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Re-energise Your Home for Summer with Dulux


Following on from the 2018 Dulux Colour Trends launch, today we're going to take a closer at Escapade, the key palette for summer. Featuring a medley of playful, tropical colours and patterns paired with crisp white, this palette is guaranteed to stimulate the senses and add a sense of energy and fun to any neutral space. 

Living / Dining Rooms feature Dulux Okarito and Cuticle Pink 

Referencing 80s glamour and luxury hotels in exotic destinations, Escapade is quite a departure from the cocooning neutrals and deeper tones of last year. “This season’s colours are all about balancing the different parts of ourselves – our passion for our homes, our lust for adventure, our love of retro glamour, and fascination with technology. Summer will be filled with palm prints, positive vibes and visual delights. Incorporating uplifting colour and prints in a white space can be transformative, lifting the soul and making you feel more dynamic and creative.” - Davina Harper, Dulux Colour Expert

Living Room Details featuring Dulux Okarito and Cuticle Pink (top), Lexicon Quarter and Cuticle Pink (bottom)

Homeowners can breathe new life into a neutral scheme with accents of Dulux Cuticle Pink or Waitiki Landing, says Davina: “These shades go beautifully with many of the Dulux Most Loved Whites. If you’re hesitant to dip into colour, fear not: even small doses of these exuberant shades can have a huge impact. Create fun, eye-catching accents in unexpected places, such as doors, the inside edge of a wall or door frame, along a staircase or adding an element of surprise in a storage nook. Complete the look by painting one or two smaller pieces of furniture in the same striking hue, and then add in tonal accessories, such as coloured glassware, bold artworks, patterned cushions and bedlinen. For the rest of the walls choose a fresh white – our hugely popular Dulux Okarito is the perfect pairing.”

Describing Escapade as 'pure happiness', Pip Brett, Dulux Trends and owner of Australian homewares store Jumbled, says it's about creating that holiday feeling all-year-round. For a richer and more decadent look, Pip recommends pairing Dulux Cuticle Pink with the deeper pink Carmen and Manu Bay, a mid-base blue. “It’s a colour combination that would work equally well in summer and winter,” she says. “To really make the combination pop, you could then add in splashes of mustard in soft furnishings and artwork.”

Here are Pip's Styling tips for Summer 2018:
  • Declutter your interiors so that furniture and accessories have plenty of room to breathe.
  • Seek out retro furniture with organic shapes and simple lines.
  • Add in plenty of luxe textures – think soft furnishings and accessories in sumptuous velvet, silk and sheepskin.
  • Introduce bright artworks that pick up on this season’s bold, tropical hues.
  • Touches of gold will add a glam feel.
  • Don’t forget greenery – indoor palms and ferns will bring a botanical-inspired interior to life and help you create a happier, healthier home.

Window alcove feature Dulux Okarito, Soft Fresco and Waitiki Landing

Bedroom features Dulux Okaritio

Introducing new colour schemes is so good for the soul. And the beautiful thing about paint is that if you decide on a new colour down the track, you can simply paint over it! 

To learn more about Escapade, all of the Dulux’s 2018 Colour Trends or to view the eMag visit Dulux.

Styling by Bree Leech / Photography by Lisa Cohen

Images courtesy of Dulux 

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