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Spice things up

Pulling inspiration from the kitchen, we’re seeing an injection of spicey colours in 2022, heavily influenced by the traditional patterns and materials of cultures from around the world. In fact, the Dulux trends of 2022 all incorporate more brown hues, often tinged with yellow or red, demonstrating just how important warm colours will be this year. In combination with bold patterns to create visual interest, these warm tones create a sense of homeliness that we are all appreciating more and more in recent years.

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Warming shades

This year we're seeing a distinct shift from cooler grey and white tones to warmer shades of blush, biscuit, and calico. Similar to the emphasis on calming greens, this trend seeks to bring nature inside, but draws inspiration from arid desert climes rather then lush forests.

Rich browns of all shades blended with subtle pinks, oranges, and reds are highlighted by bold graphic prints or distinct textures bring warmth and new life to a room.

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Using texture

Warmer tones call for more interesting textures. Mixing in elements of leather, suede, jute, cane, wood, or linen take a room from bland to inviting. And incorporating stoneware, clay, gently exposed brick, dried greenery, or woven materials in the décor accents continues to bring a sense of nature inside.


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Fabric inspiration

Camellia by James Dunlop

Bringing in a bold flower pattern in pinks, oranges and creams perfectly complements the simpler aspects of this trend, such as the burnt orange sofa and rose and gold accents.

Geneva by Villa Nova

With more modern details in the matte black metal and stone table, the deep blueish curtains allow the warm colours of the wall and furniture to shine through. A great example of incorporating a trend into an existing style, there’s no need to rid this room of its modern elements to bring a little warmth and excitement.

Essence by James Dunlop

Another example of a floral pattern, this soft, subtle flowered curtain goes perfectly with the warm, clay coloured wall and dark wood and amber accents, bridging the gap between classic neutrals and this spice-focused trend.

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