Colour Focus: Denim Drift

How to work with this beautiful shade of blue-grey in your home

Updated on June 22, 2017 8:06 am

Jerni Camposano


It's been declared the Colour of the Year 2017 by AkzoNobel, a leading paint and coatings company that manufactures Dulux paint. Denim Drift—also known as Smoke Grey—is a timeless and versatile colour that combines subtle hues of blue and grey.

Denim Drift "will set off your walls in a beautiful way. There is a colour combination for everyone's taste and preference," says Heleen van Gent, design expert from AkzoNobel's Global Aesthetics Centre.

But this beautiful shade shouldn't just be limited to walls. Here are other stylish ways you can incorporate Denim Drift into your interiors:


1. Grey is a popular colour choice for sofas because it serves as a good canvas when you plan to style up the living room. Throws and decors in sunshiny yellow provide a beautiful contrast to the blue-grey tone of the couch.


2. Balance the light and dark mood in your home office by pairing up a Denim Drift textured wall and white furnishings. The overall look means business but still exudes that laidback ambiance.


3. The smoky blue-grey hue is emphasised all the more when used with wooden elements. Denim Drift on the cabinetry makes this space appear like a fusion of cottage and contemporary styles.


4. Soft shades in the bedroom are recommended to help you relax better. Up the style factor with a Denim Drift upholstered headboard with gold rivets.


5. Inject farmhouse-style and vintage vibe into your modern cooking space with a kitchen island painted in Denim Drift.


6. Forget black and white and go for a bathtub in Denim Drift for that understated vintage-like elegance.


7. The velvet L-shaped chairs in Denim Drift lend a dramatic flair to this dining space.

8. Paint is a fuss-free way to differentiate spaces in your home. Dulux's "The Working Home" colour palette—which includes Denim Drift—helps you create different zones in your home.

9. With its subtle hint of blue, Denim Drift blends well with other shades of blue. The monochromatic palette is perfect for your son's bedroom.

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