If you need colour inspiration for a new home or renovation then your timing is right on point, as Dulux have just released their 2023 Colour Forecast. The forecast is the result of research into global design, colour and finishes inspired by trade shows, fashion, technology, media and trend information. In 2023, Dulux has summarised their up and coming colours into three emotive palettes - Balance, Connect, Revive. They are inspired by our need to reconnect with nature, desire for balance and calm, as well as reviving our spirits with joy and play.
Let’s take a look at what will be trending in the year ahead…
The Balance colour palette is elegant and includes some of my favourite paint colours. (Big shout out to Casper White, Domino and Sea Kelp 👋 ). It is inspired by the beauty of the ocean and features rich blues and greens combined with pastels of blue and lilac to soften the bold colours.
This colour selection represents our collective yearning to seek out a sense of balance and calm within our homes after the years of uncertainty.
The Connect Palette is a nod to the earthy outdoors. The palette includes warm terracotta tones, soft neutral colours, earthy greens and soft creamy colours. Its aim is to reflect our desire for a simpler lifestyle, grounded in nature. According to Dulux website, ‘…the nature inspired colours provide calm and comfort as our homes continue to be our refuge’.
This palette looks fabulous when combined with rustic furniture (in timber, leather or rattan) as well as stone flooring and bespoke lighting made from recycled materials.
The Revive colour palette is fun! Joyful and youthful tones offer a creative and playful combination that allows us to explore our artistic side. The celebration of colour includes tones of pink, peach, purple and blue. It is also a nod to the new found love the world is having for retro with unexpected colour combos, graphic & floral patterns and funky furniture.
These colour pops are quite bold. To dip your toe into the water and test it out in your home, why not consider painting your front door, as per the Pink Chi door in the example below. If you would like to see further inspiration for some coloured front doors, I have created a Pinterest board here with some fun ideas to start the ball rolling.
If you are planning on renovating or have an exciting new-build project, Colour Consulting and the Project Managing of painters and plasterers are part of the design services that I offer at Ferrari Interiors. Please drop me a line if you would like further information.
To view Dulux’s forecasts for colour trends in 2023 in full, please click here.