The Dulux Colour Forecast is back for 2023, revealing three exciting palettes set to dominate our homes in the year to come.
Led by Dulux colour and communication manager Andrea Lucena-Orr and Dulux colour forecaster and stylist Bree Leech, the annual forecast suggests that the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and a growing interest in sustainability will encourage people to embrace living simply and authentically.
‘We have all reacted to the upheavals of the last couple of years in different ways – some people crave lightness and whimsy, whilst others seek order and reassurance,’ Bree explains.
‘The three palettes in the Dulux Colour Forecast 2023 reflect these differing needs, allowing you to create beautiful living spaces that reflect where you are in your life’s journey.’
Balance features serene marine blues and gentle greens in a calming palette for anyone seeking a simple, but sophisticated, aesthetic. Coastline-inspired colours such as Dulux Kimberley Sea and Dulux Nephrite are paired with the richness of Dulux Deep Garnet in a combination that Bree suggests is perfect to elevate inner-city apartments or terrace homes.
‘Balance is very much inspired by a ‘less is more’ philosophy, with minimal detailing and a restrained approach to decorating. Instead, the focus is on immersive colour and the beauty of complex, structured patterns found in nature, such as a simple seashell or fern frond,’ she says.
Luxe textures like velvet and silk, furniture with exaggerated, curved silhouettes, abstract art, and décor pieces with organic shapes and delicate pleating complete the look.