Copper Blush

Copper Blush, the key colour for 2015, reflects this movement as a beautifully heart-warming shade with real depth which creates an easy to live with atmosphere but with a touch of elegance.

You can find products in this colour by clicking the colour chip below.

Co-ordinating colours

This palette offers a suggestion of the colours our experts would match with Copper Blush, to help create a room which is perfect for you. Be inspired by our Colour of the Year at: www.facebook.com/dulux

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Colour trend forecasting

‘Copper Blush’, was predicted as the Colour of the Year following extensive research by a 20-strong panel of global colour and trend experts who specialise in different areas of colour use, brought together by Dulux parent company, AkzoNobel. Collectively the team scours the globe, exploring a broad range of different cultures and industries including interiors, fashion, beauty, design and even social and economic influences.

Colour of the Year 2015

Marianne Shillingford

Creative Director

On the horizon of gutsy colour we see rich smokey teal giving way to warmer tones of copper and the sultry colours of a parched natural landscape. Watch this space.

Mineral colours in all their glory from the complex neutrals to robust glowing hues have been developing as strong trends in colour over the past few years. In 2014 we saw a rich teal with the characteristics of oxidised copper and for 2015 that layer of oxidation is removed to reveal the beautiful glowing metal beneath. Hotter colours like gutsy baked clay, rich ochre yellows and deep burnt sand are set to be big in the coming year in both fashion and interiors and luckily they are the perfect partners to whatever shade of grey you choose to live with.

Colour of the Year 2015

Rebecca Williamson

Senior Colour Design and Content Manager

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.

Colour of the Year 2015

Louise Tod

Senior Global Colour Designer

It really comes alive combined with flesh pink, clay toned neutral, a tiny touch of bright yellow, crisp whites, wood tones and of course copper

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.

Our colour of the year for 2015 breathes warmth into interiors.

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor - The Face of Copper Blush

Singer, song-writer and Strictly Come Dancing starlet Sophie Ellis-Bextor has been announced as the face of ‘Copper Blush’ - the 2015 Colour of the Year.

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Sophie dazzles in the release of a stylised film and stunning series of photography that depicts her waking in the morning in a contemporary boudoir setting then discovering Copper Blush surrounding her and breathing warmth into the room.

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Copper Blush celebrates ‘finding the wonderful in the normal’ and ‘discovering the magical in the everyday’, as such we see Sophie Ellis-Bextor welcoming a new day and a new dawn in a beautifully dreamlike film and selection of still photography.

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‘Copper Blush’, was predicted as the Colour of the Year following extensive research by a 20-strong panel of global colour and trend experts who specialise in different areas of colour use, brought together by Dulux parent company, AkzoNobel. Collectively the team scours the globe, exploring a broad range of different cultures and industries including interiors, fashion, beauty, design and even social and economic influences.

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Rebecca Williamson, Dulux Senior Colour, Design & Content Manager, comments: “Copper is a true fashion and interiors favourite for 2015, already making its mark on recent star-studded red carpet appearances and global design events from Stockholm and Milan to Shanghai. The beautifully balanced and dynamic shade of ‘Copper Blush’ suits Sophie’s personality and style effortlessly. Our Colour of the Year breathes warmth into life and Sophie is the perfect choice to showcase the power of colour in this captivating shoot.”

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor, comments: “Copper really is everywhere at the moment and totally on trend so it’s no surprise that ‘Copper Blush’ is this year’s Colour of the Year. This shade is full of warmth and it was a real pleasure to wake up in such a beautifully styled bedroom setting. I’m also a personal fan of Emily Dickinson’s work and to speak her words in the film was really special to me.”

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Taking inspiration from the coppery hues of Pre-Raphaelite muses, the model and mother of three bathes in sunlight and recreates the pose of ‘Flaming June’ – the painting produced by Sir Frederic Leighton in 1895.

The Film

Singer, song-writer and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ starlet Sophie Ellis-Bextor has been announced as the face of ‘Copper Blush’ - the 2015 Colour of the Year as predicted by the trends team at leading paint brand, Dulux.

The Making of The Film

See behind-the-scenes footage of Sophie Ellis-Bextor filming 'Colour of the Year'.