Travel, cultural differences, bohemian charm and the art of craft influenced the Journey palette of lavish midtone colours for a maximalist and eclectic feel in our homes.
A maximalist and pattern-heavy palette, Journey is about the story of an interior with a focus on the objects and items handed down and the rich ancestral heritage they represent.
Walls & Ceiling
Clouded Sky is a beautiful greyed-off mid-blue that works well as an accent colour both inside or out. It also works well in bedrooms, bathrooms or laundries. Pair it with warm whites like Antique White U.S.A.® as well as soft neutrals and deep charcoal greys.
Taking influence from our travels, folk traditions and cultural differences, the Journey palette weaves together elements of bohemian charm and eclectic allure often revealed in furniture and fabrics that are heavily patterned and textured.
We are seeing the characteristic spirit of our era manifested in sustainability attitudes and aspirations. This leads into caring for our future and using vintage furniture and turning to sustainable options for decor such as fibre-embellished lampshades.
The timeless Bruised Burgundy can contribute to a sophisticated scheme that is perfect for the master bedroom and formal spaces. Bruised Burgundy can bring out the splendour of jewel tones in your home's decor and window treatments to create an opulent and elegant space. It balances beautifully with the subtle neutral pink of Smoky Quartz and cool, fresh white of Lexicon® Quarter.
Embracing the significance of preserving traditions and treasuring heirlooms, Journey beckons you to weave together the past with the present.
Similar to the rich and diverse tapestry of our own lives, the Journey palette brings togther rich midtone hues, with yellow-greens, such as and , and blues like and , alongside rich reds and plum, including and for contrast.
Striking design nested within traditional spaces provides a gracious nod to our past. Statement pieces such as a wicker armchair softened with plush velvet pair easily with décor in contrasting colours. The rich yellow greens of and provide the base for layer-upon-layer of greens throughout the space from nature to artwork. The blue column painted in provides a gentle break in the living room’s solid hue range.
Colour is the perfect mechanism to delineate spaces and add layers of depth in a harmonious manner without introducing closures.
The startling pink of is subdued by decorative elements such as multi-coloured trinkets, heavily patterned textures and time-worn rugs adorned with geometric shapes. Vintage finds such as side tables are given a new lease on life with fresh coats of colour, reflecting Australians' desire for more sustainable design choices.
Dulux Colour and Communications Manager Andrea Lucena-Orr shares her expert colour and design tips.
Midtones work best when used on all four walls, particularly in bedrooms and living spaces. For smaller spaces, you can use less volume on either one or two walls. Don’t forget ceilings and areas such as picture rails or dado rails, which also work well in midtone colour schemes.
Before choosing colour schemes and soft furnishings, it's crucial to consider elements you can’t change easily such as carpet, tiles, laminate or stone, and/or curtains and blinds that you will need to ensure work with the new colours chosen.
For colour accuracy, simply order swatches, A4 stickers or sample pots in your chosen colours to view them in your home’s natural light conditions. We also have an online colour advice team and a Colour Design Service if you prefer a design professional to help curate your space.
Whether you’re thinking of using colours from the Dulux Colour Forecast 2024, or just looking for the right white, we know that choosing colours can be tricky. Why not try one of our Dulux colour services to help you with your decision and give you confidence in your colour choice.
Dulux sample pots, swatches and colour stickers help visualise your paint colour and test it under different light sources to help determine the perfect choice for you.Order sample pots, stickers and swatches online-->
Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux sample pots, stickers and A4 colour swatches.