The Dulux Colour Forecast is back for 2022 with three inspiring palettes set to dominate our homes in the years to come.
Underpinning the forecast this year is inevitably the ongoing pandemic. As we gradually emerge from another difficult year, we look to find a more positive meaning in all we have endured.
‘Living through a pandemic has made us feel even more connected to our homes,’ says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux colour and communication manager. ‘When it comes to future trends, comfort is key. We want our living spaces to calm and nurture us, so we can process everything we’ve experienced over the last year, and at the same time, help us rediscover our zest for life looking forward.’
Dulux’s research of the current landscape has resulted in the following exciting palettes, ranging from warm tones, to deep decadent hues, and joyful nature-inspired pastels.
Having spent so much time on our devices over the past 18 months, many are yearning for tactile experiences and a connection with loved ones. Time spent in nature is also a key desire, inspiring an uptake in natural fibres and materials such as raw timber, unstructured linen and textured stone.
The Restore palette consists of gentle, earth-based neutrals alongside more rugged, natural tones; buttercream, pumice, deep blue, clay, rich forest green, moss and charcoal-purple. These colours recede and do not demand attention, instead soothing our senses and providing a reassuring backdrop to readjust to constant change.
‘This palette is inspired by our innate need for authentic connection and experience,” says Andrea. ‘Interiors have become our cocoon and a place where we can practice wellness and self-care rituals. We’re choosing less, however, focusing on more quality items that last and provide comfort above all else.’