, Cult 5. Duffel ottoman & stool, Tim Webber Design.
Wholeself subtly intermingles warm, soft blushes with refreshing hints of grey-green. Likewise, enticing neutrals and glamorous golds are tempered by a cool base of mauvey-greys.
1 Shetland Lace Half
4 Silver Thaw
3 Blind Date 5 Porterâ€™s French Washâ„˘ Soapstone
6 Madame Mauve
7 Modest Mauve
10 Italian Clay
11 Gold Dust
12 New Life
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Eos table in glossy Tea Pink by Se Milan
Curved Comfort The Wholeself look is embodied by relaxing curvaceous forms and invitingly rounded shapes. Easy on the eye, these organic and soft forms were seen everywhere. From furniture with a cloud-like appearance, perfect for sinking into, to round flowing lines that fit beautifully around the human form. Below: Marenco sofa by Mario Marenco for Arflex
The key influences shaping Wholeself, direct from Milan Design Week 2018. Immersive Meditation
III is an immersive, â€˜bio-responsiveâ€™, solace-giving sculpture created to engender a meditative mood in the viewer. A five-foot circle holds an ancient rocky landscape, while ambient sound and light helped to evoke a sense of calm and invite the viewer to rest and reach a contemplative state. Right: III by Based Upon featured at Wallpaper Handmade World of Wellness and Wonder
Dulux Gold Dust
Dulux Madame Mauve
Circe lounge chair by Se Milan
Dulux Shetland Lace Half
Contemplative Space In Caesarstone’s hyper-Instagrammed installation we saw how primal elements of ice, water and steam come together in the everyday rituals of the kitchen island. Set in the faded grandeur of a Milanese palazzo, this quiet, cool and contemplative space drew unlikely connections with the hub of the modern home. Left: Altered State Caesarstone x Snarkitecture at Palazzo del’Ufficio Elettorale Image: David Zanardi
Designer gyms that fit into the look of our homes reveal just how important physical wellness has become, to the point of integrating this into every facet of our lives. In ‘Hemma - Stories of Home’ by Joyn Studio, we see just how effectively wellness can blend into our furnishings and spaces. Right: Hemma – Stories of Home Image: Mattia Buffoli
Esferas lamp by Gandia Blasco
From Left: Back wall, left wall & doors in Dulux Legendary Lilac, floor in Indian Reed, column in Federation Brown, wall right in Belly Fire.
Momo stool in Blush Pink, Nood Co; Joy ottoman, Jardan.
Legacy TREND III
An elegant take on eclectic style
From Left: Back wall in Dulux Legendary Lilac, panelled wall in Deep Aqua, floor in Indian Reed, column & wall in Trustee.
Bibendum chair & Roattino floor lamp by Eileen Gray for ClassiCon, Anibou.
What is the legacy we leave behind? Every day we tread the tightrope of time, propelled forward by new innovations and futuristic technologies. But there’s no ignoring our past – the ultimate symbol of timeless elegance and century-old traditions. Legacy blends the past and present into everlasting harmony through an eclectic mix of influences. It summons history’s most cherished classics and adapts these to fit a new, modern-age vision.
Looking to learn from traditional crafts and techniques, Legacy takes iconic forms and elegant looks and marries them with modern statements of style. Saturated hues are tempered by paler shades, creating a perfect backdrop to an intermingling of old-world charm and new-world chic.
From left: Wall & columns left in Dulux Purple Verbena, floor in Indian Reed, panelled wall in Deep Aqua, back wall in Legendary Lilac. Chubby Bench, Steelotto
Pale lilac adds a fresh note to Legacy tones of saturated pinks.
From Left: Wall (foreground) in Dulux Legendary Lilac, wall (middle ground) in Shepherdâ€™s Warning, wall (background) & arched doors in Legendary Lilac, floor in Indian Reed.
Rosettes by Iva Viana Sculpture Atelier, Figgscope; curtain in Victory fabric colour Auburn, Warwick.
Classic looks are modernised into an elegant, contemporary style.
