The Dulux Colour Forecast 2021

This year has looked more than a little different. Our usual calendar of trade fairs has slimmed down significantly which makes the release of the 2021 Dulux Colour Forecast a welcome event in our industry!

The Dulux Colour Forecast is an annual report that looks at current cultural trends set to impact design over the coming year. For the first time in many years, we have three stunning palettes. 

Retreat, Nourish and Reset centre around the desire for comfort, connection and a little nostalgia.

'This year's soft, earthy neutrals, muted greens and gentle mauve-greys provide a reassuring connection with nature. While richer and brighter hues, such as coral and stormy blue, awaken our senses and allow for moments of optimism,' says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux colour and communications manager.


What Dulux has to say; 'Retreat draws on a nostalgic mix of comfort and security. From sleeping to eating, and working to working out – most homes are becoming the interior hub for many busy, action-packed days. What was once a place for rest and relaxation now embodies a living environment of family, work and play.'

What we love about Retreat; This palette feels fresh but grounding. Exactly what we need for the coming year. 

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What Dulux has to say; 'Nourish encourages us to unplug and be present in the moment. Indulge in a nurturing palette that revitalises your home and nourishes the soul.'

What we love about Nourish; The warmth in this palette is incredibly inviting.

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What Dulux has to say; With uplifting colours and a bold sense of renewal, we welcome the new normal with open arms. It's time to renew ourselves by embracing unified colours and retro influences.

What we love about Reset; We love the energy of this palette! The contrast of coral and jade is so uplifting and engaging.

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