The Dulux Winter Colour Trends for 2018 will be minimalist, casual, yet elegant, with a colour scheme of cool greys and warm natural tones. Think uncomplicated design combined with layered textures in pale grey and accents of putty, rust, grey green and terracotta.

With a chill in the air, thoughts are naturally turning to cocooning ourselves from the outside world and enjoying the warmth and comfort of home, nurturing our personal connections. And there’s little doubt that colour is the easiest and most effective way to create the restful sanctuary that most of us crave in the cooler months.

This winter, the mood is minimalist, casual, yet elegant, with a colour scheme of cool greys and warm natural tones inspired by Dulux’s Essential palette – one of the four key palettes identified in the Dulux Colour Trends 2018. Think uncomplicated design combined with pale grey and accents of putty, rust, grey green and terracotta.

“With its soft, muted shades, this palette is all about laidback sophistication and simplicity. It‘s incredibly easy to live with and works beautifully in Australian homes,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux’s Colour and Communications Manager.

The Essential palette is also the perfect pairing for the warm neutrals many of us already have in our homes. “When updating your colour scheme, you don’t necessarily have to go all out – sometimes small changes can create all the impact you need,” says Lucena-Orr.

What is your favorite colour trend for this Winter?