Friday, 24 July 2015


After examining colour and inspiration from areas such as literature, film, art, fashion and history, Dunn-Edwards Paints have forecast five colours that are set to take 2016 by storm by evoking different themes and moods within your home.

The report identifies trends fit specific characteristics: romantic, gypsy, adventurer, nostalgic and visionary.

To the Manor Born inspired by Romanticism and medieval design, To the Manor Born blends hushed neutrals like fleshy pinks, mauve and shades of grey for a palette that is surreal and fantastical. Historic architecture provides the inspiration from its floral designs, fashion and jewellery.

Midnight at Bar Do Copa - Inspired by the most bustling cultures abroad such as Rio de Janeiro’s streets, an Indian spice market and Frida Kahlo. This electric colour palette displays deep indigo and navy blues playing with vivid candy colours like fuchsia.

The An Island to Myself - Focuses on simplicity and purity explores the relationship between the digital world and spiritual retreats and is made up of crisp blues, soft grey, violet, taupe and cloud whites to enhance a quiet space for meditation

Back at the Ranch – Perfect for homes that display low-key decor colours and evoke a weathered saloon, safari lodge or farmhouse. It works well with natural materials such as wood and leather and complements earthy naturals like cinnamon with bright accents like marigold and tomato red.

Finally, Summer Camp - Is designed to remind you of family holidays at the seaside, camping trips and festivals. This playful palette includes sunny colours, sorbet hues and vintage blues.

The Dunn-Edwards Paints report includes a design checklist, suggested materials and colour palette for each trend.

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