Dulux colour predictions for this autumn indicate a shift from the traditional palette, with blended shades of orange and pink revealing a contemporary bias.

While golds and warmer hues of rich reds and faded oranges will still be popular, Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr says there is an emerging trend for brighter bursts of colour. Hues in punchy oranges and pinks are predicted to be used by homeowners this autumn, drawing on the global fusion of tribal aesthetics and exotic mix borrowed from many cultures. Andrea adds that whites are also warming up in the forecast. 

Trending colours this year include hues from the recently released Digital Nomads palette, as part of Dulux’s 2014 Colour Forecast, ‘Future Tribes’. Andrea picks Dulux Mexican Standoff to instantly invigorate any space with a pop of colour. 

Andrea’s tips for homeowners using colour this autumn are to introduce block colours in bright and deep hues for a quick impact in the space, and to not be afraid of combining these colours and introduce soft furnishings in darker and moody hues.

Dulux Mexican Standoff is an invigorating colour, a contemporary change from traditional autumnal hues. 

Dulux Goldie is a fun and bold colour that creates warmth. Combine this with a combination of deeper reds to enrich the space. 

Dulux Morocco is an earth-inspired hue that is luscious and can establish a sense of wellbeing. 

Dulux Red Stop is a rich, deep red that is perfect with dark timbers, to help create an inviting space. 

Dulux Curd is an ochre-inspired white that complements bold and rich colours.