If you’re looking to stylishly cosy up your home this season, then look no further than Dulux’s autumn 2018 colour trends.

Quintessentially autumn, warm, rich and earthy tones dominate Dulux’s colour palette of the season ‘Kinship’.

 Dulux Colour Trends 2018 – Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Mike Baker Dulux Colour Trends 2018 – Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Mike Baker

‘This colour palette exudes warmth, but in a sophisticated and contemporary way. It is easy to work with, allowing you to add character with minimal fuss,’ says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour Expert.

Andrea recommends partnering earthy shades with light neutrals and tribal-inspired textured furnishings to ‘create a cocooning and nurturing space’ in your home.

The fabulous colours that’ll help you achieve this include terracotta (Dulux’s Very Terracotta), russet (Dulux’s Sassy), soft green-greys (Dulux’s Herbalist or Hildegard), warm neutrals (Dulux’s Beige Artefacts or Maiko) and rich reds (Dulux’s Carmen Miranda).

 Dulux Colour Trends 2018 – Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Mike Baker Dulux Colour Trends 2018 – Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Mike Baker

4 ways to embrace the cosy Kinship palette this season:

1- Just a hint.

‘If you’re nervous about the idea of introducing deep colours to your space, you needn’t be. You’ll find that even a small amount of these richer hues against a white or neutral background, in the right spot, can make a big impact,’ Andrea says.

For example, you could repaint the front door, a bookshelf, dresser draws, a storage nook or a door frame.

 Dulux Colour Trends 2018– Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen. Dulux Colour Trends 2018– Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Alternatively, create a tonal vignette by painting a medley of op shop finds (i.e. vases, boxes, jugs, jars, glassware, bowls or picture frames) in similar shades of the one colour to add a striking display to a mantel, shelf or side table.

 Dulux Colour Trends 2018– Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen. Dulux Colour Trends 2018– Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

2- Natural complements.

This colour palette works wonderfully with natural materials that are so popular in interior design at the moment, like warm timbers, stone and linens, so it will be easy to integrate them into your existing decor.

The Design Chaser’s Michelle Halford recommends introducing a vintage timber console or dresser, rattan chairs, woven lighting and baskets to make your Kinship palette sing.

 Dulux Colour Trends 2018– Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen. Dulux Colour Trends 2018– Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

3- Make a statement.

If it’s a bold statement you’re after this season Michelle suggests painting ‘the fireplace surround or creating an eye-catching feature wall with one of the bolder colours in the Kinship palette, such as Dulux Very Terracotta or Sassy, and keep the other walls soft and neutral’.

If you decide to go all out and embrace a bolder hue it’s vital to pair it with a complementary white or neutral with similar undertones. ‘This will create a sense of balance, allowing the bold hues to enhance rather than overwhelm a space’, Andrea says.

Dulux Natural White, for example, is a warm white that sits beautifully alongside the pinkish tones of Maiko and Time Capsule.

 Dulux Colour Trends 2018 – Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Mike Baker Dulux Colour Trends 2018 – Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Mike Baker

4- Add texture with accessories.

Boost the cosiness factor by adding in lashings of texture throughout your space. Think oversized knits, luxurious velvets and linens.

Layer on rugs and cushions with fringing, tribal prints, embroidery and tassel details in earthy shades for extra interest and impact in your space.

‘Bold abstract art, textured wall hangings and plenty of greenery provide the perfect finishing touches’, Michelle advises.

 Dulux Colour Trends 2018 – Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Mike Baker Dulux Colour Trends 2018 – Kinship Palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Mike Baker

We hope these tips allow you to effectively cosy up your home this autumn.

For more paint colour inspiration check out the paint colours that’ll boost the value of your home, tropical-inspired decor ideas, colour schemes we’re loving for autumn and colour trend predictions for 2018.

Happy decorating!

The Homely Team

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Larissa Gardner
Larissa Gardner is the Marketing Manager at arguably Australia’s best looking real estate website homely.com.au. With a superb devotion to product innovation, user-centred design and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, homely.com.au helps millions of Australians find their next home.

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