Dulux Colour of the Year 2018
The most comforting of colours for AW18 is one that represents the warmth of natural wood – the warmth that consumers turn to during times of flux. This blog is not about politics, but, being a Greek in the UK and having lived here for 14 years now, Brexit was a blow. Visiting the US twice recently and talking to ordinary people, I saw them confused about the direction their country was taking. There is a lot of uncertainty going around right now. So we all need a shelter, somewhere to feel safe. Protected. From everything out there.
Dulux feels that their latest Colour of the year, Heart Wood, will help us create sanctuaries in our homes, and makes us feel at ease. I can see where they are coming from. Interior design, much like fashion is guided by trends, wherever these come from. Claudia Lieshout, Lifestyle Trends Researcher from the Netherlands explains that we have seen a move towards isolation. Technology has certainly had its hand in this.
"So let me enjoy the silence and the solace of my own home" say Latika Koshla, Colour Consultant from India. Are you ready to enter a new comfort zone?
Rich, welcoming interiors offer you a restorative embrace and are filled with deep colors, such as terracotta, generously layered with textures. The Comforting Home palette encourages cocooning and re-setting – warm earth tones bring a sense of comfort, while clay and blush pink help calm the mind and soothe the senses.
What do our experts say about it?