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Dulux Reveals The Colours Of 2022

Interiors

The world has changed, and so have our homes. Every year Dulux forecasts the colours and cultural trends set to underpin our homes over the coming 12 months, and 2022 is all about finding positivity.

Across the country, we have all been affected in different ways, and by spending more time indoors than ever before, many have discovered a newfound appreciation of good design. There’s a desire to be bold, expressive and seek new experiences, while also craving comfort and reassurance in our homes.

The Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 comprises three exciting palettes reflective of these current times, which feature rich, earthy tones and natural textures, alongside joyful, summery hues that awaken our zest for life. 

6th September, 2021

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Restore palette. Walls & ceiling paint colour: Dulux Winter Terrace. From left: Humphrey Cloud Occasional Chair, Globe West; Piazza Modica, Halcyon Lake; Drum Ottoman, Grazia and Co; Dórica Floor Lamp by Jordi Miralbell and Mariona Rabentós, Ajar, Morocco Sofa, Globe West; (On sofa) Velvet ribbon stitch cushion, Zuster, Boucle Cushion, Trit; Sophora Cushion, Penney and Bennett; Slab Coffee Table, Trit; Travertine Tray, Fenton and Fenton; Dual Vase by Kristina Dam, In Good Company; (On wall) Plaster Wall Sculptures, Kelly Larkin.  Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Restore palette. Wall paint colour: Dulux Rice Crop. Joinery paint colour: Dulux Finnegan. From left: The Myron table by John Bastiras, In Good Company; (on table) Shinki Sculpture by Makiko Ryujin, Craft Vic; Constructed Mug by Stephen Bailey, Kaolin; Esse Chair by Pianca, Collective; (on joinery) Oval Scallop Vase by Bzippy, Jardan, Mantiquiera by Tacchini in black, Stylecraft; Black Tall Vase, Modern Times; (on shelf) Mantiquiera by Tacchini in natural, Stylecraft; “Shadows Danced” Original Artwork by Irene Grishin-Selzer, Modern Times; Handbuilt Loop 2 in pebble, Deborah Sweeney. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Restore palette. Paint colours: Dulux Opononi Double and Black Caviar. From left: Baxter Calix Side Table, Space Furniture; Helga in Stoneware by Katarina Wells, Modern Times; Big Roky Leaning Mirror, En Gold; Juelp Lounge by Tacchini, Stylecraft; Bowie Round Cushion, Jardan; Ceto Floor Lamp, Ross Gardam; Morroccan Casablanca rug, Halcyon Lake; Marais Burnt Teak Table, Coco Republic; (on coffee table) Turned Timber Bowl by Makiko Ryujin, Craft Vic; Small Warm Grey Textured Bowl by Stephen Bailey, Kaolin; Wavy Travertine Tray, En Gold; Slow Sand Sculpture by Karlien Van Rooyen & Jarrah Pitcher Sculpture, Modern Times; “Night 1”. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Restore palette. Paint colours: Dulux Opononi Double and Black Caviar. From left: Baxter Calix Side Table, Space Furniture; Helga in Stoneware by Katarina Wells, Modern Times; Big Roky Leaning Mirror, En Gold; Juelp Lounge by Tacchini, Stylecraft; Bowie Round Cushion, Jardan; Ceto Floor Lamp, Ross Gardam; Morroccan Casablanca rug, Halcyon Lake; Marais Burnt Teak Table, Coco Republic; (on coffee table) Turned Timber Bowl by Makiko Ryujin, Craft Vic; Small Warm Grey Textured Bowl by Stephen Bailey, Kaolin; Wavy Travertine Tray, En Gold; Slow Sand Sculpture by Karlien Van Rooyen & Jarrah Pitcher Sculpture, Modern Times; “Night 1” Original Artwork by Phoebe Halpin, Studio Gallery; Fluffy Lounge Chair by Eikund, Stylecraft; Baxter Greta Special Edition Printed Armchair by Draga & Aurel, Space Furniture. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Restore palette. Wall Front paint colour: Dulux Tranquil Retreat. Wall back paint colour: Dulux Ferry. From left: Linen Bedding set in Forest & sheet in Charcoal, Cultiver; Ceremony Small Cushion, Penney & Bennett; Bespoke lamp 35, Deborah Sweeney; Offset Side Table by Resident in black, District; Bedhead, Homeowners. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Restore palette. Paint colours: Dulux Stowe White and New Penny. From left: “Blushing Movements” Original Artwork by Felicity Lea; Daisy Chair Smokey, En Gold; Waka round dining table, Tide Design; Large Stone Platter by Dinosaur Designs, Jardan; Vessels in Duramax Natural Flora; (On wall) Selene Wall Light in Ash, Marz Design; (At back) Humphrey Cloud Occasional Chair, Globe West. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Amelia Barnes
Monday 6th September 2021

‘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.’ – Andrea Lucena-Orr

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. 

