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Introducing the Colour of the Year 2017
The must-have colour for 2017, Denim Drift (Smoke Grey), is perfect for every home.
In arriving at the Colour of the Year, we’ve put together a palette that uses a spectrum of blues, meaning that you can find a shade that’s right for you and your lifestyle.
Denim Drift (Smoke Grey) itself sits perfectly within this palette. Whilst naturally calming, it also has different characteristics depending on the colour it’s paired with, so you can use it to create different environments in your home.
A global get-together
Each year our Global Aesthetic Centre team gathers together design experts from around the world. Over several days, they discuss real-life developments and colour choices happening in interior design, architecture and fashion – as well as wider social trends.
Through this unique mix of perspectives, they uncover a theme that captures the mood of the moment, and the colour trends that reflect it.
The overarching theme for 2017, Life in a New Light, is all about how, around the world, we’re re-evaluating and appreciating the everyday, yet essential, elements of life.
Increasingly, importance is being placed on finding balance: be that between work and home, nature and the manmade, or our private and shared lives.
For that reason, blue was a natural choice for the team. It’s the colour of our everyday lives, from the clear blue sky to the clothes in our wardrobe.
A blue for everyone
“I love how this theme celebrates the everyday,” says Heleen van Gent, Creative Director of the Global Aesthetic Centre. “It’s very inclusive.”
“It’s the colour of denim jeans as well as of royal velvet. It’s also a beautiful fresh colour in nature. It’s a colour that everyone is happy and comfortable with – and that’s why we decided on this blue when looking at our overarching theme for 2017.”
A versatile colour blue
All of this translates back into the way we decorate our home – the environment that is most personal to us and that we control. And what is so great about Denim Drift (Smoke Grey), is how it can look completely different depending how and where you use it.
The team identified four further themes and complementary palettes that highlight this versatility.
Smoke Grey - Dulux 90BG 30/073
Watch the video and learn more
Discover more about the Colour of the Year 2017 and the connected trends, and to see how to bring them to life in your home with the Dulux Visualizer app.