Do you get excited when the colour of the year is announced by Dulux and Pantone and the like? Many people do and for those who actually make products, it can be a really important announcement. Mostly because it is an indicator of what we are about to see in every magazine and across platforms like Pinterest which have so much influence on our purchasing habits. Replacing the cool blues and greens of recent years, the colour palette for 2015 brings a warmer spectrum of pinks, reds and oranges. ‘Copper Blush’ is a versatile, warm copper colour with an orange tone that has been named as Colour of the Year for 2015.
Rebecca Williamson, Senior Colour Design & Content Manager at Dulux commented that it is “Great on its own, the colour also combines perfectly with pinks, neutrals, whites and other orange hues, as well as metallic colours such as gold. It also beautifully complements wood tones and can be brought to life by flesh pinks and earthy tones of clay”. Colour Futures who partners with Dulux for their colour trend predictions highlighted that the colours of this palette are inspired by natural elements, featuring strong hues and rich earth tones such as sepia, ochre, sienna and baked clay.
It’s a particularly good colour for pairing with
copper metal – which has been growing in popularity and it warms up greys no
end. In fact I think it works really well with dark greys and charcoal. Paired with plants it really seems to come
to life – definitely watch the Urban Jungle bloggers Instagram as it is sure to
make a feature in the near future as it’s a brilliant foil for rather gorgeous
The Colour of the Year is a culmination of
extensive research by a panel of 20 global trend experts who specialize in
different areas of colour use. The team scours the globe exploring a broad
range of cultural reference points like fashion, beauty, interiors, design, as
well as social and economic influences. It’s not just a flight of fancy for
someone with a colour chart and a pin. What do you think? Do you think you have
what it takes to bring this colour into your home? I quite like its grown up
pink feel and particularly like the idea of washed linen sheets in this colour.
It also really makes me think of sun-bleached houses in the Mediterranean and
who doesn’t want to feel like they are on a permanent holiday?
All images provided by Dulux