The Digital Nomads Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014 | Yellowtrace.

The Digital Nomads Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014.
Styled by Heather Nette King and Bree Leech for Dulux.

Travelling the world without leaving home, The Digital Nomad is inspired by cultures that place emphasis on energetic colour and vibrant pattern. This aesthetic creates an ambience of being immersed in the life of an Aztec tribe or caught up in the energy of a Spanish market place.

The Digital Nomads Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014 | Yellowtrace.

The Digital Nomads Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014 | Yellowtrace.

The Digital Nomads Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014.
Styled by Wilhelmina McCarroll for Dulux.

 

Well, well, well… What have we here? It’s the annual Dulux Colour Forecast time, and I’m so excited to share with you a super exclusive first look at these hot off the press images. And aren’t they just delicious? Yummo! Having had the privilege to be involved with the Colour Forecast 2012, I cannot begin to tell you how elated I feel that Dulux is heating things up in the bedroom styling department. It wasn’t so long ago that the forecast images did very little to push boundaries, stimulate the senses and capture the passion, energy and spirit of colour. But evidently, this has all changed now. Not only that – this year the focus has moved away from suburban home settings and into a studio environment, which has made these images so much sharper and sassier. Booyah! Praise the LORD!

 

The Precious Elementals Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014 | Yellowtrace.

The Retro Visionaries Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014.
Styled by Wilhelmina McCarroll for Dulux.

Grounded and conscious of the earth’s natural resources, The Precious Elementals innately respect and revere these elements and their geometric forms. Enhanced, natural materials are used to represent the human influence on the natural landscape.

The Precious Elementals Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014 | Yellowtrace.

The Retro Visionaries Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014.
Styled by Heather Nette King and Bree Leech for Dulux.

 

Pushing the boundaries of traditional interior aesthetics is theme behind the Dulux 2014 Colour Forecast. Entitled Future Tribes, the four colour palettes aim to inspire architects, designers and specifiers across Australia to introduce new ideas into their creative repertoire.

 

The Retro Visionaries Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014 | Yellowtrace.

The Retro Visionaries Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014.
Styled by Heather Nette King and Bree Leech for Dulux.

It is often said that to move forward, we must look back. The Retro Visionaries encapsulates this sentiment with its strong influences taken from the late 20th century when digital culture was first emerging. Quirky, colourful and energetic, this palette relies heavily on the progressive trend of colour blocking. 

The Retro Visionaries Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014 | Yellowtrace.

The Retro Visionaries Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014.
Styled by Rowena Martinich for Dulux.

 

With a strong European influence, the four distinct Future Tribe’s trends represent ideologies associated with the rising integration of global communities and cultures.With a renewed focus on openness, sharing and collaboration, The Digital Nomad, The Retro Visionaries, The Precious Elementals and The Romantic Spirits are representative of future directions. While the colours, and visual effects they create, could not be more different from palette to palette, the fundamentals are much the same; encouraging exploration while embracing the sublime feeling of being at home.

 

The Romantic Spirits Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014 | Yellowtrace.

The Romantic Spirits Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014.
Styled by Geoffrey Carran for Dulux.

Seductive, sultry and rich in colour, The Romantic Spirits incorporate nostalgia and antiquities into their technologically-dominated world. The modern design reveals elements of romance from simple embellishments and flourishes resembling calligraphy strokes, to skilfully turned timber forms.

The Romantic Spirits Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014 | Yellowtrace.

The Romantic Spirits Palette, Dulux Colour Forecast 2014.
Styled by Heather Nette King and Bree Leech for Dulux.

 

All I can say is hooray Dulux, and special congrats go out to Heather Nette King, Bree Leech, Wilhelmina McCarroll, Rowena MartinichGeoffrey Carran and photographers Lisa Cohen and Mike Baker. Super star effort guys! More images to whet your appetite in the gallery below.

 


[Images courtesy of Dulux. Photography by Lisa Cohen and Mike Baker.]

 

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

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