Paint manufacturer Dulux has revealed its colour forecast for 2021. With the global pandemic causing immense social change and the collision of work and home life, the company says the palettes of the 2021 colour forecast reflect people’s desire for greater balance and continuity within their spaces.
Dulux colour and communications manager Andrea Lucena-Orr and trends forecaster Bree Leech conducted research with multiple digital trade exhibitions and found trends in an increased desire for digital detox, meaningful connections with outside world, and the need for comfort and familiarity.
The 2021 forecast includes three key colour palettes:
- Retreat, which embodies tranquillity and sentimentality through warm whites, brown-based neutrals and dusty blues.
- Nourish, a soft and warm palette with biophilic hues of mossy and sage greens and leather-based browns.
- Reset which offers renewed energy and resilience, harking back to the eclecticism of the 1970s. The Reset palette includes putty and neutral whites with playful rich blues, terracotta and coral hues.