Restore

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.’

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Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Flourish palette. Wall front paint colour: Dulux Clay Pipe Half, Wall back paint colour: Dulux Discretion. Trims & ceiling paint colour: White Dune Quarter. From Left: “Divine Melon” Original Artwork by Nicole Nelius and “Wild Flower” Original Artwork by Llewellyn Skye, Fenton and Fenton; Florence Console, Trit House; Assorted books, Stylist; Black Goblet vessel, Lightly for Bunnings; Avalon Ceramic Vase in maroon by Grey Natale, Zuster; Diiva Dining Chair, Grazia and Co; Rosetta Oval Table, En Gold; Flow Scalloped Black Mirrored Tray, Zuster; Large Arc Vase in wild berry, Deborah Sweeney; Vase in Duramax Discretion; Custom Vase, Formantics; Rug & Pendant, Homeowners. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Flourish palette. Wall paint colour: Dulux Basic Coral. Trims paint colour: Dulux White Dune Quarter. From left: Side Table in Duramax Discretion; Stardust Lamp, Figgoscope; Essence Burner Brass, Lightly; White raku & gold link vessel, Jardan; Poppy Bedhead in Ellison Garnet Velvet, Heatherly; Haze in Rosette Quilt and Cushion, Linen House; Dune Blanket, Makers’ Mrkt; Brick Velvet Cushion, Bonnie and Neil; Lobster Roll Bolster, Kip and Co. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Flourish palette. Cabinet paint colour” Dulux Dark Door. Wall paint colour: Dulux Deep Leather. Above fireplace paint colour; Dulux Bongo Drum. From left: Baxter Gemma Chair by Draga and Aurel, Space Furniture; Angelo Mangiarotti Dining Table, Artedomus; “In Dreams” Original Photograph by Lilli Waters, Modern Times; Vase in Dulux Benang & Gold Vintage Gold Effect, Stylist; Balance 03 object, Lightly; (On mantel) Water Tower VII by Kenny Yong-Soo Son, Modern Times; Balance 01 incense holder, Lightly; Mirror, Homeowner. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Flourish palette. Walls & trim paint colour: Dulux Dark Door. Ceiling paint colour: Dulux Benang. Inside arch detail paint colour: Dulux Red Terra. From left: Puffalo Sofa, Didier; Red Cushion, Domo; Soda Side Table, James Richardson Furniture; Book, Stylist; Cakebread pile high club cushion, Fenton and Fenton; Black and White Cushion, Didier;Vase #1” Original Artwork by Jai Vasicek, Fenton and Fenton; Chromatic Petrol Rug, Halcyon Lake; Black puddle Coffee Table by Massproductions, District; (On coffee table) Pi-dou vases by Tacchini, Stylecraft; Carter Acrylic Bowl by Greg Natale, Zuster; 15:3 Large Table Lamp by Nicole Lawrence, Modern Times; Soda Side Table, James Richardson Furniture; SKLO Crescent Vessel 1 – Plum-Copper & Ruby, Jardan; Up Series Armchair by B&B Italia, Space Furniture. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Flourish palette. Walls & trim paint colour: Dulux Kenepuru. Chimney breast paint colour: Dulux Gold Vintage Gold Effect. Ceiling paint colour: White Dune Quarter. From left: Sino Marble Side Table, Trit House; Archer Metal Table Lamp, Coco Republic; Blue Glass vase, Stylist; Bonnie Settee by Ligne Roset, Domo; Velvet Cushion in Oxford, Fenton and Fenton; Muse Rug, Tsar; Wild Agate Quartz Coffee Table, Fenton and Fenton; Assorted Books, Stylist; Greg Natale Candle & Gold Vessel, Zuster; Oh My Mini Sculpture in Blue, Makers’ Mrkt; (On mantel) Glass Vase, Stylist; Small and Tall candle holder by Studio AC-S, Modern Times; “Kimono” Limited Edition Print by Jai Vasicek, Fenton and Fenton. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Flourish 

Breaking away from the past brings with a sense of liberation, awakening a desire to live more boldly, travel further, and experience everything life has to offer. The vibrant Flourish palette speaks to sentiment, influenced by a newfound sense of adventure and passion for life.

Encompassed in this rich, sensual palette are hues that instil a feeling of warmth and intimacy including petrol blue, desert red and dusty rose alongside warm neutrals and a pop of vintage gold. Interiors are layered, expressive and unapologetically individual, encompassing decadent fabrics such as velvet, silk and natural leather.

‘It’s a look for those who want to rewrite design rules,’ says Andrea. ‘As we move towards more freedoms, these colours enrich our feelings of empowerment and spark our imagination. With this comes unrestricted expression, inclusivity and a celebration of the diversity in our community.’

