Dulux Reflects an Optimistic Mood Through Nature-Inspired Tones

"nature-inspired tones are bolder and more expressive, reflecting an optimistic mood"

DULUX® Paints by PPG in Canada has announced Vining Ivy (DLX1148-6) teal as its 2023 Colour of the Year.

A green-blue jewel-toned hue that is symbolic of deep water, "Vining Ivy is both calming and invigorating, infusing home decor with a much-needed breath of fresh air after a few challenging years."

Mitsu Dhawan, Dulux brand manager, said “As opposed to softer neutrals that have been popular in recent years, the new nature-inspired tones are bolder and more expressive, reflecting an optimistic mood as we emerge ready for the next normal.”

"Teals, for example, remind one more of precious gemstones than foliage, and earthen browns and oranges are more energetic than terracotta."

“This trend reflects our desire to feel more anchored and connected to the planet and turn toward the wonders of nature as a way to move forward and counterbalance the pressures of the world,” Dhawan said.

"Vining Ivy, which is the star of Dulux Paints’ 2023 palette, embodies this vibe perfectly. It is energizing and refreshing yet grounding, easily adaptable for any space in both contemporary and traditional environments. It creates a dramatic yet calming feel when painted on all four walls of a room or adds reflective character to an accent wall.

"Dhawan suggests using Vining Ivy in rooms where one wishes to relax and unwind, such as a living room or bedroom, and adding an additional infusion of comfort with warm metal or wood accessories. As an exterior, this blue-green hue enhances curb appeal as a punch of colour or adds a welcoming charm to a front door."

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