Australian Colour Trends 2016

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Colours are so important when decorating your home. They enhance the beauty of the house and also add that touch of charm. So what colours are set to trend in Australia this year. Dulux has released four trend-setting colour palettes declaring that 2016 is the year of moody shades, futuristic inspiration and throwbacks to times past.  Here is the DULUX Colour Forecast 2016.

Infinite Worlds

“This is inspired by a growing focus on space travel and research,” says Dulux Colour Planning and Communications Manager Andrea Lucena-Orr.

Here we see dark blues and purples contrasted with bursts of red, orange, pink, and futuristic metallics.

Infinite space Dulux 2016 colour forcast

Infinite space inspires visions of creatures glowing with phosphorescent light against dark coloured backdrops and celestial objects such as planets, moons, exploding stars and vast nebular clouds. – http://www.dulux.com.au

 

Dark colours form the majority of the Infinite Worlds palette

Don’t you just love the flashes of brilliant reds, pinks and coral and space age metallics. Glowing hues are used as accents to help recreate the eerie effect of deep uncharted worlds. – http://www.dulux.com.au

 

creatures glowing with phosphorescent light

Our fascination with infinite space inspires visions of creatures glowing with phosphorescent light against dark coloured backdrops and celestial objects such as planets, moons, exploding stars and vast nebular clouds.-http://www.dulux.com.au

 

Infinite Worlds Eerie Effects

Glowing hues are used as accents to help recreate the eerie effect of deep uncharted worlds.-http://www.fibonaccistone.com.au

 

Infinite Worlds Colour Swatches

Infinite Worlds Colour Swatches -http://www.dulux.com.au

Bio Fragility

Bio Fragility takes its colour cues from nature and living matter, scheming beautiful, tranquil colours together to create easy to live in combinations

Influencing the subtle hues of the palette are lichen, flesh tones, lichen, stone and moss – which are derived from chalky brittle elements rather than soft textures.

“Scheming these colours together creates a beautiful, tranquil setting that’s easy to live with in most rooms within the home,” says Lucena-Orr.

 Bio Fragility Dulux Colour Forecast 2016

Bio Fragility -The delicate structure of an insect wing, rock formations stacked inexplicably on a hill, cracked surfaces of parched earth – we called on nature to not just inspire but to collaborate. http://www.yellowtrace.com.au

“Beauty lies in fragility, so that’s very relevant to us obviously there’s a fragility to porcelain.” Gregory Bonaser

Biofragility - employing nature’s innate features

I love the exploration of leather on this bedroom throw.  By using nature’s innate features  materials transform into beautiful, unexpected and unique designs that somehow feel more human. – http://www.dulux.com.au

 

Dulux BioFragility Colour range

Dulux BioFragility Colour range – http://www.dulux.com.au

 

FuturePast

Inspired by the industrial age, the Future Past theme is luxurious and detailed; craftsmanship is valued with an eclectic edge.  Deep and decadent traditional hues are made modern with the addition of mustard, pink and purple.

This theme takes its cues from Steampunk references merging with modern design to create a new version of the old.

What is Steampunk?

What is Steampunk? A melding of science fiction and sometimes fantasy incorporating technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. – http://vladimirpetkovic.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-370372322

Lucena-Orr says it’s all about creating a look that suits your personality: “Colour combinations can be used in unexpected ways to help create a more youthful and playful space.”

Distinctive European influences ensue from the contrast of twenty-first-century designs against crumbling aged architecture of the past.

Future Past Dulux Colour Trend 2016

The scents of tobacco and leather are reminiscent of an 18th century explorer’s lounge, evoking visions of luxurious browns and rich timbers. – http://www.dulux.com.au

 

Exclusive Look at Dulux Colour Forecast 2016

I totally adore the deep and decadent traditional hues of the pink and purple in this room. – http://www.yellowtrace.com.au

 

Future Past Dulux Colours 2016

Isn’t the reproduction of  cracking plaster interesting on these walls.  I find this very creative. – http://www.dulux.com.au

 

Dulux FuturePast Colour range

Dulux FuturePast Colour range – http://www.dulux.com.au/colour/colour-trends-2016/future-past

RetroRemix

I am such of fan of these colour combos.  Celebrating the lighter aspects of the new retro movement RetroRemix explores experimentation in colour combinations of acid brights clashing with faded muddied colours like olive greens and browns. This fun and playful this palette is happy and nonconformist, energetic and optimistic.

“There was a bit of cheekiness in the colour and we loved the fact that there was some clashing going on, which goes back to that influence of the 60s and 70s.” -Grazia Materia

New Retro

A new retro has formed – mixing together iconic elements from across the mid to late century. – http://www.dulux.com.au/colour/colour-trends-2016/retro

Colour from the 60s and 70s

I am fascinated by the use of colour from the 60s and 70s. Notice the play of the olive and brown against the pop of blue and orange.

Retro Flashback Fabrics

Get the 70’s vibe with these fabric designs that fit right in with ‘retro remix’ – http://www.newlinecushions.com.au

Dulux RetroRemix Colour range

Dulux RetroRemix Colour range

[Images courtesy of Dulux. Creative direction & styling by Bree Leech & Heather Nette King. Photography by Mike Baker.]

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