From the sky and water to our most loved pair of jeans, blue truly is the colour of everyday life. And for 2017, our panel of design and trend experts has selected it for Dulux's Colour of the Year too; introducing Denim Drift.
This greyish blue goes with anything, from soft neutrals to mustard yellow. We've also given Denim Drift its very own palette of tonal shades to make it even easier to use at home. And like a trusty stonewashed denim jacket, you can style it however you like to create your own unique look.
Here are three ideas to get you started:
We can't think of a better shade to set the tone for a calm and soothing living space to relax in than Denim Drift. It works beautifully with neutral tones that you might already have in your space too, such as upholstery or curtains. Team it with neutral materials and textured fabrics and accessories to create a soft and cosy sanctuary.
Dotty For Blue
To inject a little fun into your space try this polka dot grid for size. Use shades from the Denim Drift palette, or pick and mix your own combinations. This Pop Art-like effect works well in contemporary spaces - use it in little alcoves to frame the space, or for larger areas play with the sze of your dots to match the scale of your room.
Divide and Conquer
To create an on-trend, contemporary look, give this two-tone effect a go. Pick a darker blue for the bottom section of the wall, and use Denim Drift for the lighter upper section to create a graphic and crisp alternative to a splashback. You can use this effect in other rooms too - make your dividing line a little lower than halfway up the wall and it'll also help to make your room feel loftier and more spacious too.
Need more inspiration? Check out our Blues hub.