Feel the magic of nature in your home with the Colour of the Year 2023
To make sure we select a Colour of the Year that feels relevant and timely, we undertake rigorous global research. Every year, we host a Trend Forecast and ask a panel of international design experts to share their insights about what will be influencing the way we live over the next few years. By understanding where the world is heading, we can respond with a colour that matches the mood of the moment.
This year, with the natural world at the top of the global agenda, we talked about the different ways that nature supports and inspires us. Our conversations led us to a theme for the Coral & Dulux Colour of the Year 2023: seeds of wonder – a phrase that encapsulates the transformative power of nature – and to the shade itself. Wild Wonder™ is a glowing natural tone that offers us a connection with nature and that brings a sense of natural magic into our homes. Around it, we have created four easy-to-use colour palettes: Lush, Buzz, Raw and Flow. Each tells the story of a different way that nature inspires us.
Connecting with nature makes us feel better, and the soothing forest tones in our Lush palette can create an atmosphere of rootedness and support. Here, a combination of soft green and Wild Wonder™ brings warmth and softness to a kitchen space.
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The vibrant shades in our Buzz palette celebrate the biodiversity of a wildflower field. Here they add a splash of bright colour to a wall painted in the Colour of the Year 2023, Wild Wonder™, creating a joyful family space that feels playful and invigorating.
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Reminding us of the wealth of natural materials around us, our Raw palette is warm and enriching. Here, a soft brown is combined with Coral & Dulux Colour of the Year 2023, Wild Wonder™, to create a bedroom space that feels comfortable and cocooning.
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Our Flow palette is all about bringing balance to the home. This two-tone effect mixes soft blue with Wild Wonder™ to create a look that’s fun but not overpowering – perfect for a child’s nursery.
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