Colour of 2018: Heart Wood

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR YEARLY TRADITION, DULUX LAUNCHED ITS DEFINITIVE COLOUR SPECTRUM FOR 2018. THIS YEAR THE COLLECTION REVOLVES AROUND THE HEART WOOD AND ITS COMPLEMENTARY SHADES. COME AND SEE WHY YOU SHOULD WELCOME HEART WOOD INTO YOUR HOME! 

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Internationally renowned experts on color, architecture and design meet annually at the Dulux Global Aesthetic Centre to discuss the colour trends for the upcoming year. In 2018, the core of the palette will shift from Drift Blue to Heart Wood - a nurturing, soft shade of pink with cold grey undertones.

The emphasis is on the home as a place of safety, comfort and relaxation. According to Dulux's official statement following the long anticipated release, there's 'a global need for homes to feel even more nurturing than before'

Heart Wood is therefore embracing the magic of home. Each of the main four palettes set the colour within a different context of shades, with each focusing on a different interior atmosphere and mood . The Heart Wood Home features a well-balanced colour scheme, ranging from deep, rich shades of blue to light, creamy neutrals. Heart Wood grounds the tone of the house, with calm and relaxing being its main attributes. 

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The Inviting Home, on the other hand, embraces powdery grey, which is complemented by steely blue and cold, azure sky shades. It creates an inspiring, harmonious environment that encourages creativity and consciousness. Dulux demonstrates the diversity of the scheme on various rooms, for example the workspace you can see below. Heart Wood proves yet again to be an extremely versatile shade, which can be combined with different colour tones. 

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The concept of The Comforting Home palette revolves around warm, heartening shades like cocoa brown or camel beige. These, together with smokey pink tones create an uplifting, energizing ambience, which is, however, still neutral enough for the everyday. 

As displayed in the picture below, even rooms typically associated with colder tones, for instance the bathroom, can benefit from a warmer scheme when softened by a shade like Heart Wood. 

 

 

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Finally, The Playful Home introduces a vivid, creative concept, composed of yellowy, fresh colors. It's a palette for playful, cheeky combinations, such as the children room - it can be however muted down by a gentle, meditative green in order to complement an elegant dining hall. 

 

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Whether you're not sure how to choose a color scheme for your home, or simply seek more inspiration, on www.dulux.com you can find a special app that will guide you through the process of designing an interior you will love. 


Words: Kristýna Svobodová | Photos: Dulux Archives