From Left: Wall left in Dulux Belly Fire, floor in Indian Reed, back wall in Legendary Lilac, wall centre in Shepherdâ€™s Warning, wall right in Porcelain Crab. Curtain in Victory fabric colour Auburn, Warwick; Forest rug in Rust, Jenny Jones Rugs; Oddments arc light, Volker Haug.
Elegance and austerity are balanced by precious elements and plush textures.
Madison cabinet in Ceramic Noir Desire, Voyager Interiors; Curtain in Victory fabric colour Auburn, Warwick.
From left: Wall left in Dulux Indian Reed, column in Cherry Race, low wall in Pink Linen Half, wall right in Shepherdâ€™s Warning, back wall in Legendary Lilac, floor in Indian Reed.
From back: Back wall in Dulux Legendary Lilac, floor in Indian Reed, walls from front to back in Purple Verbena, Federation Brown, Hothouse Orchid & Belly Fire.
Huge Brass U vase, AVC Studios.
curated moments Left From Left: Panelled wall in Dulux Deep Aqua, floor in Indian Reed, column in Trustee Bibendum chair & Roattino floor lamp by Eileen Gray for ClassiCon, Anibou. Above From Left: Wall & doors in Legendary Lilac, floor in Indian Reed.
From Left: Back wall in Dulux Legendary Lilac, walls in Trustee, floor in Indian Reed.
Bank Credenza, Apparentt; Everything is Golden mirror No.6, Hava Studio.
Legacy offers us the opportunity to create a new, contemporary vision for products and interiors which embody the elegant, considered style of the past, however with a modern edge.
1. Minima Moralia screen in Bordeaux by Dante Goods & Bads, Domo 2. Journal coffee table, Nonn 3. Chester Moon sofa in leather by Paola Navone for Baxter, Criteria 4. Bermuda wall lights, Marz Design 5. Brogue table by Bethan Gray, Living Edge.
The Legacy palette is designed to captivate. Saturated hues ranging from pale pinks through to corals are grounded by soft lilacs and mauves. Contrasting colours of red, blue and green create eye-catching accents.
1 Pink Linen Half
2 Legendary Lilac
3 Hothouse Orchid
4 Purple Verbena
6 Deep Aqua 5 Trustee
7 Porterâ€™s Fresco Caspian Sea
8 Porcelain Crab
9 Shepherdâ€™s Warning
10 Indian Reed
11 Cherry Race
12 Federation Brown
13 Belly Fire
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Dulux Legendary Lilac
Deco Derived Designers and brands are drawing on patterns, forms and techniques from past eras to create a classic nostalgic style. The distinct Art Deco lines in the Gatsby Wall Panel by Federica Biasi for Mingardo reveal a clear return to classic designs, but with a very new and contemporary interpretation on the original. Left: Gatsby wall panel by Federica Biasi for Mingardo at Ventura Future. Below: Contrasting new and old at ‘Masterly Hotel by Edward Van Vliet’
èS lounge by Twils
Exciting discoveries at Milan Design Week influence the Legacy trend.
Dulux Deep Aqua
Mia Vessels by Serena Confalonieri for Mason Editions at Ventura Future
Lighting the Way Lee Broom is a luminary in more ways than one. For his new Observatory collection he has taken aesthetics and technology to a new level, creating timeless pieces inspired by constellations. Their luxe look combines the classic with the cutting edge, further elevated by in-house designed LED technology. Left: ‘Observatory’ exhibit by Lee Broom
Dulux Porcelein Crab
Velvet Veil Velvet is having its moment in the limelight and what’s not to love? It was featured by so many brands and on so many designs at Milan Design Week that it quickly became clear just how versatile this sumptuous fabric is. From deep, rich upholstery begging to be touched, to dense luxurious drapes a plush framing device perfect for almost any space. Below: Deco vibes seen at Archiproducts
Left: Dimore Studio’s ‘Limited Editions’
Dimore Studio’s ‘Limited Edition’ range revealed exciting new works created from deconstructed 18th and 19th century vintage pieces with a distinct 1970s overlay. Here we see the antique burl-style timber presented in a contemporary form, a beautiful meshing of the old and new.
