Spring fling: On trend paint colours to brighten your day

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Reflecting on the colourful eras of the 60s and 70s, interiors are predicted to feature an unexpected mix of hues this spring.

According to Dulux, the colour trends this season will comprise contrasting shades of blue and green, decadent browns and charcoals as well as light pink, hot red and crisp white.

Inspired by the Retro Remix theme from the 2016 Dulux Colour Trends, ‘Design Age’, the Dulux spring palette celebrates a revival of the retro movement with a modern twist.

The Retro Remix theme mixes together iconic elements from across the mid to late 20th century and aims to inspire homeowners to experiment with unusual colour combinations this coming season.

Colour: Titi Islands


Dulux Colour Expert, Andrea Lucena-Orr, says the key colours of spring including Dulux Deep Sapphire, Rockpool, Hot Lips, Luck, Titi Islands, Clay Play and Vivid White, create a fun and playful atmosphere.

Andrea reports ‘the 2016 spring palette is a move away from last year’s muted, earthy tones. Heading into spring, we will feel energised and refreshed with a much brighter palette that incorporates pop colours’.

‘The palette allows homeowners to achieve an eclectic look and to experiment with an unexpected range of colour combinations in order to make the Retro Remix theme their own,’ says Andrea.

With such a varied collection of hues, homeowners who are adventurous can select from daring colours such as Dulux Hot Lips and Rockpool. To create a more subtle look, use a delicate pink such as Titi Islands.

‘Have some fun as we head toward spring! Create a fresh and airy look by accessorising a lighter background with brighter pops of colour, or introduce a dramatic look with a darker background then highlight with light and vibrant accessories,’ says Andrea.

‘To achieve the Retro Remix look on a smaller scale, use one or two colours in smaller volumes. To create depth, use Dulux Deep Sapphire or Luck as your wall colour and then accessorise with bold and striking hues.’

Dulux’s spring predictions are the product of research into global design, colour and finishes inspired by trade shows, fashion, technology, media and trend information.

Andrea’s top tips for homeowners using colour this spring are: ‘Don’t feel afraid to use bolder colour this spring. With the dawn of new life, spring offers luscious greens and striking floral hues with an opportunity to bring a fresh essence into your space. Most importantly, ensure the colour you’ve selected is perfect for your home to create a sanctuary that you will love.’

For more colour or painting advice, view the Dulux ‘how to projects’ online.

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