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Behind the scenes at the Dulux colour trends and styling masterclass


On October 19 Metricon hosted a BuildSmart Series event- Dulux Colour Trends and Styling Masterclass, to celebrate the launch of Dulux’s 2018 Colour Forecast.

Dulux has named the 2018 Colour Forecast – Balance that encompasses four key trends - Essential, Kinship, Escapade and Reflect. Each pallete celebrates a different moment in life- Essential lives in the slow lane harbouring calm and nurting colours. Kinship celebrates cultural heritage with rich and earthy tones. Escapade evokes discovery and adventure, while Reflect encourages consideration of past and present mood.

The evening began with Dulux Colour and Communications Manager- Andrea Lucena Orr sharing the Colour Forecast of 2018 and speaking to the inspiration behind these palettes. Andrea and Creative Director – Bree Leech, travel the globe in search of inspiration behind what they predict will be the Colour Trends of each upcoming season.

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Andrea demonstrated to our guests ways in which colour can be used to tell a story through the in the home, and the power of colour to transform spaces. Bree followed Andrea’s introduction and presented ways in which colour can be used throughout the home- from small feature walls, through to experimenting with bold colours on the ceiling.

After the introduction to the 2018 Colour Forecast, our guests were invited into Metricon’s state of the art Studio M to discover more about these trends, and create their own inspiration boards, using paint swatches, carpet, tiles and wall-paper samples to introduce these new colours. While our guests enjoyed refreshments and drinks, Andrea and Bree, together with our Studio M design consultants, were on hand to answer questions and offer insights around using colour in your home.

If you would like to come along to one of our BuildSmart Series Events, and draw inspiration for your new home, you can visit this page.

We are continually developing new and exciting events to be held here at Metricon HQ, so keep an eye on our events page for more incredible events to come!

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