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Dulux Colour Forecast 2023 – Balance, Connect, Revive

Dulux Colour Forecast 2023 – Balance, Connect, Revive

Finding our centre and well-being is an important aspect of life. To inspire us, the Dulux Colour Forecast for 2023 comprises three emotive palettes that help us reconnect with nature, introduce balance and calm, and revitalise our spirit with joy and play. Strol has a wide range of stunningly designed products that can be styled to suit the look you want. Products like Strol SmartScreens, SureWall, and GardenStax can all be painted and stained to your taste, allowing you to reinvigorate the feel of your home. 

Creating the perfect space – How do it? What do I use? How do I start?

It starts with colour. The Balance, Connect and Revive themes are designed to help create your sanctuary, a place where you’ll feel comfortable being your best self. Each colour palette has 12 options to choose from, which allows your imagination to have no limits when beautifying your home.  

Balance is key


The Balance colour palette features delicate pastels, oceanic hues such as soft greens, and deep moody teals and blues, punctuated with accents of deep garnet and near black.  

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Achieving balance in life starts at home. It is what keeps us calm and comfortable. By creating a naturally beautiful space, we invoke a sense of harmony. With one colour or a combination of many, the Balance colour palette will create a comforting sanctuary that you will look forward to each time you come home.  


Create an ideal colour combination by mixing light, soft tones, with bold, strong colours, achieving a true balance you can enjoy at home. Bring the beach to you by creating a decking area that resembles being by the sea. Use SureWall retaining walls to enclose your backyard, then paint it with Kimberley Sea to reflect deep watery hues. Add in some decking chairs customised with Deep Garnet, and you have a beachy backyard vibe with a hint of class and sophistication for the summer. 

Connect where the heart is 


The Connect palette features soft, earthy neutrals and naturals, muted greens, and wheat yellows, combined with accents of warm deep brown, grey and charcoal. 

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These colours resonate a sense of belonging. Whether it’s connecting with nature, creating a comfortable place for friends and whanau to be, or reminding us of people or places that we long to revisit or see, the Connect colour palette grounds us in a similar way to walking barefoot on the beach or wandering through native bush. With 12 colours that can be combined in any way, the Connect colour palette will help bring your calming influences in. 

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Connect even further with our range of New Zealand nature inspired decorative screens. Each screen panel can be painted the colour of your choice. As well as decorative artwork for walls both indoors and out, SmartScreens can be used as privacy or shade screens in your garden or patios at home. Enhance your New Zealand inspired screen by painting your wall with Waitangi, a natural beige with brown and green undertones. Ideal as a main wall colour or accent both indoors and out, Waitangi is the perfect tone to complement the entire Strol SmartScreen range.   

Revive, rejuvenate


Rejuvenating your home can also rejuvenate your soul. By reviving lack-lustre, drab colours and making them happy and vibrant, we lift our outlook on life, see positive changes in the world, and within ourselves. With the Revive colour palette, you can create your own sense of positivity. Featuring soft blue and lilac, playful pink and purple, warm yellow and vibrant emerald-green, the Revive colour palette is designed to give you the freedom to create your own happiness at home.

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The 12 colours allow for a multitude of joyful, vibrant combinations, and there are no limits, rules or regulations when it comes to freedom of artistic expression. Gardening promotes relaxation, enjoyment, satisfaction and joy. Revive both your spirit and garden with Strol GardenStax, which can easily be customised with any colour. 

Celebrate! Purple Celebration is a vibrant colour that brings your entire garden area to life. Combined with GardenStax, you can create a beautifully painted, raised garden bed in minutes. Watch your plants grow in style, or create a royal flower bed, for that extra touch of colour. For the surrounding area, Okarito is a cool, fresh white, making it perfect for modern, open-plan spaces. Mix in the warmth and freshness of Tata Beach, and you have a beautiful garden area that not only effectively grows your plants but remains aesthetically pleasing. 


So what are you waiting for? Transform your home into a sanctuary with the Dulux Colour Forecast for 2023. Find the colours you love and go crazy, because creativity knows no limits. For more information about where to buy the colours for your project, visit the Dulux website, or to check out where you can buy the Strol product range, visit our retailers page.