DULUX Paint Colour Trends for 2016

DULUX Paint Colour Trends for 2016

DULUX Paint Colour Trends for 2016

Dreamy Forecast Predicted for 2016: DULUX Paints
 
TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2015 – It will be easier than ever to create a dreamy home decor in the year ahead. That’s because the 2016 colour palette is filled with soothing, delicate shades of soft pastels, according to leading brand DULUX® Paints.
 
“The 2016 pastels are a charming assortment of misty-coloured, comforting hues that build on the resurgence of last year’s paler tones,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, brand manager for Dulux Paints, in unveiling the brand’s top colours for the year ahead.
 
“These aren’t your mother’s pastels,” Tustin-Fuchs emphasized. “The pastels of 2016 are more natural and pigment-infused than the popular shades of the ’80s – they’re subdued yet vibrant, muddied yet rich, and subtle yet strong.”
 
Picture sunset shades of pale coral, blush pink, sandy yellow, dusty grey, sea-foam green and earthy tan brown. Anchored by dark grey, black and light neutrals, the new pastels are livable and elegant in any decor setting, he said.
 
With a theme of “Lucid Dreams,” the Dulux Paints 2016 collection is highlighted by the brand’s Colour of the Year, Bear Run (10BG 46/112), an ethereal blue that exudes calm and peacefulness.
 
Rounding off the palette of soft and serene colours are: Coral Flower (21YR 57/250) soft coral, Peppermint Pink (70RR 67/092) dusty rose, Museworthy (90RR35/060) pale brown, Pastel Sage (10GY 71/180) green, Newborn (35YY 78/269) muted yellow, and Silver Trophy (30BB 53/012) gentle grey.
 
“These are timeless classics that add a sense of simplicity and romanticism to a living space,” Tustin-Fuchs said, explaining that the palette reflects people’s increasing mindfulness about the importance of promoting life balance, and reducing mental and physical clutter.
 
He offered these suggestions on how to incorporate pastels into your decor:
 
  • Pair with white. When painting with pastels, make sure to balance the soft tones and create a cohesive scheme by using an equal amount of white or neutrals in the room – whether in furniture, fabrics, window coverings or rugs. Particularly hot for the year ahead is pairing matte and high gloss finishes side by side.
  • Combine with brights. For a fashionable and cheerful look, play up pastel shades with doses of bright hues. Consider painting three walls in a pastel tone and the fourth in a bright colour, or liven up a pastel-themed room with bright accessories and bold-patterned pillows.
  • Balance with wood. Pastels are an excellent way to put a contemporary spin on a traditional space. A wood-pastel mix creates a beautiful and serene decor, while adding interest and equilibrium to the room. To tie the two together, pick a grain in the wood and paint the walls a pastel shade of that grain.
  • Mix with metallics. Increase the soft glow and romantic feel of a pastel-painted room by introducing metallics in accessories, frames and accent pieces. The new natural pastels work particularly well with trendy gold, bronze and brass finishes.
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Friday, October 16, 2015