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Wattyl has released its colour palette for 2019 which focuses on DESIGN MEETS EMOTION – the overarching sentiment in a far-reaching piece of Australian colour research (conducted by Wattyl) designed to examine virtually every aspect of our lifestyles.

The research forms the basis for Wattyl’s annual colour trend forecast and points to a widespread desire for calm and simplicity in a world where most consumers feel overwhelmed with fast-paced living, fake news and concerns regarding the environment, employment and politics.

We are embracing craft and wellness, honesty and authenticity as an antidote and buffer. We are creating interiors that are domestic cocoons exuding sensory tactility, where minimalism continues to flourish through the use of colour and considered aesthetics – and design instils emotion.

2019 Wattyl colour trends

Wattyl has produced four distinct colour palettes that provide consumers with a canvas with which to create a personal interpretation of a look where design meets emotion and craft, technology and wellness intersect.

The four palettes in the Wattyl 2019 colour trend forecast are: Well Rounded, Green Scene, Sensory Darks and High Expectations.

Well Rounded

Blurring the lines of downtime, dreamtime and worktime, this palette reflects the melding of conventionally separate spaces such as work and home to create a more harmonious life balance and increased flexibility in our working/leisure ratio. Simple plains of balanced colour ensure calming, open, androgynous spaces that perform as places for rest, recreation and productivity.

2019 colour trends Wattyl

2019 colour trends Wattyl

Cave, Sooty Owl, Phantom Grey and Vitesse

Green Scene

The integration of wellness, nature and conscious design is fundamental, across homes and lifestyle products, to surrounding ourselves with the natural, the organic and low impact design. The use of plants in interiors, to both clean the air we breathe and satisfy our cravings for nature and the outdoors, is now widespread. The Green Scene palette of nature-inspired hues, dominated by soft greens, is restful, natural, muted and fresh.

2019 colour trends Wattyl

Cloud, Rhino, Nougat and Peahen Egg

Sensory Darks

Rich, dark hues have the ability to cocoon us, allowing us to disconnect and concentrate only on the timelessness of our surroundings. Deep, rich tones of blue and green, touched by glimmers of metallics and mustard, are essential to complement tactile surfaces and luxurious textures.

2019 colour trends Wattyl

2019 colour trends Wattyl

Sashimi, Midnight Seas, Dry Straw and Grey Pearl


High Expectations

Many of us crave the highly considered aesthetic, with fresh gourmet colours, that graces many an insta post – colours such as an evolved millennial pink matched with ink blue and raspberry accents. The look is luxe and tailored, exuding quality and tactile beauty.

2019 colour trends Wattyl


2019 colour trends Wattyl

Tombola, Limousine, Harissa and Kitty Grey


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