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Dulux Colour Futures palette for 2017
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The Big Colour Trends Of 2017 You Need To Know About Now

Picture of Charlotte Luxford
Home & Design Editor
Updated: 2 April 2017
With Pantone due to announce its ‘Colour of the Year’ in a matter of weeks, we look at the key colour trends for 2017. Find the one to suit your interior style for that new-year update.

We already know what Pantone’s predictions are for spring/summer 2017 in terms of fashion – ‘Kale’ being top of the list – but we’ll have to wait and see how many of these filter into the interior trends for 2017. In the meantime, take a look at the colours below tipped to be top by the experts, and see which best fits your personality.

Pantone's top 10 colours for S/S 2017
Pantone’s top 10 colours for S/S 2017

For the classicists

Dulux recently announced ‘Denim Drift’ – a timeless and versatile grey-blue – as the defining colour of 2017. With three blues in Pantone‘s top 10, it’s undoubtedly the hue of the moment. Dulux Colour and Design Trend Expert Rebecca Williamson says: “With denim blue set to dominate the interior and fashion trend agenda for 2017, this colour is the perfect fit to reflect the times we live in, that real desire for simplicity.”

Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Dulux adds: “Creating a blue colour scheme is successful when you choose shades that work beautifully together. You can turn the visual impact up with the brighter blues and tone it down with the muted shades to suit the style and personality of a room.”

Dulux's Denim Drift is set to be big in 2017
Dulux’s Denim Drift is set to be big in 2017
A range of tonal blues is Dulux's key colour trend for 2017
A range of tonal blues is Dulux’s key colour trend for 2017

For the Scandi enthusiast

This bold, rich forest green follows this year’s trend for nature-inspired hues, raw materials and artisan crafts. This is the ‘new black’ when it comes to Scandinavian-inspired interiors (rather than the usual monochrome combination) – mix it with wooden furniture and pure white for a crisp look.

Kasia Wiktorowicz for Valspar says: “The colour green is often associated with regeneration, growth and prosperity so it is the ideal colour to incorporate into your home to help you unwind and recharge. Combine with different textures to create depth and a sense of cosiness.”

Forest Shadows paint, Valspar
Forest Shadows paint, Valspar

Dulux has also embraced this colour, mixing small accents of forest green with the on-trend kale colour that Pantone favours, plus a warm grey in the scheme below. This is part of Dulux’s ‘New Romanticism’ palette, which also supports the idea of the trend being rooted in nature, sustainability and simplicity. Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Dulux says: “Lush greens and smoky violets team cleverly with wicker and natural wood, reconnecting our homes with the earth and nature.”

Dulux's 'New Romanticism' palette
Dulux’s ‘New Romanticism’ palette

For the bohemian

Hot spices, bold dyes and the brightly patterned textiles of Moroccan bazaars were the inspiration behind this vivid colour palette from Crown Paints. Display your travelling treasures with mix-and-match patterned soft furnishings and textured layers for a warm, informal look.

Painted wall
Tropical Ocean, Scrumptrious, Fuchsia Fizz, Plush Parlour, Chartreuse Mix paints, Crown Paints
Crown Paint's fusion look
Crown Paints’ ‘Fusion’ colour palette

For the cool, calm and collected

Serene and soothing, this soft chamomile yellow paired with a warm purple-tinted grey offers a contemporary feel that suits most spaces. Yellow hasn’t been a hot colour for a while, but paired with a cool architectural grey, it’s been given a fresh new look.

Crown Colour Specialist Kathryn Lloyd says: “Ethereal scenery was the inspiration behind this trend; where the landscape is so breathtakingly beautiful that daily distractions are easily forgotten. Here, the subtle graduation of colour mimics a hazy sunrise and creates a serene space, perfect for reflection.”

Blank Canvas and Lemon Squash paint, Crown Paints
Blank Canvas and Lemon Squash paint, Crown Paint
Lemon Squash, Soft Shadow, Splash of Pepper paints, Crown Paint
Lemon Squash, Soft Shadow, Splash of Pepper paints, Crown Paint

Watch out for Pantone’s big announcement of it’s ‘Colour of the Year’ for 2017, which is due to be revealed at the beginning of December.