Warm tones and folklore inspire Dulux Autumn 18



Australia’s foremost authority on colour reveals its Kinship palette for Autumn 2018. 

Millenial Pink and Ultra Violet take a back seat in Dulux’s Autumn palette dubbed ‘Kinship’. Rich, warm tones inspired by earthy hues feature heavily: think terracotta, grey-greens, soft neutrals and deep, vibrant reds. The palette, says Dulux, is ‘inspired by traditional cultures and folklore’.

A perfect pairing with natural materials such as linen, rattan, timber and stone, and thick, warm, folk-inspired furnishings like chunky cable knit blankets, textured rugs, woven baskets and textile wall hangings, the palette creates a cosy sense of wellness, of a homely, hygge-ish retreat to escape to as the cool weather begins to set in. 


Michelle Halford, of The Design Chaser, gave Dulux her tips for styling with the autumnal hues:

  • Offset rich colours with a soft, complementary neutral to create balance
  • Introduce furniture and accessories in warm, natural materials such as a vintage timber console or dresser, rattan chairs, woven lighting and baskets. Bold abstract art, textured wall hangings and plenty of greenery provide the perfect finishing touches
  • Up the cosiness factor by adding in lashings of texture: think oversized knits, luxurious velvets and linens. 
  • Seek out cushions and rugs that pick up on the earthy shades of the Kinship palette, and layer them for impact. 
  • Bring a fun, folkloric style to the space with patterns, embroidery, fringing and tassel detailing.
  • Use accents of black in furniture and artwork to ground your scheme.

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