Inspired by extensive global trends research, the 2019 Dulux Colour Forecast ‘Filter’ is a multi-faceted collection that draws together soothing neutrals, exhilarating brights and deep, decadent hues that hint at the grace of a bygone era. It comprises four carefully curated themes: Repair, Wholeself, Legacy and Identity.

The compilation aims to encourage self-expression and creativity. Rules are there to be broken, rather than following any prescribed formula. The focus, instead, is on creating joyful spaces that nourish our souls.

“This year’s theme, Filter, speaks to our collective craving for individuality and personal expression,” says Dulux Colour Expert, Davina Harper. “It helps us mindfully tap out all the distractions and focus on the things that move and inspire us.” “Our confidence with colour is growing, and with this the drive to create spaces that reflect our history, hopes and dreams. Mindful consumption is a key theme for 2019 and we can expect to see a paring back of the unnecessary and a greater emphasis on repurposing and reimagining objects surrounding us. The result is a new kind of bespoke where the traditions of the past are celebrated in dynamic and modern ways.”

Design trends for 2019 will be influenced by a desire for stillness, simplicity and honesty. Expect to see organic shapes, frayed edges, contrasting textures and repurposed vintage pieces set against a backdrop of earthy neutrals, saturated greens and citrus brights – a palette perfect for nurturing and empowering and as diverse as the stories we have to tell.

The Dulux Colour Forecast for 2019 allows for a curated home interior unique to the many layers of our identity, expressed through tonal, saturated and contrasting palettes to nurture, recharge and empower.

 

Repair Palette

The Repair palette takes its cues from our need to examine our consumption and waste, favouring vintage, sustainable, repurposed and recyclable products. Comprising neutrals alongside dirty greens, yellow and earthy hues of cinnamon and sienna, Repair’s colours exude warmth and a vintage-feel.


Repair Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colours: Dulux Otatara and background wall in Big Lagoon

Repair Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall in Dulux Kohokohunui, Ceiling in CadronaArtwork – ‘Vessel in Monochrome’ original artwork by Antoinette Ferwerda


Repair Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall in Dulux Cobbler, Wall in Cape Colville,(above brick and bulkhead) Ceiling in Cardrona, Cabinetry similar to Big Lagoon


Repair Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall in Dulux Manaia. Artwork – ‘Slipstream’ original artwork by Stefan Gevers, Studio Stefan Gevers


Repair Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colour: Wall in Dulux Auburn Flair


Repair Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall (rear) in Dulux Hidden Depths, Wall (right) in Big Lagoon

 

Wholeself Palette

With an overwhelming need to pare back, digitally-detox and mono-task, rather than multi-task in our busy lives, when at home the Wholeself palette celebrates minimalism through undulating forms. It also details sumptuous texture and block colour of cosy pinks, offset against warm neutrals, golds and mauve-greys. In our search for wellness and ‘wholeself’ we look to clear the mental clutter by making our homes our temple with a calming, distraction-free zone.


Wholeself Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Dulux Silver Thaw and Milton


Wholeself Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colour: Wall in Dulux Shetland Lace Half


Wholeself Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall in Dulux Jacks Point, Ceiling in Cadrona


Wholeself Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall in Dulux Wainui Beach, Ceiling in Cadrona. Artwork – ‘The Space in Between Tree’s original artwork by Kathryn Dolby, Modern Times


Wholeself Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall in Dulux Silver Thaw, Ceiling in Milton


Wholeself Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photography Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall (front) in Dulux Benhar, Wall (rear) in Baylys Beach

 

Legacy Palette

With a focus on craftsmanship and an improvement in traditional skills, classic forms are envisaged and combined in modern and contemporary surroundings. The result is a nod to the elegant past and present, combining eclectic patterns and block colour.  The spaces we occupy tell a story – one that speaks not just of our past, but also the history of those who came before us. Legacy is a palette of intense, saturated hues such as deep purple, russet and aqua, offset by brown-based pinks. These create an elegance and theatre of a bygone era moving into a contemporary age.

 


Legacy Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Dulux Sheperd’s Warning, Federation Brown, Pink Linen Half and St Clair Quarter. Artwork – Orphelia Ritual One art print, Figgoscope Curates


Legacy Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall in Dulux Deep Aqua, Ceiling & Trims in St Clair Quarter


Legacy Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall in Dulux Whakatane, Trims in St Clair Quarter. Artwork – ‘Sometimes Left Wanting’ original artwork by Helen McCullagh, Fenton & Fenton


Legacy Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Wall in Dulux Gimblett Rd, Trims in St Clair Quarter. Artwork – ‘Tommervag’ original artwork by Eva Frengstad, Fenton & Fenton


Legacy Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Door in Dulux Pohutu Geyser, Exterior in Dulux Epsom

 

Identity Palette

The Identity palette speaks to the rule breaker in all of us. Clashing patterns, quirky combinations and no-holds-barred brights come to the fore, bringing with them a sense of optimism and cheer. The Identity palette is all about bold experimentation combining block colour, clashing patterns, texture and mixing gloss levels, resulting in an ‘anything goes’ look that is playful, optimistic and youthful. Pale colours are a base for unusual combinations of saturated blue, purple and oranges.


Identity Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Dulux Southern Alps, Massey, Column (left) Devils Staircase and Column (right) Sunbird Orange.  Artwork – ‘This Life We Share’ original artwork, by Jasmine Mansbridge, Fenton & Fenton; ‘Untitled No.23’ Original Artwork by Max Lawrence White – Modern Times; ‘Blue Savana’ Original Artwork by Mim Fanning – Studio Gallery; 


Identity Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours:Wall (left) in Dulux Pelican Bill Half, Wall (right) in Painted Clay, Ceiling in Southern Alps. Artwork – ‘Ionisation’ original artwork by Liam Snootle, Studio Gallery


Identity Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours:Wall (rear) in Dulux Tata Beach, Wall (front) in Roxburgh. Artwork – ‘Mustard’ original painting by Stacey Rees, Modern Times; ‘Sculpture 13’ original sculpture by Mark Alsweiler, Modern Times


Identity Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colour: Wall (rear) in Dulux Tata Beach.  Terrazzo planter by Tantri Mustika Ceramics, Pepite Sculpture Maquette 02, Gidon Bing


Identity Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Stair wall in Dulux Waiheke, Wall (rear) Ceiling & trims in Southern Alps, Wall (right) in Roxburgh, Door & trim in Lepperton


Identity Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Walls in Dulux Southern Alps, Feature (right) in Massey. Artwork – ‘Untitled no.23’ original artwork by Max Lawrence White, Modern Times; ‘Blue Savana’ original artwork by Mim Fanning, Studio Gallery


Identity Palette. Stylist Bree Leech, Photographer Lisa Cohen. Colours: Column in Dulux Devils Staircase, Wall (rear) & ceiling in Southern Alps, Wall (feature) in Manapouri & Taylors Mistake, Stair wall in Waiheke. Artwork – ‘A Portion For Foxes’ original painting by Stacey Rees, Modern Times

 

When it comes to reinvigorating your interiors, there is no easier or more effective tool than colour. “Whether you choose to go all-out and paint an entire room or simply add some accents, you’ll be amazed at the transformative effect of colour,” says Harper. “Incorporating one or more colours from any of these four palettes will bring your home right up-to-date. And if you prefer to take a more low-key approach, all these shades go beautifully with Dulux’s Most Loved Whites as well as the neutral greys and greiges that are trending
right now.”

 

Details:

Styling: Bree Leach | Photography: Lisa Cohen
To learn more about Dulux’s 2019 Colour Forecast or to view the eMag visit: dulux.com.nz