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Dulux’s Escapade theme features pale mints, pink hues and pops of black. Photography: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux’s 2018 colour forecast

Dulux has unveiled its 2018 colour forecast, the company’s annual exploration of the cultural trends set to influence Australia’s design choices in the coming year. Conceptualized by creative director Bree Leech and Dulux’s colour planning and communications manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, the four 2018 palettes are united by the overarching theme of Balance. 

The four palettes are: Escapade, which takes its cues from tropical destinations and 1980s style; Essential, informed by the minimalist movement and hygge trend; Kinship, combining folkloric patterns with rich, earthy hues; and Reflect, which borrows from the bold eclecticism of the 1960s and 1970s and takes classic cues from the 1930s and 1950s.