Dulux has recently announced their Colour Forecast for 2023 and it’s safe to say that we’re obsessed!

The colour forecast is released annually by Dulux, and is curated based on the predicted trends in Australian design for the upcoming year. The Dulux team delve into fashion, furniture, nature, and both local and global trend reports, in order to compile three glorious colour palettes for us all to lust over ever year.

The Dulux Colour Forecast for 2023 comprises three emotive palettes inspired by our need to reconnect with nature, desire for balance and calm, as well as reviving our spirits with joy and play.”


“With so much uncertainty and loss of control, there is a need to restore the balance and a sense of calm in our lives. In a post-pandemic world, some of us are needing the reassurance of rules and parameters. Beauty that is underpinned by structure reassures us. The allure of the ocean and its untapped potential draws us in and allows its calming effect to wash over us. Elegant and refined, the harmonious lines of waves and the movement of the sea inspire colour and pattern in our interiors.”

Featuring calming soft pastels and cool seaside hues, the balance palette is grounded by a strong, deep garnet and moody graphite.


A home with a connection to the outdoors has become vital to our wellbeing. Technology has provided us with a new freedom; we no longer need to live in the cities and the suburbs to work – allowing the move to rural settings where we can reconnect with nature. We look for sustainability, authenticity and meaning in the items we choose to connect to and surround ourselves with at home. Decor has a raw beauty featuring imperfections to honour the process of making.

The connect palette features gentle earthy tones and soft natural hues, accented with deeper warm browns and greys.


The Revive palette is creative and joyful, featuring soft blue and lilac used alongside vibrant emerald green, warm yellow and accents of playful pink and purple. With a need to feel secure and empowered we unleash our creativity and set ourselves free from regulations.
Our individual style emerges as we reject past constraints, resulting in a joyful collision of colour and pattern. The freedom of the metaverse allows for creative expression while the power of play has the ability to heal.
Revive is a clash of modern and revived styles from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70 and ’80s. Patterns are graphic, funky, wavy, checkered, pixellated and geometric.”

Adding in some playfulness and vibrancy, the revive palette features bright, bold colours, accompanied by softer pastel tones of blue and lilac.

What do you think of the 2023 colour forecast? What shades are you absoutely dying to see in your own home? Let us know in the comments!!