CONTEMPORARY

CHROMA: A GRAPHIC VIEW

We have been visually devouring post-modern references over the past few years, and the popularity of these movements is ever increasing.  As we move through inspirations from Memphis to Bauhaus and beyond, these references are seeping into our creative minds and from this emerges a style that is distinctly modern and yet very familiar.  

 

 The style is highly chromatic and filled with bold schemes in saturated colour. Peach, melon, yellow, teal and blue form graphic elements dominating the forms that make up interiors. From block colour, shapely furniture and melting objects that seem to have emerged from a Dali-esque artwork to graphic outlines and line-work that create illusions reminiscent of work by Escher – your interior will begin to evolve beyond the mid-century post-modern style and into a vivid chromatic retreat.

A strikingly chromatic palette in clean and bold colours, saturated hues work alongside softer, greyed-off shades in the Chroma colour collection.  Together black and white is an essential starting point, whilst more muted tertiary hues are paired with stronger colour to create intriguing combinations.


Text from Dulux | Styling by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King | Photography by Lisa Cohen

Antidote: A Colour Cure

Dulux Antidote Colour Trend 2017

DULUX COLOUR TRENDS 2017 THE FUTURE OF INTERIORS

ANTIDOTE: A COLOUR CURE

 

The Dulux Colour Trends 2017 is your perfect prescription to cure the mundane. The Colour Cure is prescribing distilled colour palettes as an antidote to many of the challenges we face in our modern lifestyles
— Dulux

The team at Dulux has gifted us four stunning trend palettes. We have decided to drop one trend per week over the next four weeks so you can savour the concepts and thought provoking inspiration. 


CONSTRUCT: A LUXE FOUNDATION


A tonal palette of cool hues for understated luxury.


Pared back beauty comes from a rawness found in architectural angles and the use of industrial materials such as concrete, steel and galvanised finishes. These elements combine with subtle, more tonal colour palettes that can create the illusion of depth and accentuate interior details. An atmospheric palette of blues and greys, warmth is found through metallic accents in platinum, copper and rust.

Industrial materials such as glass, concrete and metal are perfect partners for decorative details in the Construct trend. Metals such as bronze, copper, platinum and silver all work beautifully with the grey and shades in the palette.

Text from Dulux | Styling by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King | Photography by Lisa Cohen

HERITAGE IS OUR FUTURE - Colour Trend

We need to know about our past in order to design for our future.  Including the past is comforting and evokes a feeling of home. Having a foundation in the past gives us confidence to step into the future.

Terracotta Reds reflect our rich heritage, however these tones have a bright contemporary feel that leads us to the future. 

We are in love with these nude and blush tones in this palette. We continue to use these in our projects with much success especially when contrasted with dark timbers or modern stylised fittings.

 Color Futures Akzo Nobel

Color Futures Akzo Nobel

Vintage and antique references may be in contrast To or support Our modern-day aesthetic.

BATHROOM COLOUR COMEBACK

Are we ready?

Colour is on it's way for bathware once again. 

We may only have just recovered from the 70’s ill-advised arctic blue, avocado and lolly pink, well hold on colour in bathroom fittings is making a comeback. 

One reason why we think that the colour renaissance might be worth considering is this time around the finish is resolutely matt. The new look product's chalky low key lux follows the similar trend we see in home decor ceramics. 

New bathware colours on offer range from flesh pink, pale yellow, terracotta and khaki, or for those who are remodelling and would play it safe a we have found a stunning range of grey tones that will tempt even the most skeptical. 

 After seeing these stunning inspirational bathroom design ideas, were you converted to colour?