Rich, bold and moody hues of Dulux Discretion and Murray Red paired with natural tones to warm interiors. As the weather cools and we return to living and entertaining indoors, our interiors will play a crucial role in enriching the senses and providing comfort and connection in the home. The Flourish palette – one of three colour palettes from the 2022 Dulux Colour Forecast – harmoniously blends the warm, natural shades of Dulux Basic Coral and White Dune Quarter with the bold, rich tones of Dulux Murray Red and Discretion, to create a welcoming and comforting space where people can relax and retreat to over the cooler autumn months.
Autumn colour tips from Dulux’s Colour Expert: Andrea Lucena-Orr
Autumn palettes tend to consist of warm hues – both neutral and rich tones – and you can layer beautiful variations of these colours to add depth to your space.
• Consider the intent of the space: softer warm hues of pinks and earthy reds can create a light and cosy atmosphere whilst selecting the deeper hues of blues and greens can create a calm and moody space.
• Ensure you love the colour(s) before you make your final decision. As we know, colours can differ greatly due to lighting and surrounding colour, so make sure you sample your colours before you commit to a purchase.
• If you want to replicate the Flourish palette, I recommend testing a couple of key colours you initially gravitated towards and leave them up on your walls for 2-3 days to ensure the colour(s) work in your space and under different lighting conditions, both natural and artificial. You can also add some other colours from the palette for furnishings and décor items.
• For an autumnal bedroom look, bring more depth into the scheme by adding the gorgeous Dulux Murray Red to your bedroom walls with Clay Pipe Half and Discretion tones as inspiration for your bedlinen.
IMAGE CREDIT: DULUX AUTUMN FORECAST 2022 – FLOURISH PALETTE DULUX COLOUR FORECASTER & STYLIST: BREE LEECH
PHOTOGRAPHER: LISA COHEN
COLOUR: DULUX WHITE DUNE QUARTER, DULUX CLAY PIPE HALF
ARTWORK CREDIT: ‘CONNOR IVEC C’ BY ELSBETH SHAW VIA STUDOI GALLERY
TOP IMAGE- IMAGE CREDIT: DULUX AUTUMN FORECAST 2022 – FLOURISH PALETTE DULUX COLOUR FORECASTER & STYLIST: BREE LEECH
PHOTOGRAPHER: LISA COHEN
COLOUR: DULUX WHITE DUNE QUARTER CEILING, DULUX BASIC CORAL CABINETS,
DULUX MURRAY RED ACCENT FEATURE WALL, DULUX RED TERRA SIDE TABLE
ARTWORK CREDIT: (SMALL) ‘CLAY BIRD’ PRINT BY STACEY REES VIA MODERN TIMES. (LARGE) ‘2021 SERPENT SERIES’ BY BARBARA KITTALLIDES
Read more about Dulux’s autumn trend predictions in the latest edition of Be Inspired magazine.