Dulux Purple Verbena
From Left: Column left in Dulux Pelican Bill Half, wall centre in Apricot Fool, wall right in Golden Sand, back wall in Blue Bayou, floor in Mitchell Blue, disc left in Painted Clay, plinth right in Blue Bayou, disc on top in Strong Strawberry.
Techne tall shelving unit, Grazia & Co; U vase, Rhys Cooper.
Identity TREND IV
Show off your true colours
Identity is a powerful call to action â€“ to be bold, experimental and non-conformist.
From Left: Floor in Dulux Mondrian Blue, small cube in Blue Bayou, tall plinth in Golden Sand, back wall in Blue Bayou, tiled wall in Vivid Whiteâ„˘, large circle in Painted Clay, small circle in Strong Strawberry, medium circle in Red Clown, tall wall rear in Golden Sand, wall right in Apricot Fool.
Bill & Max coffee tables, Steelotto.
This is the moment youâ€™ve been waiting for. Identity is an empowering call to action that taps into the bold, radical, non-conformist streak that dwells within us all. A mish-mash of modern multi-cultural influences calls up the colourful, futuristic vibes of sci-fi fantasy and off-the-wall selfie culture. They command us to be brave and confident and to flaunt the fabulous, colourful quirks and flaws that make us unique. Rules and conventions are thrown out the window, freeing us up to experiment with a bold and individualistic vision. Filled with fun and spirited energy, bursting with the spontaneity of youth and wild optimism, colour becomes adrenaline for the senses.
From Left: Back wall in Dulux Blue Bayou, wall in Pelican Bill Half, tall plinth at back in Golden Sand, low plinth at back in Old Money, small plinth at front in Mitchell Blue, tall plinth at front in Blue Bayou, floor in Mondrian Blue. Smallroom sofa by Ineke Hans for Offecct, Interstudio.
From Left: Back wall in Dulux Blue Bayou, column in Sunbird Orange, tiled wall in Vivid Whiteâ„˘, stairs in Red Clown, wall right in Pelican Bill Half with edge in Mitchell Blue, floor in Mondrian Blue. O2 wall light in small blue & large white, Remodern; Candy ottoman & totems, Figgoscope.
From Left: Column in Dulux Pelican Bill Half, floor in Mondrian Blue, back wall in Blue Bayou, wall left in Old Money with edge in Apricot Fool, tall wall in Genie with edge in Golden Sand, tiled wall in Vivid Whiteâ„˘, column right in Apricot Fool, tall plinth at back in Golden Sand, low plinth at front Mitchell Blue, tall plinth at back in Blue Bayou, small plinth at front in Old Money.
Plec side table by Antoni Palleja Office for RS Barcelona, Ajar; Featherston Scape armchairs, Grazia & Co.
Left From left: Wall in Dulux Genie, edges in Golden Sand, tiled wall Vivid Whiteâ„˘. Above From Left: Column left in Sunbird Orange, column right in Painted Clay, floor in Mondrian Blue, back wall in Blue Bayou. I Table Pink coffee table & I Table Blue bistro table, Remodern; InOut 44 ottoman by Paola Novone for Gervasoni, Anibou.
A spirited take on fun, retro style and youthful, optimistic colours.
B2 planter in Dulux Powder Coat Yellow Gold, B3 planter in Dulux Powder Coat Siren Red by Studio Ciao, Something Beginning With.
From Left: Floor in Dulux Mondrian Blue, back wall and columns in Blue Bayou, end column in Porterâ€™s Liquid Tin, wall in Dulux Mitchell Blue.
Columns (from left) in Dulux Apricot Fool, Golden Sand, Golden Sand, Sunbird Orange, Sunbird Orange, Painted Clay, floor in Mondrian Blue, tiled wall in Vivid Whiteâ„˘, large circle in Painted Clay, small circle in Strong Strawberry, circle right in Red Clown, back wall in Blue Bayou.
