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Summer 2022 Colour Trend Predictions + WIN Dulux Paint & A Rachel Castle Artwork!

Interiors

As the last of the winter chill heads out the front door (fingers crossed that’s any day now here in Victoria!) we’re feeling motivated to refresh our home interiors.

As always, we’re turning to Dulux for trend inspiration, particularly their summer-inspired ‘Wonder’ palette, from the recently released Dulux Colour Forecast 2022. Full of vibrant and playful shades of green, peach and teal, it’s the perfect palette to transform and uplift any space.

Get the look with advice from Dulux trend forecaster and stylist Bree Leech, who’s applied a selection of shades from the Wonder palette, to transform a ‘90s home in Melbourne. 

One lucky TDF reader will also WIN 20 litres of paint and an original artwork from Rachel Castle, to kickstart your very own home update this summer!

25th November, 2021

Dulux Summer Forecast 2022 – Wonder Palette. Paint colours: Walls – Dulux Celery Green; Trims – Dulux Pinkham; Ceiling – Dulux Vivid White™. Dining table & chairs – Trit House. Bag, table Cloth and napkin – Sage & Clare. Blue bowl – Makers’ Mrkt. Terracotta vase & yellow vase – Pepite. Purple vase – Nicole Lawrence Studio. Vintage platter – stylist’s own. Pendant – Angelucci 20th Century. Artwork – ‘Correa And Lemons On Pink’ by Kirsty Mcintyre from Forman Framing. Photography – Mike Baker. Stylist and Dulux colour forecaster – Bree Leech

Dulux Summer Forecast 2022 – Wonder Palette. Paint colours: Walls – Dulux Celery Green; Trims – Dulux Pinkham; Ceiling – Dulux Vivid White™. Dining table & chairs – Trit House. Bag, table Cloth and napkin – Sage & Clare. Blue bowl – Makers’ Mrkt. Terracotta vase & yellow vase – Pepite. Purple vase – Nicole Lawrence Studio. Vintage platter – stylist’s own. Pendant – Angelucci 20th Century. Artwork – ‘Correa And Lemons On Pink’ by Kirsty Mcintyre from Forman Framing. Photography – Mike Baker. Stylist and Dulux colour forecaster – Bree Leech

Dulux Summer Forecast 2022 – Wonder Palette. Paint colours: Walls (Top) – Dulux Vivid White™; Walls – Dulux Equatorial Forest. Vintage Trolly – Duramax Pax. U Vase – Lightly Design. Yellow glass decanter – ​​Makers’ Mrkt. Pink glasses – Fazeek. Day bed – Love Tree Interiors. Check and floral cushions, & throw on day bed – Bonnie & Neil. Stripe cushion on day bed – Sage & Clare. Coffee table – Billy Furniture. Small pink plate – Makers’ Mrkt. Orange glass candle holder – Fenton & Fenton. Rug – Hali Rugs. Artwork on left – ‘You’ll Find Me Here’ by Lindi Forde From Forman Framing. Artwork below – ‘Trees At The End Of A Field, Mussane #2’ by Samuel Condon From Studio Gallery. Artwork on right – ‘The Seeker Of Treasure Retains Tranquility’ By Peter Summers From Studio Gallery. Photography – Mike Baker. Stylist and Dulux colour forecaster – Bree Leech

Dulux Summer Forecast 2022 – Wonder Palette. Paint colours: Walls (Top) – Dulux Vivid White™; Walls – Dulux Equatorial Forest. Vintage Trolly – Duramax Pax. Cane chair & lamp – CCSS. U Vase – Lightly Design. Yellow glass decanter – ​​Makers’ Mrkt. Pink glasses – Fazeek. Day bed – Love Tree Interiors. Check and floral cushions, & throw on day bed – Bonnie & Neil. Stripe cushion on day bed – Sage & Clare. Coffee table – Billy Furniture. Small pink plate – Makers’ Mrkt. Orange glass candle holder – Fenton & Fenton. Rug – Hali Rugs. Artwork on left – ‘You’ll Find Me Here’ by Lindi Forde From Forman Framing. Artwork below – ‘Trees At The End Of A Field, Mussane #2’ by Samuel Condon From Studio Gallery. Artwork on right – ‘The Seeker Of Treasure Retains Tranquility’ By Peter Summers From Studio Gallery. Photography – Mike Baker. Stylist and Dulux colour forecaster – Bree Leech

