Discover your next colours with Dulux Colour of the Year 2017 - Steel Symphony 2 and Colour Futures Trends

Discover the versatility of Dulux Colour of the Year - Steel Symphony 2 and how easy it is to implement in your home.

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Discover the Dulux Color of the Year 2017, Steel Symphony 2, and its supporting colour palette below to reflect the sign of the times and a fresh look on life. It’s a beautiful colour palette, which is on trend, simple to understand and yet so new, sophisticated and versatile.

“Our review of international architecture, fashion and design trends revealed that blue is the colour of the moment. To make it relevant for your home, the team chose a blue that works as well in a kitchen as it does in a bedroom. Steel Symphony 2, is the must-have colour for 2017. It will look great on your walls! ”

Heleen van Gent Creative Director Dulux’s Global Aesthetics Center

Dulux Steel Symphony 2 encapsulates the overriding trend for 2017 - LIFE IN A NEW LIGHT

Our digital world is changing rapidly. Life today is increasingly urbanised, and our outlook on what’s important is changing to prioritise the simple things with a fresh look at our lives – family and friends, work, connection with nature and our experiences as a whole - yearning for connection, simplification, recognition and a slow pace of life.

As a result we are drawn to simple, restful colours we understand and recognize. Colours that have a history and meaning, that works without effort.

We have chosen Dulux Steel Symphony 2 as the colour that encapsulates the mood of the moment. It is the colour of our every day - the sky above us, the clothes we wear. It is a sign of the times, a colour of the times and as of this year, the colour to paint on our walls. So get your brush ready to dip into Steel Symphony 2, our Dulux Colour of the Year 2017, as identified by our international body of specialists – each handpicked from their own respected field of design.

To show how versatile Steel Symphony 2 is, the team from our Global Aesthetic Center has curated four trends that each use the colour to different effect.

Read below and discover how easily Dulux Steel Symphony can transform your home into a stylish expression of any one of our new Colour Futures Trends!


"In a world where we have everything we could wish for, memories are far more important than belongings. Considered Luxury captures a new way of living; a new consumerism in which value is placed on experience rather than possessions. Creating memories that are priceless is our priority as we look at the world with fresh eyes, not adding clutter but experiences instead."

Willeke Jongejan Designer

How to create a sensory experience

Broad horizontal wall stripes make a room feel more spacious. When painting stripes, always use the lighter colour such as Dulux Clouded Pearl 2 as the base and allow to dry. Then measure and tape the walls before painting the darker colour - Steel Symphony 2.

The trend of turning away from the material to focus more on sensory experiences is gathering momentum. This pared-back palette truly reflects this new focus. Try this look in your home with our Dulux Visualizer app.


"We feel a connection to nature. A responsibility to take care of the world, to be sustainable in every way. Take part in the barter economy and re-use products. We have an increasing interest in health and responsibly grown food and more of us than ever are trying to grow our own.

This trends captures the essence of the "make-do" phylosophy - Re-using and repurposing what you have a new creative ways."

Louise Tod Designer

Lush living

If your home is your sanctuary, you’ll enjoy applying these cool wall colours to create a calm, inviting mood. Offset the natural tones of Steel Symphony 2 , our Color of the Year 2017, with this bold purple in Dulux Moon Waves 2. Then blur the lines between indoors and outdoors by using a variety of lush plants and botanical elements, like these wicker accessories.

Visualize this look in your home with our Dulux Visualizer app - click on the button below for more information regarding Dulux Visualizer.

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"Research by Dulux showed a desire to hold onto individuality, while being part of something bigger: sharing, collaborating, caring and helping. The palette below has a fresh, playful mood which is ideal for reflecting this, it’s perfect for creating a shared space to enjoy together. Cities are growing, demographics and social settings are changing, and so the importance of having a sense of belonging and being part of a group is increasingly relevant."

Marieke van der Bruggen Designer

Discover the bright side of Steel Symphony 2!

Using a shared palette allows you to create pockets of individuality that work together to create decor cohesion. How do you make the walls of a shared home reflect the individual personalities within?

It’s all about warm, welcoming colours working together. This palette has a bright lime Dulux Tarragon Glory 5, a soft fresh pink Dulux Party Surprise 5 and a lively coral cerise Dulux Silken Sunrise 1, but put it alongside the calming influence of__Steel Symphony 2__ and you capture all the character, without compromising your overall decor look.


"The boundary between work life and personal life is shifting, so we seek a more balanced way of living and working. The home has become an office, and offices are becoming more like homes as we are living 24/7 lives. We need beautiful places to work at home, and new inspiration for how to do this. Dulux has developed this rich beautiful colour palette to help you create different zones in the home."

Marieke Wielinga Designer

A colour palette for work and play!

Contrasting colours are your best tools in creating the right home space that inspires work and play. In a world of smartphones and tablets, this need for a ¬flexible working space – in cities or country retreats – is ever relevant.

Try the masking tape feature within the visualizer app to create a two tone wall such as this dining room in Dulux Dusted Moss 2 and Dulux Steel Symphony 2. Finish the look with a strong graphic line and repainted pendant lamps in Dulux Night Jewels 1.

See the Dulux Colour of the Year - STEEL SYMPHONY 2 and full Dulux Colour Futures palette below.

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