Following on from my post regarding Resene's colours for 2014, Dulux have also released their colour forecast for 2014. Dulux have called their collection Future Tribes. I'm loving the deep purples and blues from the first collection, but it's hard to go past the silvery grey tones in the Precious Elementals, and those deep inky, bottom of the ocean colours from The Romantic Spirits.
The first in Dulux's collection is The Digital Nomads.
COLOURFUL DESTINATIONS SUCH AS INDIA, AFRICA AND MOROCCO INSPIRE THE AESTHETIC AND IMAGINATION OF THE DIGITAL NOMAD.
A global fusion of tribal aesthetics derived from clashing cultures and resulting in juxtaposed colours form digital patterns and eclectic interiors. The Digital Nomad creates a style where traditional boundaries are no longer defined.
The next collection is called The Precious Elementals.
ACUTELY AWARE OF THE AFFECT CIVILISATION IS HAVING ON THE EARTH, THE PRECIOUS ELEMENTALS INNATELY RESPECT AND REVERE OUR EARTH'S NATURAL RESOURCES, ELEMENTS AND GEOMETRIC FORMS.
They are inspired by its colours and shapes and interpret them to create beautiful compositions within their interiors. Mineral and metal colours modernise pastels and soft greys, while patinas and raw finishes reflect nature's weathering effects.
The third collection in Dulux's colour forecast is The Retro Visionaries.
LOOKING FORWARD THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. HOWEVER, THE RETRO VISIONARIES KNOW THIS WORLD WOULD NOT LOOK THE SAME WITHOUT RETROSPECTIVE DESIGN.
Influenced by styles of the late 20th century, when digital culture was first emerging and still being shaped by icons of the 50s, The Retro Visionaries aesthetic is quirky, colourful and energetic.
And the final collection is called The Romantic Spirits.
ROMANTICISING DECORATIVE PERIODS OF HISTORY, THE ROMANTIC SPIRITS SEARCH FOR WAYS TO INCORPORATE NOSTALGIA AND ANTIQUITIES INTO THEIR TECHNOLOGICALLY-DOMINATED WORLD.
They are attracted to modern design that reveals elements of romance from simple embellishments or flourishes resembling calligraphy strokes, to skillfully turned timber forms with a modern twist. Finishes that capture history such as patinas and worn looks are favoured to contrast against moody colour.