What did we find? Well, it looks like Dulux has made your choice nice and easy. Be on trend with your colour choices.
The Dulux colour of the year for 2018 is called Heart Wood, a light mauve/lilac colour. You can see visualisations of the colour on the Dulux website here. It’s a colour that will fit in with just about any design trend idea that is emerging for next year. And you can expect last year’s Dulux colour of the year Denim to compliment heartwood in colour palettes for your kitchen designs. Dark plum is also right on trend and will also compliment the Heart Wood palette.
Heart Wood is a subtle and warm tone of grown-up pink, it draws from the tactile qualities of natural wood and leather, conveying comfort and ease in response to consumers wanting to nestle down more and create a “welcome home”.
There’s a strong overarching trend of consumers wanting to transform their homes into spaces of retreat from the outside world. Think about the Scandinavian trend of Hygge.
As life gets faster, now is the time to press pause. Our home needs to be a place where we can turn down the noise, where we can nurture our values and recharge. Colour can play a significant role in addressing the balance between outside clamour and inner calm, according to Dulux.
We think that Heart Wood and its four complementary colour palettes will help you to achieve a home that is truly and uniquely yours, bringing a feeling of safety and reassurance, creating a welcome home for all.
Make your home your haven. Calming colours like Heart Wood capture the mood of the moment and allow you to live in perfect balance in your home. Use colour to make your home a place of harmony, comfort and ease for all. Combine gentle shades of grey-pink, blues and soft cocoa flowing into bolder shades of ink blue and purple.
Take inspiration from the tactile qualities of natural wood and the comfort of leather, materials that we often turn to during times of unpredictability. Calming and restorative, these colour palettes give a sense of connection between the inside and outside world.
We hope you have fun creating your own haven of peace and tranquillity.