This shade is one of my favourite colours in the spectrum. There’s masses of it in my wardrobe and it’s only a matter of time before it reaches my walls. I am particularly in love with this image below pairing it with a strong charcoal which just tones it down a little and adds a little edge.
At a dinner hosted by Dulux earlier this year all the guests were given a pot of paint taken from colours used on our blogs and combined with analysis done by the Dulux gurus. Mine was basically this colour. Which does, if I’m honest, take its cue largely from the newspaper where I work, but the resulting paint was a lot more subtle and beautiful than that.
It also came with a photograph of moi on the lid which helped enormously in its personal appeal, I will admit. I have created this collage, not (just!) so you can look at me, but to show you how this colour works with different backgrounds: chalky white, reclaimed wood, charcoal and stainless steel. My paint is actually Thai Magic 4 (for anyone who wants some). But it’s not a million miles away from the idea of Copper Blush.
Also, when Pantone announced this time last year that its colour for 2014 was that godawful Radiant Orchid, I immediately made a Pinterest Board called My Suggestions for Colour of the Year 2014, which, as you can see, includes a large number of blush paint images.
I also included some black/charcoal which is a brilliant foil for this soft pink colour as well as some rather gorgeous pale green – well Dulux chose teal for their 2014 colour so I like to think I’m pretty much on the curve if not completely ahead of it, she said modestly.
These pictures are from Dulux, who say their choice of colour reflects emerging social, economic and design trends around the world.
Louise Tod, the senior global colour designer at Dulux says: “The theme for the 12th edition of Colour Futures is about finding new, subtle ways to add colour to our lives, whether that is through exploring under-utilised spaces, in our relationships with each other or in the environment around us.
“Replacing the cool blues and greens of recent years, the colour palette for 2015 brings a warmer spectrum of pinks, reds and oranges, reflecting a more positive global outlook. Copper Blush – a versatile, warm copper colour with an orange tone – has been named as Colour of the Year for 2015.”
Rebecca Williamson, Senior Colour Design & Content Manager at Dulux, comments: “All research points to this orangey, coppery tone, as witnessed at global events from Stockholm and Milan to Shanghai, metallic colour tones are playing an increasingly important role in modern design.
“Great on its own, the colour also combines perfectly with pinks, neutrals, whites and other orange hues, as well as metallic colours such as gold. It also beautifully complements wood tones and can be brought to life by flesh pinks and earthy tones of clay”.
Or, to put it more simply: It really comes alive combined with flesh pink, clay toned neutrals, a tiny touch of bright yellow, crisp whites, wood tones and, of course, copper and brass.
What will you paint?