Winter colour trends bring home decor back to basics

Dulux has unveiled its ‘home factory’ look for winter 2012, which uses bold contrasting colours to create an industrious domestic ambience. According to Dulux designers, the look is about reflecting the function of your home in its decor.

“The style of the interior should be a reflection of how you occupy the space,” said Louise Smith, Dulux colour designer. “Bold, dark, statement wall colours such as Dulux Indigo Night, or Dulux Moon Waves 1 fill the space, contrasting with elements against the surface that pop and snap against it. Awe inspiring soft teals go brilliantly with richer petrol like blues and all types of natural greens whether yellow or blue toned.”

Home industry encourages us to rethink the way we live and repurpose everyday items to make a space more engaging and interesting. Reconnecting with what makes you happy is the perfect antidote to consumerism and creates a new style that is human centred.

“If we want to build a better world, we are going to have to go back to basics; and that’s exactly what an increasing number of optimistic and creative minds are doing,” Ms Smith added. “There’s currently a huge trend for building, making, or cooking your own products, food and drink, in order to live a happier, more authentic, life. This isn’t about being a hippy, but rather connecting with honest materials in order to be a little more self-reliant.

“Paint floors throughout the house and don’t worry about the wear and tear underfoot — it’s industrious. Signs of productivity are a beautiful by-product of the home factory living space whether it’s a displayed sewing machine, kitchen herb garden, a home-made pasta machine in the kitchen or weighing scales as nods towards your creative inner.”

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