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How to Use Copper Blush in Residential Spaces

How to Use Copper Blush in Residential Spaces

As we near the last quarter of the year, we're looking back at how our Colour of the Year 2015, Copper Blush, has made an impact in design projects over the last 9 months.

Each year, our Colour of the Year is selected by colour experts to resonate, tap into and reflect how we're living and working in our spaces, but we also try to create colour trends with longevity. Take, for example, the success of Copper Blush; the shade is in the current Professional Colour Guide and will continue to be there for 2016, so it truly is a colour trend that'll live on well past its Colour of the Year moment in the spotlight.

And it would appear that interior design duo, Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, agree. Also known as 2 Lovely Gays, Jordan and Russell have used Copper Blush throughout this London home to magnificent effect. Here, they tell us a bit about the project and their approach to the scheme.

What made you choose Copper Blush for this project?

We generally try to avoid trends as we are big believers in timeless design, however we had wanted to use a terracotta tone for a while and Copper Blush is the perfect shade! It's a new neutral for us and is a more masculine tone compared to some blush pinks. It goes with everything!

How did you approach designing the scheme?

Design wise, we took a lot of inspiration from the brutalist building itself. We wanted to contrast the original concrete ceilings and teak doors yet still have a feeling of glamour. We were hugely inspired by the Warhol painting of Joan Collins and Dynasty with a hint of Mad Men!

In your opinion, what's the most successful part of the finished project?

We love the vintage bedroom suite. It was worn-out teal suede and we had it reupholstered in a gorgeous navy-blue velvet - a perfect pairing with Copper Blush.

Did you use any other Dulux colours in the design?

We used varying tones of Copper Blush, lighter and darker, alongside the main colour in this project to create movement and layers. This adds subtle interest and gives the overall home a coherence and sophistication.

Any tips for using Copper Blush in residential projects?

Think of copper blush as a neutral. For us it's a great replacement for the recent obsession with grey. It goes with almost every colour. We are currently working on a project where we are using it with red and burgundy - it looks fab! It's a warm tone so it can also be paired with deep blues and cool greens.

Images: Megan Taylor

For more on Copper Blush and Colour Futures, visit Stay tuned as we reveal our Colour Futures 2016 trends this week.