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Sentience- A Dulux Sensory Experience

The word "sentience" literally means "our ablity to perceive, or feel things"

So, it is quite fitting that Dulux has chosen a soft, fleshy, airy and organic colour palette to match its touchy, feely name- Sentience'' as part of it's 2017 colour trends, and to be honest, I love it!

The palette is soft and feminine, and focuses on texture, soft greys (ofcourse I was going to love that) and warm earthy pinks

 

"New beiges" (yep, beige-my most LOATHED colour of all time) features heavily throughout the palette, beige is a colour most of us associate with "boring, or safe, outdated is another word that comes to mind, but pairing these new, softer beiges with the natural rawness of blonde timbers, and tactile elements such as natural stone, and the "new beige" Dulux has introduced to us, can surprisingly be a delight to your visionary senses!

My top picks in the Sentience palette are (in no particular order) are Parchement paper, Beige Mystery and Pinkham.

 

Greenery in the home is something I always aim to introduce into just about any space I'm designing, the Sentience palette offers a subtle contrast with the colour "wasabi" its pastel, grainy like tone, provides relief to a washed out palette and injects a hit of freshness to the mix. All the colours in the collection are meant to evoke a sense of being, and to me, there is nothing that makes me feel more in touch with my inner self than being in, or around nature.

 

 

Dulux  Kitchen above feature Dulux "Humble Fawn" and cupboards in "Wasabi"

If you're looking at giving your home a fresh new update, but you're afraid of colour then the Sentience palette is a good place to start my tips for using this colour palette in your home are-

STEP ONE

Choose a "base" colour from the range, this colour will be your starting point for shaking things up a little and giving your place a fresh new feel. Use this colour on 70% of your walls within your home, for example, in your living room if you have 5 walls in your room, then you would use this base colour on around three of those walls. NOTE: your base colour should be the lightest colour you choose to work with

STEP TWO

Select your secondary colour, whatever colour you choose, make sure that it is at least a shade or two darker than your base colour, use this colour on walls where you want to create a subtle contrast, for example inside a recessed shelf or a nib wall.

STEP THREE
Choose your statement colour! This colour will be used as your accent colour, it will be the boldest or darkest hue out of the three you've chosen, use it to create a feature wall, for example it could be used as a backdrop behind a bed to add interest, or as a feature wall in the main living room.

No matter what you decide to try out, just remember that paint isn't permanent, if you try something out but don't fall in love with it, then try again until you find the right colour that suits your own individual style and aesthetic.

Happy Painting!

 

Lauren x

All images from dulux.com.au


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