Wattyl colour trends forecast 2018

Wattyl’s colour trends forecast for 2018 capture the collective mood for domestic environments that feel both safe and nurturing. In a fast-paced world of hi-tech; fake news; and increasing pollution, Wattyl sees our interior spaces as sanctuaries, personal havens in which to refocus and re-balance.

Wattyl has monitored and analysed the global trends, looked at living behaviour and design styles and translated them into four colour palettes that reflect the collective mood for spaces that feel both safe and embracing.

Wattyl colour trends forecast
Wattyl colour trend Nowstalgia palette


Wattyl colour trends forecast…. a desire to return to the time when life was simple and optimism ruled.  The look echoes mid-century modern design of Palm Springs with a hint of luxe!

Wattyl colour trends forecast
Wattyl colour trend Grounded palette


Wattyl colour trends forecast….reflects our desire to gain meaning and purpose in our lives, whereby we make value-based decisions on our lifestyle and regain a connection to the environment. Botanical and mineral palettes set the scene.

Wattyl colour trends forecast
Wattyl colour trend Mood Monitor palette

Mood Monitor

Wattyl colour trends forecast….reconnecting with ourselves, taking time to reset and strengthen our bodies and minds.  All are key focuses in this fast-paced world. Colour and light stimulate our dormant senses and we can breathe.

Wattyl colour trends forecast
Wattyl colour trend The Slow Down palette

The Slow Down

Wattyl colour trends forecast….JOMO, the joy of missing out.  We are searching for ways of slowing down in a bid to manage our connected and busy lives.  We want to spend more time at home, the fear of missing out is no more!  Colours are soft and quiet.

Wattyl’s predictions are based on extensive global research into lifestyles and the multiple factors affecting a sense of place and wellbeing. Findings point to an increased focus on the home being considered a refuge, a place to retreat from the fast pace of everyday life and recharge.  FOMO (fear of missing out) has been replaced by JOMO (joy of missing out)!

And while each of us is increasingly dependent on technology, the research suggests a growing sense of nostalgia; a yearning for simpler times as a counterbalance to the clamour and pace of the outside world.

The 2018 Colour Palettes are available in Wattyl’s ultra premium id Interior low VOC paints – Contemporary Matt, Luxury Low Sheen, Silky Satin and Advanced Low Sheen.

For more information visit colourtrends.wattyl.com.au