With strong global culture influences, the four palettes strive to push the boundaries of traditional interior aesthetics in New Zealand.
The first of the four palettes, Digital Nomads, draws on hot desert colours and eclectic tribal patterns. It imitates the aesthetic of Aztec artworks and Moroccan marketplaces and is the second palette predicted by Dulux New Zealand to dominate interior design in 2014.
With unmistakable warmth, the palette sweeps from earthy golds, clay-inspired oranges against bold patterns in vibrant pinks, deep purples and rich reds to powerful blues. Hero hues include the red of Dulux Rangataua, to Dulux Cathedral Cove and Dulux Double Cove, a deep evening indigo and vibrant sunset pink, offset by the sandy Dulux Paekakariki.
"This palette uses geometric patterns to combine colours beautifully; matching the bold red-oranges, coppery browns with the softer tones of smoky purples to create an eclectic, tribal feel," says Louise McKenzie-Smith from Dulux Marketing Colour and Design.
The palette is styled by Wilhelmina McCarroll, head designer and director of Zuster, and interior stylists Bree Leech and Heather Nette King.