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Wonder palette. Wall paint colour: Dulux Edvard. Trims & ceiling paint colour: Dulux Vivid White™. From Left: Pot in Vivid White ™ & Sassy, Stylist; Mani 7 Rug, Halcyon Lake; Felix Sofa, Arthur G; Cushion Kelly Wearstler District col Apricot, Arthur G; Green Checked Cushion, Jolie Laide; Zulta cushion with green dots, Fenton and Fenton; Small Checkers Cushion in Wheat, Bonnie and Neil;  9602 Floor Lamp by Gubi, In Good Company; (On shelf top) Blue Abomination vase, Markers’ Mrkt; Bubbles Opaque pink Limited Edition vase, Jolie Laide; “Aeonium In A Posy With Kangaroo Paw and Paper Daisy” Original artwork by Dominka Keller, Forman Art and Framing; Sunrise Lamp, Makers’ Mrkt; (On bottom) Assorted Books & Yellow Medium Rock bowl by Dinosaur Designs, Jardan; Coffee table, Stylist; (On coffee table) Assorted Books, Stylist; Pink and Orange Tiki Cup by Ryan L Foote, Craft Vic; (On wall) ” Lemons On A Pink Table” Original Artwork by Helen Mccullagh, Studio Gallery, “Green & Purple Freedom” Original Artwork by Brigita La, Modern Times; Basket in fireplace in Dulux Duramax pax; Jay Chair in Kelly Wearstler District col Apricot & Kvadrat Phlox Cushion, Arthur G; Terracotta Side Table, Bonnie and Neil; Side table in Dulux Duramax Plunder; Vessel in Duramax Pax; Fleece Vase, Jolie Laide. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Wonder palette. Wall paint colour: Dulux Sandpaper. Ceiling and trim paint colour: Dulux Vivid White™. From left: “White Waratah” Original Artwork by Cat Maddy, Forman Art and Framing; Bat Chair Conic Base by Gubi, In Good Company; Electric Rug in Sorbet; Jenny Jones Rugs; Table, stylist; Shell Vase, In Good Company; Landscape Sculpture, Deborah Sweeney; Random Pendant, Lights Lights Lights; Glassware, Stylist. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Wonder palette. Wall paint colour: Dulux Pinkham. Stripes paint colour: Dulux Equatorial Forest. Trim and ceiling paint colour: Dulux Vivid White™. From Left: Anges Lavender Cushion, Jolie Laide; Sequence Round Dining Table in Pale Eucalypt, Coco Flip; Foli Stool, Lauren Lea Haynes; Vanilla Vase, En Gold;  Mino Vase Orange by Abs Objects, Makers’ Mrkt; Double Lumera by Kerryn Levy, Modern Times; Yellow carafe & Smooth Cup, Monmouth Glass Studio; “Afternoon sun on the wildflowers” Original Artwork by Mandy Francis, Studio Gallery; Cushions, stylist. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 – Wonder palette. Paint colour: Dulux Pax. From left: Camaleonda Sofa by B&B Italia, Space Furniture; 156 multi rug, Hali; Porter Side Table, Grazia and Co; Time Warp Bowl in green, Makers’ Mrkt; Daylight Lamp, Dean Norton; Porter Side Table, Grazia and Co; Celtic Vessel by Alice Gavalet, Jardan; Desert Pea Chair, Lauren Lea Haynes; Anna Spiro Cushion in Tattie Tartan, Fenton and Fenton; “Empty Wishes” Original Artwork By Gabrielle Jones, Studio Gallery; Smooth shelf in Dulux Duralloy Wedgewood, Nicole Lawerence; (On shelf top) W&S chubby vase soft yellow, Makers’ Mrkt; (On shelf middle) Pink Moment by Ebony Russell, Modern Times; Books, Stylist; Kandle in Pink, Makers’ Mrkt; (On shelf bottom) Vessel by Tessy King,Craft Vic. Photography – Lisa Cohen. Styling – Bree Leech

Wonder

Wonder is a palette of unbridled joy featuring light pastels and playful, summery hues such as cornflower blue, lilac, lemon, green quartz and rose gold. Together, these shades evoke a cheerful and optimistic feel with a strikingly clear message: better days lie ahead. 

Surprising combinations highlight the whimsical nature of this look; think quaint florals with eclectic colours, or checks paired with sleek, contemporary furniture. 

For bedrooms, Andrea recommends a deep and decadent tone from the Flourish palette, such as Dulux Deep Leather or Dark Door. For the workspace, look to the fresh and energising tones such as Dulux Harmonious or Celery Green, or update your front door with Dulux Edvard, Pink Papaya and Oboe D’Amore. 

‘Adding one or more colours from the Forecast palettes – whether it’s with paint or accessories – is a great way to bring your home up to date, as well as creating that positive change in your surroundings so many of us crave right now,’ says Andrea. ‘Once you live with colour and experience the connection and emotion it creates, you’ll never return to a blank canvas.’

See all shades in Dulux’s 2022 Colour Forecast here.  

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