Dulux recently announced their Colour of the Year for 2018, Pictured Rocks, also known as Nordic Sails 2 10YR 28/072 and there’s no denying that it’s absolutely beautiful! We came up with a few nifty ideas for incorporating this gorgeous tone into our homes, thereby infusing them with a cosy ambience. And we’ve also partnered with Dulux and some other much-loved brands to bring you one of our prettiest home makeover giveaways yet.
Introducing the Dulux 2018 Colour of the Year
Nowadays, we can access nearly any type of information with just one click or swipe, thanks to the power of technology. However, we are still swamped with countless tasks and can never be entirely sure of which challenges the next day will bring. We wish for a haven of comfort, where we can escape the mayhem surrounding us and renew ourselves.
Dulux’s 2018 Colour of the Year makes our wish a reality. Although named Heart Wood on an international level, you’ll see that it’s called Pictured Rocks when stepping into a South African store. This tone embodies the warmth of organic wood, which makes our homes welcoming during times of uncertainty.
The colour palette inspired by Pictured Rocks is multipurpose and convenient, featuring muted cocoa flowing into stronger hues of ink blue and purple.
How We Used Pictured Rocks in Our Homes
We played around with Pictured Rocks to explore new ways of jazzing up our homes. Here are our top three, easy ideas that you can try:
1. Table Fit for a Feast
Design a tasteful yet simplistic tablescape by combining pure white crockery and clear glassware with blush linen. Bring a hint of femininity to the table by popping a branch of pretty blossoms into a tall vase. If you like, you could also showcase a more luscious arrangement of various blooms, displaying neutrals, pinks and blues.
2. Blending Wood with Greenery
Create a cute nook to lounge in using a bare wooden bench, decorated with a few patterned scatter cushions. For the backdrop, paint the wall in a shade from the Pictured Rocks colour palette. A classy option for a light hue is 30YR 49/097 Nomadic Glow 3. If you prefer a darker tone, how about 90RR 16/095 Maraschino Mocha 3?
3. Get Crafty by Going the DIY Route
If you’ve got a few old frames lying around, refresh them with a lick of white paint before dipping them into a different paint tone of your choice. Alternatively, let loose by splattering a myriad of colours onto a blank canvas to produce your own artwork, which you can proudly exhibit.
You can WIN and Adorn Your Home!
One lucky reader will be walking away with a mini home makeover! The prize consists of:
- 10 x 5l tins of Dulux paint, in each of the shades of the Pictured Rocks colour palette. That’s 50l altogether!
- R5 000 homeware voucher from Country Road
- A signature round casserole dish from Le Creuset
- R2 000 voucher from Stodels to add more greenery to your life
So, what are you waiting for? Enter below to enjoy the visual splendour of Pictured Rocks and more! This competition opens on the 9th of October 2017 and closes at 5pm (SA time) on Tuesday the 17th of October 2017.
See the full Terms & Conditions for this giveaway over here.