Looking at the relentless pace of our work, lives, and connection to the digital world, the Dulux Colour Forecast for 2020 focuses on that which grounds us. More than ever, the home is a sanctuary from the demands of the outside world, and our desire to pause and reconnect with what matters to us most reflects the overarching theme for the next year’s colour trends – Essence.

A connection to the environment – as well as a rapidly growing concern for it – has also influenced the 2020 forecast. Bringing together gentle neutrals and muted brights, these tones are taken from the natural world. ‘These colour trends are influenced by what’s happening in the world around us,’ says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour and Communications Manager. ‘With more focus on mental health, the wellness movement continues to gain momentum, as does an emphasis on natural materiality.’ 

Here we unveil the key palettes: CultivateComeback,  Grounded, and Indulge – think longevity and a renewed appreciation for nature – these colours represent the essence of current social trends and global movements.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Cultivate palette. Wall in Dulux Hancock (left), wall in Pencarrow (right). Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Cultivate palette. Wall and ceiling in Dulux Te Aroha. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Cultivate palette.  Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Cultivate palette. Wall in Dulux Rousseau Green, ceiling and cupboard in Jadeite. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Cultivate palette. Wall in Dulux Powdered Gum (left), wall in Hancock (centre and right). Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Cultivate palette. Wall in Dulux Priory. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Cultivate palette. Wall in Dulux Water Reed. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Comeback palette. Wall and ceiling in Dulux Vivid White TM (rear), Fireplace in Dulux Master Blue. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Comeback palette. Wall in Dulux Silk Sox (left), wall in Coffee Clay, ceiling in Vivid White TM (rear). Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Comeback palette. Wall (rear) in Dulux Coffee Clay, Fireplace sides and ceiling in Dulux Vivid White TM, Fireplace in Dulux Master Blue. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Comeback palette. Wall in Dulux Carter’s Scroll (left and block shape to right), wall in Coffee Clay (block shape to left and wall to right), ceiling in Vivid White™ Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Comeback palette. Wall in Dulux Blue Shell (rear), door and ceiling in Vivid White TM, wall in Undersea (front). Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Comeback palette. Wall in Dulux Amphitrite (left), wall in Blue Shell (right). Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Comeback palette. Wall in Dulux Tort. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Grounded palette. Wall in Dulux Grey Reflection (left), wall in Dulux Pancake mix (right). Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Grounded palette. Wall in Dulux Knot. Staircase in Dulux Natural White. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Grounded palette. Wall in Dulux Time Capsule. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Grounded palette. Wall in Dulux Waitangi. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Grounded palette. Wall in Dulux Waitangi, wall in Dulux White Dune (right). Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Grounded palette. Wall and ceiling in Dulux Casper White Half. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Grounded palette. Wall in Dulux Fantan, ceiling in Natural White. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Indulge palette. Wall in Dulux Deep Exquisite. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Indulge palette.  Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Indulge palette. Wall in Dulux Henna Red. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Indulge palette. Wall in Dulux Russet Tan. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Indulge palette. Wall in Dulux Lilac Light (right), wall in Camellia (left). Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Indulge palette. Wall in Dulux Lilac Light, ceiling in Natural White. Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 – Indulge palette. Wall in Dulux Show Business (rear), wall in Yolande (front). Styled by Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.

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