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Dulux colour forecast 2022
Posted on 03 Nov 2021

The world has changed, and we have changed with it. With new freedoms on the horizon, there is a desire to be bold, expressive, seek new experiences and, most importantly discover a newfound sense of calm as we embrace our new future.

We have a fresh appreciation for the importance of good design and choose to surround ourselves with things that are not just beautiful but enhance our wellbeing and quality of life.

The Dulux Colour Forecast for 2022 comprises three exciting palettes drawn from our environment that feature rich, earthy tones and natural textures, alongside joyful summery hues that awaken our zest for life.

The Flourish palette features rich, sensual hues such as petrol blue, desert red and dusty rose alongside warm neutrals and a pop of vintage gold.

The Flourish palette speaks to our newfound sense of adventure and passion for life. Interiors are layered, expressive and unapologetically individual, with decadent fabrics such as velvet.

Styling: Bree Leech, Photographer: Lisa Cohen * See Dulux image credits below

The Wonder palette reflects our desire to be less serious and welcome fun back into our lives. Colours are playful, summery and 80s-inspired.

Unexpected combinations emphasise the whimsical nature of this look; quaint florals with eclectic colour and checks paired with sleek, contemporary furniture; needlepoint cushions and ribbed glass; or woven rattan furniture set against a wall of candy stripes.

Styling: Bree Leech, Photographer: Lisa Cohen * See Dulux image credits below

The Restore palette consists of naturals and neutrals – buttercream, pumice, deep blue, clay, rich forest green, moss and charcoal-purple.

Comfort is the priority when it comes to decorating our homes. Cosy and cocooning pieces help us relax and provide a tactile experience along with natural fibres and materials, such as raw timber, unstructured linen, and textured stone.

Styling: Bree Leech, Photographer: Lisa Cohen * See Dulux image credits below

Florish - PAINT Wall front DuluxWhāngārā, Wall backPōhutu Geyser, Trims & ceiling Sandfly Point Half
From Left:"Divine Melon" Original Artwork by Nicole Neliusand"Wild Flower" Original Artwork by Llewellyn Skye, Fenton and Fenton; Florence Console, Trit House; Assorted books, Stylist; Black Goblet vessel, Lightly for Bunnings; Avalon Ceramic Vase in maroon by Grey Natale, Zuster; Diiva Dining Chair, Grazia and Co; Rosetta Oval Table, En Gold; Flow Scalloped Black Mirrored Tray, Zuster; Large Arc Vase in wild berry, Deborah Sweeney; Vase in DuluxPōhutu Geyser; Custom Vase, Formantics; Rug & Pendant, Homeowners.
Wonder - PAINT Walls Dulux Edvard, trims & ceiling Southern Alps
From Left: Pot in Southern Alps & Motueka, Stylist; Mani 7 Rug, Halcyon Lake; Felix Sofa, Arthur G; Cushion Kelly Wearstler District col Apricot, Arthur G; Green Checked Cushion, Jolie Laide; Zulta cushion with green dots, Fenton and Fenton; Small Checkers Cushion in Wheat, Bonnie and Neil; 9602 Floor Lamp by Gubi, In Good Company; (On shelf top) Blue Abomination vase, Markers’ Mrkt; Bubbles Opaque pink Limited Edition vase, Jolie Laide; "Aeonium In A Posy With Kangaroo Paw and Paper Daisy” Original artwork by Dominka Keller, Forman Art and Framing; Sunrise Lamp, Makers’ Mrkt; (Onbottom) Assorted Books & Yellow Medium Rock bowl by Dinosaur Designs, Jardan; Coffee table, Stylist; (On coffee table) Assorted Books, Stylist; Pink and Orange Tiki Cup by Ryan L Foote, Craft Vic; (On wall)"Lemons On A Pink Table” Original Artwork by Helen Mccullagh, Studio Gallery,"Green & PurpleFreedom" Original Artwork by Brigita La, Modern Times;Basket in fireplace in Dulux Tuakau; Jay Chair in Kelly Wearstler District col Apricot & Kvadrat Phlox Cushion, Arthur G; Terracotta Side Table, Bonnie and Neil; Side table in Dulux Huntly; Vessel in Dulux Tuakau; Fleece Vase,Jolie Laide.
Restore - PAINT Wall Ōpononi Double, Feature wallWigram
From Left: Baxter Calix Side Table, Space Furniture; Helga in Stoneware by Katarina Wells,ModernTimes; Big Roky Leaning Mirror,En Gold; Juelp Lounge by Tacchini,Stylecraft; Bowie Round Cushion, Jardan; Ceto Floor Lamp, Ross Gardam; Morroccan Casablanca rug,Halcyon Lake; Marais Burnt Teak Table, Coco Republic; (on coffee table) Turned Timber Bowl by Makiko Ryujin, Craft Vic; Small Warm Grey Textured Bowl by Stephen Bailey, Kaolin; Wavy Travertine Tray, En Gold; Slow Sand Sculpture by Karlien Van Rooyen & Jarrah Pitcher Sculpture, Modern Times; "Night 1" Original Artwork by PhoebeHalpin, Studio Gallery; Fluffy Lounge Chair by Eikund, Stylecraft; Baxter Greta Special Edition Printed Armchair by Draga & Aurel, Space Furniture.

Article republished with the permission of Dulux.