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