‘Design Age’: Dulux’s Colour Trend Forecast 2016


 

“The design age is dawning” argues Dulux Australia. “We desire the unique, the bespoke, the individual – seeking products that will add a sense of luxury and distinction to our lives. A new industry of customisation is being created by the makers, the designers, the creators – producing handcrafted products that connect with us and focus on the importance of design more than ever before”. To celebrate the dawn of the Design Age, Dulux has carefully selected influential makers to create bespoke products, each representing one of the four trends of the Dulux Colour Trends 2016. The four trends; ‘Future Past’, ‘Bio Fragility’, ‘Retro Remix’ and ‘Infinite Worlds’, present a diverse and contemporary colour palette. Explore these key trends for 2016 below alongside or accompanying lighting selections.

 

‘FUTURE PAST’

 

 

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. Minimalism has no place here – rooms are filled with heirlooms and new collections that create a look that is luxurious and detailed; craftsmanship is valued with an eclectic edge influenced by the industrial age.

 

Clothilde Sorrel
Table Lamp
Clothilde Linen
Table Lamp
Rollo Antique Gold
Table Lamp
Rollo Antique Bronze
Table Lamp

 
 

‘BIO FRAGILITY’

 

 

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.

 

Esther Rose Gold
Table Lamp
Esther Light Smoke
Table Lamp
Mae Rose Gold
Table Lamp
Mae Clear
Table Lamp

 
 

‘RETRO REMIX’

 

 

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. This theme explores a more youthful expression, with new generations discovering these influences for the first time and creating their own remixed style.

 

Woodstock Turquoise
Table Lamp
Woodstock Ivory
Table Lamp
Woodstock Tangerine
Table Lamp
Woodstock Lime
Table Lamp

 
 

‘INFINITE WORLDS’

 

 

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.

 

Napoli Bluestone Reactive
Table Lamp
Napoli Turquoise Crackle
Table Lamp
Mallory Blue Stone Reactive
Table Lamp
Mallory Turquoise
Table Lamp

 
For more information on these colour trends visit www.dulux.com.au