Colours of the Year 2018

WORDS Mary Garner

The golden Amadeus and subtle Pictured Rocks are Plascon and Dulux’s chosen hues for 2018.

Amadeus is a sunny, accessible, neutral colour that creates a warm, cosy feeling within a space. A richness and earthiness gives this hue an uplifting quality that will work well with minimalist interiors.

The colour complements greys and reds, as it highlights darker tones. While Amadeus has the appearance of being playful and lively, it can also be luminous and delicate.

The Dulux Colour of the Year, namely Pictured Rocks, is also known as Nordic Sails. This subtle, warm tone of mature pink draws on the tactile qualities of natural wood and leather.

Dulux Pictured Rocks

Pictured Rocks aims to make your home a friendly place to retreat to everyday, accentuating a feeling of comfort and ease within the home.

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