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Updated: December 19, 2013 13:56 IST

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The latest study unveils teal as the colour of 2014 for interiors, exteriors and furnishings

Paints and coatings company AkzoNobel, maker of Dulux Paints in India, has unveiled ColourFutures 2014, an annual patented global colour study. The press release reveals that tealhas been pickedas the dominant colour for the season along with five different inspirational colour trends for interior and exterior decoration.

A tertiary colour, teal is a combination of primary blue and secondary green, today describing many tones of this original colour. A sophisticated and deep colour, teal symbolises balance and has a subdued richness which is often used to describe tropical seas of shimmering bluish green. When combined with neutral tones and shades of wood, the colour teal is versatile and gentle. Teal has been variously described as a colour that reflects the times we are living in, of change and of opportunities.

It reflects a subtle combination of the natural harmony of green with the tranquillity of blue.

Every year, AkzoNobel unveils ColourFutures,a colour trend research that forecasts the dominant colour and themes of the year for interior and exterior home decoration.

ColourFutures is a colour trend research that forecasts the dominant colour of the year for interiors and exteriors. A set of experts from the fields of design, architecture and fashion draw on cultural sources and influences to unveil these colours and styles. The themes are inspired from fields such as fine art, technology, nature and pop culture.

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