Dulux’s 2015 Colour of the Year: Copper Blush

Those wonderful boffins at Akzo Nobel and Dulux have been working hard to discover what our passions are in colour and have declared ‘Copper Blush’ as the Colour of the Year for 2015. A warm, inviting colour that picks up the orange hues in the metal of the moment, copper, they say: “Copper Blush is a perfect take on this metallic trend, but adopting a chalkier, cooler finish than the metallic family, the colour really comes alive when combined with pink, clay toned neutrals, crisp white as well as shimmering metallics.”

Colour Of The Year 2015 Copper Blush

The ironic thing for me is that while I initially wasn’t thrilled about this choice – as much as I love my warm metallics – I have found myself recently looking for the perfect shade of chalky pink-orange for a room makeover I’m planning. And well, copper blush isn’t actually that far away from what I’m looking for. So perhaps Dulux is actually pretty spot on with their choice this year.

Dulux Colour of the Year 2015 Copper Blush

I admit, I think it looks best when combined with pale blush pink, greys and white – not overtly feminine but calming and serene and certainly a palette that would look wonderful anywhere you chose to use it.

copper and blush colour scheme

Of course, if you are resistant to painting an entire wall in this blushy hue, then perhaps a few simple accessories paired with metallic copper is the easiest way to adopt this trend.

copper accents interiors

While this is clearly a commercial environment, the dark blacks and oranges combined with copper blush really give the room a glamorous edge and the chevron-styleย floorย tiles ground the space, keeping it from looking too ‘sugary’. In your home, consider offsetting the creamy pastel with some darker shades to give it a rich luxe feel.

commercial use of copper blush

Love this look? Here’s a few ideas to help you pull a Copper Blush palette into your home.


1 – Andes Glass Mosaic Tile / 2 –ย Tumbled White Travertine Tile / 3 –ย Prismatics Peach Sorbet Gloss Wall Tile / 4 – Smokin Cushion / 5 – Copper Task Lamp / 6 – Laughter Copper Foil Print / 7 – Lidded Jar / 8 – Copper candle / 9 – Bagsy Sofa in Pink / 10 – Honeycomb throw

Is Copper Blush a colour you’ll be using in your home this year? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Image sources: Dulux / Muuto / Norsu Interiors via Decor Dots / Architectural Digest France

A Social Media and Content Marketing Editor, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over blogs, design sites and adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for bargains, taking Instagram pictures of her cats, and continuing her love affair with gold spray paint.