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Bring some tranquility to your home with these trending paint colours

Take comfort in the restorative colours from the new Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 and bring some much-needed tranquility into your home with paint colour

After such an uncertain year where nothing can be taken for granted, being able to soothe our souls and restore our spirits is a priority for many of us. The Restore palette from the influential Dulux Colour Forecast for 2022 explores this very idea and offers us a chance to reset and do exactly this in our home environment.
The Restore palette revolves around gentle, earthy neutrals, offset with rugged natural tones such as buttercream, pumice, an airy blue, clay, rich forest green, moss and purple-black. These colours reflect the restrained minimalism we're hankering for right now and really are balm for our senses, providing a soft backdrop to mute the constant changes in our lives right now.
"The palette is inspired by our innate need for comfort and connection," says Davina Harper, Dulux Colour Specialist.
"Our homes have become our sanctuary. After spending so much time at home this year we want colours that are soft, soothing and easy to live with."
The soft pink and brown tones of Dulux Lauder is a case in point, as is Dulux Narrow Neck Half, a dreamy neutral that provides the space in which to take refuge and recharge. After all, that is what our homes are for.
With more than 1000 colours in Dulux Colours of New Zealand that echo the landscapes and urban areas across the country, it's easy to discover a palette that will speak to you.
To explore more colours or order up to four free Large Colour Swatches visit dulux.co.nz/colourforecast
Styling: Bree Leech, Photgrapher: Lisa Cohen, Artwork: "Blushing movements" by Felicity Lea