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2023 Colour Trends – Shop Like a Stylist

Get Inspired with Dulux's 2023 Colour Forecast

Dulux has just announced their 2023 Colour Forecast, full of all the inspiration you need to transform your space into a sanctuary. Explore three emotive palettes drawn from our need to connect with nature, a desire for balance and calm, and a revival of our spirits with joy and play.


"The Balance palette features delicate pastels, oceanic hues such as soft greens, and deep moody teals and blues, punctuated with accents of deep garnet and near-black." – Dulux

This collection of colours is all about restoration – cultivating a sense of balance and calm through a beauty that is underpinned by structure and parameters. Inspired by the deep allure of the ocean, this palette draws on its untapped potential, allowing a calming, rejuvenating effect to wash over us.

Both elegant and refined, we suggest matching artworks with gentle harmonious lines and cooling colours. Consider Jenny Fusca's elegant and classical floral portraits, Trish Crampton's soft, aerial still lifes, or the ever in-stye Paule Marrot prints.


"The Connect palette features soft earthy neutrals, naturals, muted greens, and wheat yellows, combined with accents of warm deep brown, grey and charcoal." – Dulux

Bringing a strong, grounding connection to nature, this palette draws on neutral colours – including warm browns and timber tones contrasting with soft greys and earthy greens. Consider sustainability and authenticity, and take the time to contemplate what items you choose to connect with and surround yourself with at home.

The authenticity and brushstrokes of original artwork such as Mitch Vane's character portraits or Rosa Purbrick's artworks fit well with this natural palette. Alternatively, draw out the natural simplicity of colours and shapes, and connect directly with the landscape with the photographic work of Craig Holloway, Kylie Richards, or Maegan Brown.


"The Revive colour palette is creative and joyful, featuring soft blue and lilac used alongside vibrant emerald green, warm yellow and accents of playful pink and purple." – Dulux

A joyful collision of colours and patterns, this palette is about unleashing creativity and setting ourselves free from limitations and regulations. Whether you're looking to express yourself with gentle pinks, purples and tans, or be bold with vibrant greens and yellows, this palette is all about discovering new combinations and giving yourself the freedom to pursue unexpected creativity.

We suggest going for those bold artworks, full of contrast and personality. Consider Kate Florence's groovy figures, the playful quirkiness of Nadia Düsselberg's original art, or match vibrant colours with Anahita Amouzegar's and Angie Goto's works.

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Announcing the Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

The two colours, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, come together to support one another in the 2021 Pantone colour of the year. The union of these two colours expresses and highlights the mood of this year's pantone colour, one that is warming and optimistic at the same time as being rock solid and strengthening.

An encapsulating story of deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly. These colours help us fortify with energy to overcome uncertainty a strong foundation with a bright sparkling vivacity.

"The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortuitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, htis is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encourage and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit."

– Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of The Pantone Color Institute

Bring this colour into your home with 'Crown of Gold' by REK

60 x 90 cm, framed in raw oak, $2,400

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

Now you can ‘Get the Look’ and shop like a stylist!

ON TREND…..In my inbox I spotted Arti Shah’s ‘Botanicals 1’ limited edition print selected by Interiors Addicts to highlight Pantone’s Colour of the Year which Pantone recently released. Interestingly we have this exact artwork framed and on SALE at the moment, well until this Friday! I think it’s fair to say that Pantone know colour and their team of researchers have profiled this colour to be the next BIG thing in 2020.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of The Pantone Color Institute goes on to say….“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking.”

"Botanical Blue" by Arti Shah / Framed limited edition Print / $1,200 / 130 x 94 cm Enquire Now

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Haymes Paint: Trend Forecasting 2020 - Positive Light

Check out these available works from the recent Haymes 2020 Colour trends. Any of these artworks could be hanging in your home.
Haymes wall paint - ‘Royal Flair’. Thanks to @haymespaint, photography by @annetteobrien and styling by @ruthwelsby

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Untitled 73 by Eleanor Millard / $565 / 53 x 67 cm
Three Asian Bowls by Laura White / $1,200 / 54 x 64 cm
Sea Shapes 2
by Sarah Rowe / $650 / 40 x 30 cm
Blue Lake (Autumn) by Josh Fartch / $1,500 / 97 x 129 cm

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Globewest: 2020 Catalogue

Presence and Absence by Jess Merlo / $1,800 / 84 x 104 cm
The Valley by Prue Clay / $1,900 / 80 x 80 cm
Closed Shape Black by Eleanor Millard / $550 unframed / 49 x 56 cm
Untitled 116 by Eleanor Millard / $550 unframed / 49 x 56 cm

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Nectaar: Avondale House 1 Project

Interior Design and Styling by Nectaar.

Martian by Maegan Brown / $2,635 / 125 x 125 cm
Motherhood 'Pongo Pygmaeus' by Liam Lynch / $1,870 / 75 x 89 cm
Wet Forest
by Kate Debbo / $2,500 / 120 x 120 cm
Storm at Midnight by Chloe Planinsek / $5,500 / 240 x 120 cm
Swing Bridge II by Bob Sinclair / $2,925 / 91 x 91 cm

Nectaar: Avondale House 2 Project

Interior Design and Styling by Nectaar.

In The Jungle by Laura White / $1,750 / 91 x 91 cm
The Long Breathhe Long Breath by Jenny Fusca / $5,999 / 181 x 125 cm
Newcastle Ocean Baths 02 by Craig Holloway / $1,745 / 122 x 88 cm
Little House by Michelle Schofield / $1,295 / 123 x 86 cm