It’s that time of year again, when we set those all-important goals that often include DIY tasks to be completed by December 31.
The Dulux 2014 Colour Forecast is all about pushing boundaries when it comes to colour. Dubbed Future Tribes, the four new colour palettes will inspire architects and designers across Australia.
Dulux Colour Planning manager Andrea Lucena-Orr says the sky is the limit. “We have so many choices and without the hindrance of traditional rules of how we can use colour, creativity is shining through,” she says. “We are seeing some truly inspirational interiors.”
The Digital Nomads
Travelling the world without leaving home, The Digital Nomad is inspired by cultures that emphasise vibrant pattern. This aesthetic creates an ambience of being immersed in the life of an Aztec tribe or caught up in the energy of a Spanish market place.
Styled by Wilhelmina McCarroll, head designer and director of Zuster, and interior stylists Bree Leech and Heather Nette King, The Digital Nomad features juxtaposed colours that form digital patterns and eclectic interiors.
The Precious Elements
The Romantic Spirit
Seductive, sultry and rich in colour, The Romantic Spirits incorporates nostalgia for the past into a technologically-dominated world. The modern design reveals elements of romance from simple embellishments and flourishes resembling calligraphy strokes, to skillfully-turned timber forms.
The Retro Visionaries
The future is bright. But in order to move forward, we must look back. The Retro Visionaries encapsulates this sentiment, taking its cues from the late 20th century when digital culture was first emerging. Quirky, colourful and energetic, this palette relies on the progressive trend of colour blocking.
Styled by well-known abstract expressionist, Rowena Martinich, together with Leech and Nette King, The Retro Visionaries makes a stand against traditional monochrome and proves that brighter can be better.