Pushing boundaries, even more, we have looked at the Dulux’s colour trends for 2017. Particularly the Chroma range has caught our eye.

Post-modern references have been very much spot on for the last few years being very colourful and design driven. Striking colour combination, highly chromatic, playful and imaginative concepts full of colour layering and illusion were the basis behind the Dulux Chroma range. Colour blocking, in particular, seems to have a strong comeback in 2017.

The See Sight colour is not one of the most obvious colour choices from the Chroma range as it can appear quite overbearing. Sea Sight colour is very summery, immediately brightening up the room when used in the space.

Painting the walls or ceilings half way through, in bold geometric patterns or in combination with monochrome outlines will guarantee a bold statement.

To push the boundaries even further, quirky furniture, accessories and lighting will complement the scheme to enhance the overall concept. Adding block colours to otherwise plain pieces will immediately add personality to an old and tired joinery or furniture items.

We love working with DULUX colours due to their wide range of colour choices.

Our favourite  DULUX range similar to DULUX Sea Sight are DULUX 89BG37/353 & DULUX 98BG26/393.



DULUX 89BG37/353 & DULUX 98BG26/393



The sea sight colour works really nicely on partly painted walls not to overbear the space entirely.

The main reason why we are focusing on this colour range is the fact that Sea Sight colour fits well into the concept of colour blocking. A combination of blocks of  saturated colours alongside with softer greyer tones create intriguing and eye-catching interior spaces.

Updating the cupboard doors by painting blocks of saturated colour in an organised pattern will add a personality to an ordinary item. Be bold and brave and the end result will be a guaranteed success.


Partly painted wall in Dulux Sea Sight colour


Geometric feature wall










The colour Raspberry comes from the red colour family group and became quite fashionable recently.

The Raspberry colour is not one of the most obvious choices for any interior space or accessory. It is a playful and summery colour that brightens up any space immediately but can be quite overbearing.

We love working with DULUX colours due to their wide range of colour choices.

Our favourite Raspberry DULUX range: DULUX 84RR13/471   & DULUX 80RR12/516


Our favourite Raspberry DULUX range: DULUX 84RR13/471 & DULUX 80RR12/516


Due to its vibrancy, we would recommend using raspberry on a feature wall or a feature piece of furniture with quite a demure background so all the focus falls onto the feature furniture or wall. Raspberry works very nicely with grey tones, blues or neutrals. For our braver clients, we would point out a combination of raspberry, teal with hints of yellow as per below image on the mood board.

A more subtle way of incorporating raspberry into your interior is with soft furnishings. You can find some beautiful, colourful ray of accessories and soft furnishings on Bluebellgray website. Any of these will brighten up your space immediately, add extra hints of colour and refresh the environment.

Dinky accent chair by is a delicate piece of furniture with brass legs that will work well in a living room or bedroom spaces.  Have you thought of an oversized floor lamp painted in this sweet colour? We think that this particular combination is definitely fabulous. Check out below images for inspiration.



Abstract Rug with hint of raspberry by Bluebellgray



Dinky accent chair by



Oversized Floor lamp by









The Emerald Green colour evokes a feeling of  rich, beautiful almost regal qualities. It is a warm colour with depth which gives it more refined and elegant characteristics.

Emerald Green colour is a tone of green that is particularly bright and rich, the name derives from the appearance of the Emerald gemstone. Due to its eye-catching characteristic,  one would not consider using it in a regular domestic environment.

We love working with DULUX colours due to their wide range of colour choices.

Our favourite Emerald Green DULUX range: DULUX50GG18/353   & DULUX70GG09/223


DULUX 50GG18/353 & DULUX 70GG09/223



Maybe a slightly unusual colour choice, but have you ever considered using emerald green as a colour choice for your kitchen joinery cabinets? Opting for a strong colour for the joinery will instantly create a focal point for your room. When choosing a strong colour, simplify the design to balance the overall effect. This type of green works really well with reds, blues, or a neutral colour palette.

Painting the wall in a slightly darker tone of emerald green will create a cosy and calming background for a study environment, libraries or hallways.

Soft furnishing in this colour will add a touch of luxury. This is one of those colours that evokes luxury and sophistication instantly. In combination with metallics, marble or any natural stones you are on the road to a beautiful design.

Not to mention our favourite, tiles. You can find a variety of bathroom or kitchen tiles that are simply beautiful.



Emerald Green bathroom flooring tiles




Emerald colour overload







Dijon is a dark, richer version of the colour yellow.

The colour psychology of yellow says that it is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colour, yellow inspires original thinking and inquisitiveness. Similar characteristics can be considered when thinking of the Dijon colour.

Dijon, as one of the mustard family, encourages creativity. From a mental aspect, it is a colour of new ideas that helps us to find inspiration. Dijon would be one of the best choices to consider  when adding a bit of spice to our lives, confidence and optimism.

We love working with DULUX colours due to their wide range of colour choices.

Our favourite Dijon DULUX range: DULUX 40YY38/643 & DULUX 45YY51/758


DULUX 40YY38/643 & DULUX 45YY51/758


Bold in its richness, Dijon is one of those colours that might not be everybody’s cup of tea. A select few of our clients took the brave step and embraced it in their interiors.

In our Ballsbridge Residence, we have used a mustard sofa throw & cushion to bring a strong accent colour to predominantly navy blue library room. The dijon worked really well in combination with various blue tones that were used throughout the room.

In our Wicklow Residence, a mustard armchair brightened up space and worked really nicely with the natural materials like timber and stone.

We would recommend using various tones of mustard colour with neutrals or blues. If you are aiming for something unusual and daring, opt in for a pattern mustard wallpaper. Wallpaper can be used on a feature wall or as the background for wall shelves. This little trick will instantly add an interest to your room.






Get The Look – Green Dream

Green Dream


Bedding, H&M

Blankets, H&M


Colour, Dulux Hepburn Blue

Plant, Plant Life

Painting Inspiration

When it comes to paint there are endless possibilities to update any home.. You can play it safe and paint the walls a fresh new shade for an instant uplift, or go brave taking inspiration from some of our ‘outside the box’ painting ideas!

Paint is a cost effective, quick and easy way to inject personality and colour into any space. Be brave and take a risk, if it doesn’t work simply paint it again but 9 times out of 10 the risk will pay off giving you a unique interior and a talking point when you have friends over.

From colour blocking to pops of neon and geometric designs to watercolour murals the key is to be playful! Use paint to define spaces, highlight areas and draw attention to key pieces. Check out the full colour range from Dulux with a wide selection of bold, bright and neutral colours you will find the perfect shade for any project.

Our Painting Inspiration board will get you thinking about paint in a different light..

Follow Kingston Lafferty Design’s board Possibilities with Paint on Pinterest.