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In Focus | Dulux Autumn Colour Trends 2018 - Kinship Palette

In Focus | Dulux Autumn Colour Trends 2018 - Kinship Palette

This autumn, sophisticated earthy shades partnered with light neutrals will dominate alongside tribal-inspired textured furnishings – perfect for creating a cocooning and nurturing space. The Dulux Kinship Palette is one of four key themes identified in the Dulux 2018 Colour Trends. The collection of rich hues is inspired by traditional cultures and folklore, and features warm terracotta, russet, soft grey-greens, cosy neutrals and pops of vibrant red that hints at an Eastern influence. The new shades pair beautifully with the natural materials and tones which are currently so popular – warm timbers, stone and linens. 

 Wall painted in  Dulux  Natural White and sideboard painted in Dulux Maiko.  Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

Wall painted in Dulux Natural White and sideboard painted in Dulux Maiko.  Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

 Wall painted in  Dulux  Natural White, sideboard painted in Dulux Maiko and partition painted in Dulux Beige Artifacts, Sassy, Reddy Brown. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

Wall painted in Dulux Natural White, sideboard painted in Dulux Maiko and partition painted in Dulux Beige Artifacts, Sassy, Reddy Brown. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

“This colour palette exudes warmth, but in a sophisticated and contemporary way. It’s easy to work with, allowing you to add character with minimal fuss.”
— Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour Expert.
 Sideboard painted in  Dulux  Maiko. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

Sideboard painted in Dulux Maiko. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

 Upper wall painted in  Dulux  Natural White, lower half of wall painted in Beige Artifacts. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

Upper wall painted in Dulux Natural White, lower half of wall painted in Beige Artifacts. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

“If you’re nervous about the idea of introducing deep colours to your space, you needn’t be. You’ll find that even a small amount of these richer hues against a white or neutral background, in the right spot, can make a big impact.”
— Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour Expert.
 Upper wall painted in  Dulux  Natural White, lower half of wall painted in Beige Artifacts. Partition painted in Dulux Beige Artifacts, Sassy, Reddy Brown. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

Upper wall painted in Dulux Natural White, lower half of wall painted in Beige Artifacts. Partition painted in Dulux Beige Artifacts, Sassy, Reddy Brown. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

 Partition painted in  Dulux  Beige Artifacts, Sassy, Reddy Brown. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

Partition painted in Dulux Beige Artifacts, Sassy, Reddy Brown. Styling - Bree Leech. Photo - Mike Baker.

A Moment With | Jessie James

A Moment With | Jessie James

In Focus | Spell & The Gypsy Collective HQ

In Focus | Spell & The Gypsy Collective HQ