If you're looking to update your interior colour scheme this summer, take inspiration from the Dulux Entwine theme - a global flavour with a combination of adventurous and exotic colours. One of the four carefully curated themes that make up the 2017 Dulux Colour Trends, ‘Antidote: A Colour Cure’ the Entwine palette of summer colours take their cues from a mix of tribal and South American themes, that inspire an eclectic, yet modern style, embracing the idea of connection.
Dulux Colour Expert, Davina Harper, says the key colours this summer, such as Dulux Gabriel’s Gully, Darfield and Halfway Bluff create a comforting mood. “The summer palette for 2017 has a very different feel when compared with last year’s cool, pastel hues. This season’s colours evoke a cosy and inviting environment in the home. Rich colours add a dramatic atmosphere, while deeper tones create a sense of tranquillity, ideal for creating a place to relax,” says Davina.
For those wishing to create a statement, Davina suggests a beautiful mid green like Dulux Dusky Forest which complements lighter timbers, rich textiles and natural elements. Vivid red and orange shades like Dulux Red Cliffs and Tokomaru Bay will inject plenty of warmth and can be used behind a favourite art piece or in a block design to really highlight a key feature of a room.
Even a small volume of dramatic colour in a master bedroom or a formal living area can transform the ambiance within the space. For those not ready to take an adventurous colour leap, soft warm nudes and biscuit hues can be used in high volume areas to really transform a space. For a more striking impact, incorporate bolder colours from the Entwine palette on doors or entry spaces.
To complete the Entwine theme, complement these summer hues with a variety of textured and woven accessories. “There are so many homeware items that work beautifully with the colours from the summer palette, in particular woven materials to highlight these shades and add a layering effect. Try potted plants in woven planters to enhance the ambiance of a room.”
Styling by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King / Photography by Mike Baker
To further inspire your summer interior update, Bree Leech creative consultant and stylist for Dulux shares her style tips for the season:
Embrace the trend of weaving in décor items such as modern cane furniture, woven leather details and lighting.
Use tropical leaves and plants to add a lush botanical vibe. Greenery really pops against all the warm colours of the Entwine trend.
Layer rugs for a textured look in living areas, don’t be afraid to mix colours, patterns and textures.
Go bold with colour palettes that combine warm shades like Red Cliffs, Tokomaru Bay and Halfway Bluff or pare the look back with nude shades of Gabriel’s Gully and Dusky Forest green details.
For more information about the Dulux Entwine colour theme, including the top interior colours for summer, take a look inside the Dulux e-mag. To order free colour swatches, pop over here.