Colour Palette from Salone del Mobile Milan 2015 with Dulux Ireland ’COLOUR EXTRAVAGANZA’

COLOUR EXTRAVAGANZA

Colour ExtravaganzaThis theme is all about colour, the bolder the better. There is a lot of grey which sets a neutral backdrop and is easy to work with. The trick is to keep it deep as it sets a calming mood. Grey was often combined with mustard and navy. Talking about blue, there were oceans of variations of blue at the show: teal, green – blue, ultramarine, smoky navy, cobalt, sea blue, ceroleum.
They are the hues that evoke feelings of reassurance and security. Blue will be the new trend colour in time, replacing the grey.

Mustard hue was ever present from versions of yellow-green to gold to almost a green yellow. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dulux Signature; by the way name comes from eggs made with avocados, this colour was often used on furniture. “Chia” is another hue that was rocking the Salone del Mobile Milan show. Pantone named “Marsala” colour of the year 2015. Overdose with this hue on walls, floors anywhere and everywhere.

Italian company Twils was astonishing for their use of colour! Charming, one must visit their store to experience it. The interior felt like going into a personal shell and digging deep into inner thoughts that are hidden from the crowd. Home should provide the sensation of comfort and peace of mind. Colour is understated, bold but touching the emotions. Colour and light operate together; without one the other does not exist. Fonatana Arte had a breath-taking stand. Beautiful designer lighting brought to life with calming background hues.

For the “Colour Extravaganza” colour palette inspiration think of hues such as: orange peel, cotton white, lantern orange, canary yellow, beeswax, burgundy, absinthe green, indigo, pewter, petrol blue, mandarin red, deep ochre, fresh mint, green mist, teal, ocean blue, Californian lemon, grass green, peacock blue, sun orange, flame orange, golden ochre, burnt orange, sunflower, mineral
yellow, mustard, indigo blue, brown-red, burnt-orange, dusky-pink, blue-
grey, grass green, lilac and mint-green.

Please see images below they are snap shots from the show, complemented with colours from various Dulux colour collections.

Kadri Bormeister
Instore Designer, Tralee branch kadri@mcdonnellpaints.ie

References:

Pat McDonnell Paints always recommend the application of a sample prior to a final decision on any colour. There are a number of factors which can substantially influence how a colour looks on a chip card/computer screen & how it will look in a room setting. e.g the quality of a camera image, quality of the computer screen, the lighting in the room etc.

Mindgame

Subtle Muslin Colour

Subtle Muslin

Mindgame Colour

Mindgame

Atomic Tangerine

Atomic Tangerine Colour

Atomic Tangerine

Pure Fennel Colour

Pure Fennel

Pure Orb Colour

Pure Orb

Pure Cloud

Pure Cloud Colour

Pure Cloud

30 BG 37/110

30 BG 37/110 Colour

30 BG 37/110

Harissa

Harissa Colour

Harissa

Affogato Colour

Affogato

10 YY 27/600

10 YY 27/600 Colour

10 YY 27/600

Chia Colour

Chia

30 BB 27/236

30 BB 27/236 Colour

30 BB 27/236

Subtle Soba Colour

Subtle Soba

Fine Line

Fine Line Colour

Fine Line

Green Eggs and Ham Colour

Green Eggs and Ham

Symphonic

Symphonic Colour

Symphonic

Colour Subtle Muslin

Subtle Muslin

10 YR 500/101 Colour

10 YR 500/101

Exurbia

Exurbia Colour

Exurbia

Pure Cobble

Colour Pure Cobble

Pure Cobble

Upgreyed Colour

Upgreyed

53 YR 17/504 Colour

53 YR 17/504

40 YY 46/587 Colour

40 YY 46/587

50 BG 18/350 Colour

50 BG 18/350

Pure Patina

Pure Patina Colour

Pure Patina

30 YR 13/471 Colour

30 YR 13/471

Typography

Typography Colour

Typography

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