Dulux 2020 Colour Forecast
The Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 has been revealed – introducing four tonal palettes that are nature-inspired, comprising soft comforting neutrals which have rich, invigorating accent hues that allow moments of personal expression. Each colour provides an opportunity to reflect and re-energise, serving as inspiration to step away from the madness of the digital age and into a space with ‘Essence’.
Informed by extensive global trends research, the 2020 Dulux Colour Forecast ‘Essence’ is a collection that brings together gentle neutrals and muted brights drawn from the natural world – botanical, mineral and oceanic. The new season of colour palettes represents the essence of 21st century trends at a pivotal point in time, not only in design terms but in a global context. Each colour calls for a greater connection to the natural world, deriving comfort from nostalgia and enjoying a degree of escapism.
The Cultivate palette is a calm and gentle layering of greens that reinforces our connection to nature. Chalky blue, deep plum and curd provide a contrast and unexpected edge. The Cultivate palette is one that will resonate with designers – the colours and textures are easy to work with and have a warmth that conveys the essence of nature.
The Comeback palette features invigorating tonal blue shades, highlighted with warm tones of burgundy, rust and mustard that reinforce vintage storytelling. It’s a palette that hints at escape and adventure, encouraging us to step away from the drudgery of the day-to-day routine and embrace new thoughts and ideas.
The Grounded palette is a medley of soft, liveable neutrals, running from pale biscuit and caramel through to muddy lavender. Hints of terracotta add warmth. Many of the colours can be used as the main shade throughout any space, with gold and coral making for beautiful highlights.
The Indulge palette features rich burgundy, eggplant, earthy browns, faded terracotta and soft coral. There’s a passion and excitement to this palette that’s hard to resist, adding drama to a space adding drama to any space both commercially and residentially.