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What’s hot in the world of colour 2016 :: Posted by: Admin on February 5th, 2016

What’s hot in the world of colour 2016

Every year different industries create a what’s hot in the coming year and what will be the latest trends. This is also true in the world of decorating and the trends in colour for the coming year.

So if you want to be ‘on trend’ in your decorating you will need to know the colour schemes and colour of the year.

Colour trends for 2016

Dulux Colour Futures™ from AkzoNobel have come up with what they think the colour trends for 2016 will be, they do international research and have selected a range of colours they think will be on trend throughout 2016, this year it consists of a muted and sophisticated palette .

Colour palettes and colour trends for 2016
Quote from ColourFutures™

For 2016 we see a muted and sophisticated palette which centres on soft mid tone shades. The overall feeling continues to be warm, but with even greater subtlety. Bright colours have moved away from primary to something more interesting. Think coral, not orange; ochre not yellow and midnight, not blue. This is a friendly palette but with a dark, mysterious side.
20YY 36/370 colour of the year 2016
The theme consists of the following four colour palettes and colour moods:

Heritage & Future
Words & Pictures
Dark & Light
The Grid & Letting go

What is to colour for 2016
The colour of the year 2016 is…… 20YY 36/370 (also known as Cherished Gold).

“We have selected a gold influenced ochre which is both bright enough to attract attention and combines well with other tones. Gold and gold tones are being used everywhere in the design world. It is a recurring colour and material at design fairs and in graphic design as well as in architecture, fashion, beauty and interior decorating.”

Quote from ColourFutures™

You can see more of this years colour schemes here:
Dulux Trade website or here: and download the Colour Futures book(PDF).

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If you would like to use the colour of the year (20YY 36/370) or any other colour you need to buy and need to work out how much you need to buy, use our FREE Paint Calculator.

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