As the year comes to an end, thoughts turn to the design trends that’ll be dominating our homes in 2017.

You might have already seen a sneak peak of our Colour of the Year, Denim Drift and its lovely spectrum of supporting colour palettes but a new year means there’s also a few fresh approaches to combining colours and using them in our homes.

Read on to discover the trends and colours you need to know about.

trends to try 2017 leafy greens

1. Leafy greens

We’re increasingly interested in connecting with nature in our everyday lives, so what better way of getting our green fix than with this rich, foliage-inspired palette. Deep lush greens both for walls and furniture are popping up everywhere. And of course, this means plenty of greenery and indoor planting at home.

Get the look

Create the tranquil look in your home using a rich Fortune Green, Tumbled Grass and team with neutrals or soulful purples... Accessories wise, mirror mother nature and use natural textiles, organic materials and soft furnishings with botanical motifs.

trends to try 2017 power pastels

2. Power pastels

Sugary-sweet pastels have been given a beautifully contemporary makeover for 2017. These soft, muted shades are hotter than ever, but make sure you team them with one or two punchy bright shades to lift the palette and add a contemporary twist. Just the scheme to create a fun and playful space that works for the whole family.

Get the look

Make your walls part of the conversation with a pastel perfect stripey feature wall in [Sunset Kiss] [Wise Diamond](https://www.dulux.co.uk/en/colour-details/sunset-kiss), Tea Story, Pale Peony, Chic Lilac and for the punchy accent, go for a zesty Sicilian Lime.

trends to try 2017 monotoning

3. Tonal layering

Tonal layering is when varying shades of the same colour family are used together. By exploring tone-on-tone combinations, such as the grey-blue of Denim Drift, our Colour of the Year, with a rich, dark blue such as Indigo Shade you can create a look that has a calm and harmonious feel.

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Try your freehand skills to recreate this (really easy-peasy to do) look. Grab a brush and use Borrowed Blue to repeat decorative patterns such as swirls and oversized circles.

trends to try 2017 space zoning

4. Flexible spaces

The boundary between work life and home life is more blurred than ever, meaning we’re needing our homes to be as multi-functional as possible. Whether your home is too short on space for a dedicated home office, or your living room doubles as a homework den on weeknights, creating fluid areas in your home with distinct functions can help you make your home work harder. Paint techniques and clever layouts can help create a space that inspires both work and play.

Get the look

This living room has a calming two-tone wall using Denim Drift and Muted Blush with a dark Cobalt Night along the dado rails. A lick of bright and energizing Mustard Blanket mentally and physically separates the room from living room to ‘study space’. Now all you’d need to update your study scenery is a stylish desk, lamp and you’re ready to go.

trends to try 2017 back to basics

5. Back to basics

Your home should be a sanctuary, somewhere you can escape to that feels calm and relaxing. In 2017 there will be a renewed focus on pale and neutral palettes, lovely tactile fabrics, and natural materials to create the feeling of getting away busy, tech-dominated lives. This versatile, neutral palette allows the textures and beautiful materials to take centre stage and stimulate the senses.

Get the look

Use soft neutrals like Walnut Cake against crisp whites along the window frames and ceiling. To complete the look, add a few well-chosen and gorgeous-to-touch extras like a cashmere throw or a solid wood table.

Get to know Colour of the Year 2017, Denim Drift and it’s colour palette or see how the the colours look on your wall using the visualiser app.

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