2018 Colour & Decor Trends

Resilient decadence, bold elegance.

With a growing yearning for protection, strength and stability, our 2018 colours evoke a sense of grandeur, appealing to an unwillingness to feel small or disregarded in light of current societal landscapes.

This brave design mood is influenced by the chaotic overtone of the world’s current political and cultural climate and a renewed, even rebellious, spirit around the globe.

Selected from our new Dulux paint palette, our 2018 trends collection makes a bold yet elegant assertion about our changing world and decor preferences, providing a sense of both protection and richness.

Dulux Paint 2018 Colour of the Year

Black Elegance (DLX1004-7) is a statement-making black infused with an undertone of the deepest brown that creates an intimate, sophisticated setting with an edge.


2018 Trends Colour Palette

These brave and discerning colours range from dark, expressive, muted and vaguely tinted hues, to soft and warm neutrals for contrast. Greys are still decisive, however lush browns feel fresh and new.

How to Use 2018 Colour and Decor Trends in Your Home

Be inspired by these decorating tips as you explore this bold and glamorous theme:

Paint Black Elegance (or any of our deeper 2018 colours) as a feature wall, repeating the colour elsewhere in your furnishings and accessories, balancing a lighter hue like Heavy Cream.

Paint your front door in Black Elegance, Burgundy Wine or Victory Blue for a stately and grand first impression, in harmony with lighter colours in the overall scheme.

Luxurious materials such as textiles with a subtle metallic sheen add decadence through accessories. Use suedes, velvets, and leathers on larger pieces, enhancing our 2018 colours, like It Works.

Brass mixed with other metals like chrome or matt black continues to trend, adding a flourish to this theme and to this room painted in Spiced Vinegar.