Dulux have released their 2021 Colour Forecast and we can now reveal their three palettes ‘Retreat, Nourish and Reset’ certain to be popular colour choices into the new year.
2020 has been a challenging year and the impact of mobile devices have never been more prevalent with many people becoming engrossed in our smart phones for work and for connecting with others. Data shows that 91% of Australians own a smart phone and 71% are engaging with others on social media apps from their device. This year, the life in lockdown has meant people are more accessible at all hours and less able to switch off and recharge.
Thankfully, we can utilise colour in our own homes to help prompt positive psychological reactions, enhance our mood and increase our ability to disconnect and relax. The latest Dulux colour trends ready for release in 2021 are certainly all about creating a space within our homes that can be our sanctuary, secluded away from the outside noise.
- NOURISH | Whilst most of us are required to experience the world from within the four walls of our home, we are facing digital saturation at its most extreme. Craving time and space away from our screens, there is a renewed appreciation for nature and rituals of self-care to help soothe the mind and create an aura of calm and sense of wellbeing. The Nourish palette plays into this longing for natural beauty and earthly connection. Biophilic hues of mossy and sage greens, turmeric and citrus connect us to nature, inspiring us to fill our homes and workspaces with plants and blooms. The tactility of materials and raw textures provide a level of physical comfort to the touch, whilst the round-form surfaces and soft-shaped furniture offer visual relief to encourage revitalisation.
- RESET | In the wake of our ‘new normal,’ a level of adaptability, positivity and resilience is on the forefront of our minds as we shift to a slow-paced lifestyle, far removed from the adventure and excitement we once thrived on. Reflecting on what is most important to us, we draw closer to our families and local community. The Reset palette reflects our renewed energy and desire to brighten our outlook as we adapt to home life. Subtly inspired by the 70s, uplifting hues of blue-green and energetic reds offset contrasting whites and neutrals. Furniture styles and materials are mixed but unified with colour combinations for a more eclectic approach to design; whilst quilted fabrics paired with objects and mementos from past travels elevate the level of comfort and cosiness in the space. With a strong focus on family living, furniture is durable and generous in shape and form.
- RETREAT | Our idea of what home means has evolved. What was once a place for solace and recuperation is now our vehicle for daily life – from sleeping, eating, working to exercising. As our work-life boundaries continue to blur, we delve deeper in search of balance, restyling our spaces to accommodate our flexible lifestyle. We seek out the security of well-loved DIY traditions like cooking, baking and crafting to help us feel grounded and present.The retreat palette draws on nostalgia to create that sense of familiarity and refuge we crave – incorporating up-cycled materials in raw and natural timbers, and vintage accents such as ceramics and weavings alongside modern utilitarian-shaped décor pieces to create a well-worn, yet timeless look. Stormy blues channel tranquillity, signifying better times to come, whilst essential whites and burgundy feed our sense of the familiar and tradition.
Visit https://www.dulux.com.au/colour/colour-trends/2021 for more information!
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