What is the legacy we leave behind? Every day we tread the tightrope of time, pulled forward by hot, new trends and futuristic technologies. But there’s no ignoring our past, the ultimate symbol of elegance and time-honoured tradition. Legacy brings the past and present into timeless harmony with an eclectic mix of influences. Artwork: 'Orphelia Ritual One', Figgoscope Curates. Colours featured: Dulux Shepherd's Warning and Dulux Federation Brown.
Looking to learn from traditional crafts and techniques, Legacy takes iconic forms and elegant looks and marries them with modern statements of style. It calls up history’s most cherished classics and icons and adapts them to fit a new, modern vision.
A captivating palette of saturated hues ranging from pale pinks through to corals and grounded with soft lilacs and mauves. Accents of red, blue and green create an eye-catching contrast.
Saturated hues are tempered by paler shades such as West Plains and Pink Linen Half, creating a perfect backdrop to an intermingling of old-world charm and new-world chic.
Rich, bold colour can be a powerful decorating tool. For a tonally immersive experience, call on variations within the same colour family. Here we’ve graduated from the rich red of Dulux Gimblett Rd, through to the softer pinks of Dulux Pink Linen Half.
Featured: Orphelia Ritual One art print, Figgoscope Curates
Pinks are versatile, uplifting and easy to decorate with. From serene and sophisticated to deep and jewelled, pinks can brighten up a space in your home. Muted soft, powdery and subtle pinks are perfect for creating a tranquil space in nurseries and bedrooms or as an accent in a room whilst dusty pinks can add interest and work beautifully as a feature wall colour. Hot pinks can be bright and cheerful, great for features inside and out. Deeper pinks are ideal for highlighting key details and perfect for your front door.
You may fall in love with a fabric, an artwork or the embroidery on your favourite cushion; try sourcing your wall colour from these most-loved elements. Here we feature Deep Aqua, inspired by this botanical patterned bed linen.
Greens range from yellow citrus greens through to blue-greens such as teals. Lighter muted greens can add a peaceful and relaxed feel to a room whilst citrus and brighter lime greens can liven up a space. Greens are versatile and easy to live with and can be used on the inside and outside of your home.
Purple hues such as Hothouse Orchid and Purple Verbena can exude a certain luxury when paired with pieces that balance elegance and austerity with elements of the precious and plush.
Purples are luxurious and can feel either warm or cool, depending on the undertones. They can be elegant and can feel quite formal in deeper, darker tones. In lighter or more muted shades they can give the impression of a casual and more relaxed setting. Purples can be used in bedrooms, playrooms, formal living and dining spaces. They can also help create a dramatic mood as a hallway or entry colour, especially in the darker tones.
The Dulux Colour Forecast is about more than colour, it helps bring trends to life in your home through styling and accessories. Here we take you through key elements and styling tips for the Legacy trend.
The Legacy trend mixes up design references and takes inspiration from a whole range of eras in order to create something new. Celebrating iconic designs through the re-release of a classic piece, like this Featherston Expo Talking chair, is a perfect example of how Legacy pays homage to its past, with a vision to the future. Artwork credit: ‘Sometimes Left Wanting’ original artwork by Helen McCullagh, Fenton & Fenton
Use your existing spaces to prompt new decorating ideas. Details like this beautiful leadlight window can be a great source of inspiration. The colours of the Legacy palette are drawn from these more traditional features, but can appear more contemporary when used in a bold way.
Featured: ‘Mustard’ original painting by Stacey Rees & ‘Sculpture 13’ original sculpture by Mark Alsweiler, Modern Times; ‘Ovoid II’ original artwork by Nick Horan, Hub Furniture
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 and Large Colour Swatches.