The 2016 colour forecast
The 2016 colour forecast is in, with Dulux’s ‘Design Age’ series. To celebrate ‘the dawn of the Design Age’, Dulux chose several influential makers to create bespoke products, each representing one of the four trends of the Dulux Colour Trends 2016.
The colour forecast celebrates the age of customisation, where today’s designers create handcrafted products that focus on the importance of design more than ever before.
Here are Dulux’s four palettes: Bio Fragility, Retro Remix, Future Past and Infinite Worlds.
Bio Fragility is inspired by natural and living matter – flesh tones, lichen, moss and stone influence the subtle hues of the palette which are derived from chalky brittle elements rather than soft textures.
Retro remix celebrates the lighter aspects of the new retro movement where experimentation in colour combinations leads to acid brights clashing with faded muddied colours such as browns and olive greens.
Future Past takes its cues from steampunk merging with modern design – creating a new version of the old. Deep and decadent traditional hues are made modern with the addition of mustard, pink and purple.
Dark colours form the majority of the Infinite Worlds palette, juxtaposed with flashes of brilliant reds, pinks and coral and space age metallics. Glowing hues are used as accents to help recreate the eerie effect of deep uncharted worlds.
To find out more about the 2016 Dulux Colour Forecast, visit dulux.com.au/colourforecast.