I Table Pink coffee table & I Table Blue bistro table, Remodern; InOut 44 ottoman by Paola Novone for Gervasoni, Anibou.
Bold and experimental is the key to this individualistic movement in colour and design. Optimistic and youthful hints of retro 80s style live alongside bespoke pieces in a happy clash of personal expression.
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1. Tactile armchair, Criteria Collection 2. Dakota candle holder, Fred International 3. Mattermade lamp, Criteria Collection 4. Suzi side table, Reddie 5. Composition IX rug by Angelina Askeri, Tapis Rouge 6. Die Verwandlung, Luca Lettieri.
Identity is the perfect palette for revealing your eccentric side. Call on the unusual combinations of saturated blues, purples and oranges, and match these against a base of paler notes.
2 Blue Bayou 1 Pelican Bill Half
3 Porterâ€™s Liquid Tin
5 Mitchell Blue
6 Mondrian Blue
7 Old Money
8 Golden Sand
9 Sunbird Orange
10 Apricot Fool
11 Painted Clay
12 Red Clown
13 Strong Strawberry
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Graphic Mirage GAN has released a new collection of Patricia Urquioladesigned rugs which capture colour in movement. Made from pure New Zealand wool, the rugs trick the eye with their colour gradation, applied in bands that merge together and break the mould of traditional rug design formats. Left: Mirage rug in orange by Patricia Urquiola for GAN.
Natalie Du Pasquier Collection for Bitossi Image: Delfino Sisto Legnani
Unique finds at Milan Design Week shape the Identity trend.
Dulux Sunbird Orange
Dulux Golden Sand
Pattern Clash The DoubleJ project by J.J. Martin encompasses prints, designs and vintage rarities which have been added to Kartell’s enduring icons in new and unexpected ways. The outcome is a play on the balance of shapes and colours. Left: La DoubleJ by J.J. Martin for Kartell
Infinity coffee table by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Arflex
Mexi-mania The stunning and idiosyncratic ‘Mono Mania Mexico’ is a textile and furniture project inspired by Wood’s personal journey into the great Mexican culture of the 1970s. Jointly commissioned by Limonta and Moroso, the outcome is an intimate capture of Wood’s personality and identity. Dulux Mondrian Blue
Below: Fabrics from the ‘Mono Mania Mexico’ collection by Bethan Laura Wood for Moroso
Off the grid Grid patterns in all their forms, from simple to adorned, chequered, black-and-white and coloured, emerged as a strong direction in Milan. Bold and highly visible was the Lavazza café at Wallpaper Handmade, where blue-and-white grids adorned every surface and expressed a strong and memorable visual statement.
Left: Lavazza café at Wallpaper Handmade
The designers & retailers bringing the Dulux Colour Forecast to life ACV Studio
Click On Furniture
Design By Them
Douglas & Bec
Grazia & Co
Jenny Jones Rugs
Nicholas & Alistair
Simon James Design
Something Beginning With
Production EDITOR, ART DIRECTOR & SET DESIGN
Bree Leech @breeleech DESIGN & LAYOUT
Jessica Lillico @jess lillico PHOTOGRAPHY
Mike Baker @mikebakerphotographer PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Kirsty Macafee @kootoyoo dulux.com.au Customer service 13 23 77
Kelly Larkin @kellymarielarkin
Colours shown are as close as possible to actual paint colours. Metallic pigment effects and textures can vary depending on the application. Due to limitations of your display screen and the printing process, photographic and printed images and swatches may not represent true colour. Colours and images displayed are a guide only. Always confirm your colour choice with Dulux A4 Colour Swatches, Sample Pots or Porter’s Paints product samples. Dulux, Dulux Colours of New Zealand and Porter’s Paints are registered trade marks and Vivid White, Natural White and Porter’s French Wash are trade marks of DuluxGroup (Australia) Pty Ltd (ABN 67 000 049 427) 1956 Dandenong Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168.