Calming yet vibrant Dulux Harmonious features on bedroom walls, alongside Dulux Vivid White™ on the trims and ceiling. Photography – Mike Baker. Stylist and Dulux colour forecaster – Bree Leech 

Dulux Summer Forecast 2022 – Wonder Palette. Paint Colours: Walls – Dulux Sassy; Trims –  Dulux Vivid White™. Vintage lamp – Modern Times. Desk – P0ly Designs. Lilac vase – Naaytu. Mug and yellow & lilac vase – Makers’ Mrkt. Artwork ‘Something New Something Different’ By Nick Olsen from Studio Gallery. Planter (Outside) – Lightly Design. Photography – Mike Baker. Stylist and Dulux colour forecaster – Bree Leech  

Adding colour across your home’s furniture and home accessories can be just as impactful for creating a cohesive and mood-boosting look. Photography – Mike Baker. Stylist and Dulux colour forecaster – Bree Leech 

Amelia Barnes
Thursday 25th November 2021

Summer is almost here, and we’re feeling inspired to open the windows, invite friends over, and update our home with a fresh new colour palette.

For inspiration, look no further than the joyous Wonder palette – one of three palettes from the Dulux Colour Forecast 2022. Colours in this uplifting and vibrant palette range from light pastels to playful hues of cornflower blue, lilac, lemon, green quartz, and rose gold.

To show you how to use these colours at home, Dulux trend forecaster and stylist Bree Leech has used the Wonder palette to update a ‘90s family home in Melbourne. 

Dulux Wash&Wear in Equatorial Forest was chosen as the hero living room wall colour, providing an earthy backdrop to the otherwise playful pastel decor. ‘The leafy, warm green helps ground us, while the top third of the wall and ceiling painted in Dulux Vivid White™, and softer nature inspired hues in the furniture and decor pieces, provide a light summery mood,’ Bree says. 

The calming Dulux Harmonious was used for the bedroom walls, alongside Dulux Vivid White™ on the trims and ceiling.

In the dining area, a combination of Dulux Celery Green on the walls and Dulux Pinkham on trims showcases how experimenting with colour and veering from ‘traditional’ placements can create something strikingly unique. ‘Who says trims have to be white?’ Bree says. ‘Pinkham and Celery Green are a flawless and refreshing summer colour combination and work well in many settings.’

Last but not least, Dulux Sassy features in the home study/office nook to add warmth and a fun, joyful feel.

Aside from updating the wall colours, Bree has  also styled this house with a vibrant, summery collection of furniture and homewares – flower shaped tables, layers of patterned cushions, and gorgeous artworks. Even some of the decor pieces have been painted, such as the drinks trolley painted in Dulux Duramax Pax

Want to upgrade your space this summer? Dulux is giving away 20 litres of paint to one lucky TDF reader, PLUS a framed original artwork valued at $3500 from one of our favourite artists and designers, Rachel Castle! Enter below.

As the old saying goes: go big, or go home. Two new collections from one of our all-time fave homewares brands Kip&Co does both!

Centred on buttery warm hues and the brand’s signature floral motifs, the Golden Hour range is an explosion of warm colour and texture. Their staple offering of bedding, towels and cushions is complemented by table setting pieces, including napkins, napkin rings, enamelware, eye-mask bonbons and candles – all in bright colours and patterns (we particularly love the sea shell print).

It’s time to go all out on the Christmas dining set-up this year, this is the stuff tablescaping dreams are made of!

On the more subtle side, Kip&Co’s magical new collaboration with classic kids books, Flower Fairies, is a nod to nostalgia. The new collection features the vintage botanical illustrations by Cecily May Walker (first published nearly a century ago in 1923!) as prints on organic bedding, kids apparel and table linens.

To celebrate the launch of these two new collections (plus the return of outdoor dining season where these summery goodies can be put to excellent use), we’re giving away $1,000 to spend on Kip&Co goodness. To enter, describe your ideal festive table setting in 25 words or less in the form below!

Please note this competition is now closed. The winner was drawn and notified on Friday, December 10th via email. See here for details.

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