Calming Colours

By Megan George
Melbourne

About this Curation

Dulux and Wattyl have released their paint trends for 2021! After the challenging year we've all experienced, it's no surprise that both brands are focusing on colours to help us heal and relax.


Dulux has introduced 3 palettes: Retreat, Nourish and Reset.
Retreat is a palette of warm whites, brown-based neutrals and dusty blues that conveys a sense of a soft luxury, alongside vintage-inspired tones of burgundy and deep ocean blue.
Nourish features warm neutrals of buff, sage, tan and muted ochre.
Reset is our dose of hope and optimism, with rich blue, coral, warm rusty pinks and terracotta hinting at 70s nostalgia.


Wattyl's Colour Antidote follows a similar vein. They've forecasted four colour palettes for the upcoming year:
Nourishing Earth Tones of warm browns, honey, forest green and denim blue.
Uplifting Lights, a palette of rose pink, mint green, soft grey and pale mauve.
Shadowy Darks in shades of charcoal, forest green, dark denim and deep red.
Humble Whites which are infused with warm, beige off-white tones.


This curation draws upon both palettes and will help round off that 2021 sanctuary we're excited to escape to.

About the Curator

Megan is Bluethumb's Content Coordinator and handles all things photography related. The voice behind Bluethumb's social media and blogs, she is a core part of the curatorial team and leads the weekly newsletters. She holds photography dear to her heart, with a background as a freelance photographer herself.


Melbourne born and bred, her days at Bluethumb are filled with many coffees, cuddles from the resident canine companions and of course, spending more $ than is sensible on stunning art.

76cm (W) x 84cm (H)
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$15,150
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102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
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81cm (W) x 101.5cm (H)
Photograph
$1,450
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
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$740
80cm (W) x 54cm (H)
Photograph
$380
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$340
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81cm (W) x 122cm (H)
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91cm (W) x 61cm (H)
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$380
101.5cm (W) x 101.5cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,600
76cm (W) x 56cm (H)
Drawings
$920
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,990
30.5cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
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$400