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Soothe your Senses this Summer with Soft Tones from Dulux


This summer, Dulux brings Wholeself to the forefront, one of the four colour palettes identified in the 2019 Dulux Colour Forecast, Filter. A soothing theme, and my personal favourite, it will see interiors embrace the idea of soft minimalism, with palettes featuring gentle, nurturing hues, contrasting textures and dustings of mint and lemon. With the wellness movement in full swing, the focus in design will be on creating calming, reflective interior spaces that allow us to block out the visual noise and turn our attention to self-care.

This beautiful collection comprises muted shades of powdery pinks and warm neutrals, enlivened by accents of muted citrus and a minty blue-green. It speaks of simplicity and understated luxury and pairs beautifully with this season’s mid-tone timbers, soft undulating lines and relaxed design detailing.

“The Wholeself palette is all about slowing down and tuning into the things that really matter,” says Dulux Colour Specialist, Davina Harper. “Wellness has emerged as a major theme in the design world for 2019, with many of us looking to switch off our digital devices and focus on nurturing our tired bodies and spirit. The Wholeself palette brings this theme to life.” 

Gentle colours that provide a serene yet cocooning feel, these are layered with subtle textures, that hint at creative exploration and new beginnings. Powdery peach/pink has emerged as a key base colour, with accents of clay, gold and blue-green adding a fresh, modern spin.

Davina adds “This palette is a significant shift from the playful brights and rich, luxe tones of last year. Rather than looking outward for inspiration, this season’s understated colours and intriguing textures draw you inwards and encourage moments of stillness and mindfulness."

As always with the Dulux themes, the idea goes beyond paint colour. By pairing back the unnecessary, we can then surround ourselves with furniture and accessories that serve a purpose and bring happiness. Environmental awareness will also be an important thread running through design in 2019; rather than discarding those pieces we no longer have a use for, we’ll be encouraged to repurpose or reimagine them in a new way. 

The gentle, reflective colours of the summer palette are easy to live with and work beautifully with Dulux Most Loved WhitesAn alternative idea, which I love, is to pair them with the neutral greys and greiges that are so popular right now.

The key when choosing colours from this colour trend is to think about how they'll work with your existing furniture, flooring and soft furnishings. You should also factor in the room type and any colours in adjoining spaces. One area this palette works particularly well is the bedroom. In this space it can create a calm and restful feel. For smaller accents in other rooms, you could use them on a single wall, a feature nook, a piece of furniture or a door.

Styling by Bree Leech / Photography by Lisa Cohen

A theme that really speaks to me, I think the imagery illustrates the ideas perfectly with serene spaces that are incredibly warm and inviting. Featuring colours from the Wholeself palette, these include two of my favourites, Dulux Muriwai and Dulux Hopelands.  

For a closer look at the summer colours, along with some styling tips to go hand in hand with the new palette, take a look here

Images courtesy of Dulux

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