Dulux Colour Expert, Andrea Lucena-Orr says: "As we let go of the idea of perfection in both our homes and other aspects in our lives, we are instead seeking to create balanced, harmonious interiors that stimulate the senses, while simultaneously allowing us to relax and retreat."
"Our homes should tell our stories, connecting us to both the past and the future. Colour is a wonderful way to express our personal tastes and passions."
So how are 2018 trends different from the past?
"Natural, earthy colours and textures will be coming to the fore and there will be even more of an appreciation for the splendour of imperfection,” says Andrea.
"At the same time, we’ll also see an inspiring travel palette emerging, filled with palm prints, happiness and visual delights. Immersing yourself in this uplifting world of colour can be transformative, lifting the soul and making you feel more spontaneous and creative."
Additionally, expect to see greens and pinks combined in the home.
“Soft, greenish-greys such as Dulux Spanish Olive and neutral pinks such as Dulux Mornington Half are predicted to be popular in 2018 as they provide the perfect base to experiment with many of the bolder brights coming through,” says Andrea.
“We’ll also continue to see darker colours and striking hues being used in small doses to add dashes of drama to the home.”