From purposefully uplifting bright hues to ultra calm tints and tones, here’s the top colour trends to watch for anyone looking to renovate in the months ahead.
While it’s no secret that colours and emotions are linked, it’s up to us to choose them wisely and control what type of vibe our homes radiate. Warm colours often evoke feelings of happiness, optimism and energy, but can also signal danger and even increase your appetite. In comparison, cool colours like blue, green and purple are considered to be calming and spark creativity, but can also signal melancholy if not used carefully.
In fact, many people are unaware of the fact that the colour red also physically stimulates the body by raising the blood pressure, heart rate and appetite. While this is arguably the very reason why the tone has been a hit for the likes of McDonalds and Coca Cola, are these really the types of physical reactions you want to face as soon as you get home from work? Probably not.
As such, there are now entire industries that help us navigate what tones work best in our abodes, and colour trends are often swiftly taken up when the annual palettes are announced by the likes of influential industry titans such as Pantone. With the recent release of the Dulux Colour Forecast, what do these homegrown heroes predict to be the go-to colour trends for 2023?
Unveiling The Dulux Colour Forecast For 2023
Giving your house a makeover doesn’t necessarily mean tearing walls down. It’s widely regarded that a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to renovate, or to breathe new life into a room or home that feels dated or tired. If this sounds like your style of renovation, it’s always worth noting which colours are predicted to be on trend in the next year, especially if you’re debating selling up in the not so distant future.
Needless to say, the power of paint – and indeed, colour – is something that the homegrown heroes at Dulux are acutely aware of. Dulux had its origins in H. L. Vosz, a large glass fabrication business and Australia’s first major paint manufacturer. Since its inception all the way back in 1904, the company has evolved to become one of the most influential paint manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand.
In turn, consumers have come to rely on their expertise for all things paint related, even colour trends. As such, the annual Dulux Colour Forecast has become somewhat of a resource amongst interior designers and renovators alike, as the information has proven to be quite valuable for those looking to select a paint tone that won’t age or be deemed unfavourable.
While the Dulux Colour Forecast is based on global and local research, 2023 colours are tipped to be all about living simply and authentically. Regardless of whether that means pared back interiors or expressing our personalities through playful homewares and design, Dulux’s three unique palettes feature a mix of earth-drawn neutrals, natural textures, and an array of vibrant colours that will brighten up our spaces as we continue to redefine how we live, work, and play in a post-pandemic world.
Balance Palette – With so much uncertainty and loss of control, it’s the belief of Dulux that there’s a need to restore the balance and a sense of calm in our lives through blues and greens. The Balance palette features delicate pastels, oceanic hues such as soft greens, and deep moody teals and blues, punctuated with accents of deep garnet and near-black. Textures like velvet and silk, furniture with exaggerated, curved silhouettes, abstract art, and décor pieces with organic shapes and delicate pleating complete the look.
Connect Palette – A home with a connection to the outdoors has become vital to our wellbeing, especially given how much time we’ve spent inside. As such, the Connect palette features soft earthy neutrals, naturals, muted greens, and wheat yellows, combined with accents of warm deep brown, grey and charcoal designed to bring the outdoors in. The palette is complemented with simple furniture in natural materials like timber, leather and rattan, alongside stone flooring and bespoke, modern lighting made from recycled materials for a rustic and cosy look.
Revive Palette – Our individual style emerges as we reject past constraints, resulting in a joyful collision of colour and pattern. Aiming to unleash the creativity of the average homeowner, the Revive palette is joyful, and features 2023 colours like soft blue and lilac, used alongside vibrant emerald green, warm yellow and accents of playful pink and purple. Characterised by unexpected colour combinations, graphic geometric patterns and chunky, wavy furniture in cloud-like forms, Revive is all about having fun and filling a space with personality.
Wherever you are on your renovation or colour selection journey, giving your home a facelift is never easy, particularly if you’re not sure where to start. If you’re on the hunt for flooring solutions that best fit your style, budget and the needs of your household, the good news is that a visit to your local Tile Wizards outlet can provide all the answers and more.
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While your options for renovating on a budget are almost limitless, selecting the right type of flooring for your home renovation certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want the most bang for your buck?
In operation for over 26 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more, for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We pride ourselves on being able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.