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Jotun is not a paint brand with which many in North America are familiar, but the Norwegian company has painted several iconic buildings, including the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France), the Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), the Burj Khalifa (Dubai, UAE), and dozens more. Based on thorough global research, Jotun has unveiled the 32 shades they feel will define interiors in 2018.

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Jotun: Rhythm of Life, 2018 colour palette
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Jotun: Rhythm of Life, 2018 colour palette | The colours in each column are from different colour families, but are of similar colour strength, i.e. the colours are as dark or bright. By using colours from the same column in different rooms, the home gives a harmonious colour expression.

Our research identified three trends that are common to inhabitants of every global city: our longing for the restorative power of nature; our dream of a calmer, slower-paced way of life in the sun; and our desire to make the most of our increasingly compact urban living spaces in minimalist but creative ways.

~ Lisbeth Larsen, global colour manager, Jotun

City Motions

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Jotun: Rhythm of Life, 2018 colour palette, City Motions | image via Emma Jane Palin

City Motions is all about how to survive in our busy city lives. It’s architectural and minimalist, but still down-to-earth — a relaxed and urban style with handcrafted details and an environmentally friendly focus. The blues create a calmness, complemented with materials such as wool, linen, leather, velvet, stone and ceramics.

~ Kråkvik & D’Orazio

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1877 Pebblestone
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1434 Elegant

City Motions represents modern urban creative culture, expressed through the pared back design of compact city living spaces.

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1973 Objective
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10965 Hipster Brown & 10961 Raw Canvas
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10981 Norwegian Wood

While created with Nordic living in mind, the palette is perfect for London lifestyles, fusing an industrial aesthetic with comfort and simplicity.

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5044 Icy Blue
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5455 Industrial Blue & 5044 Icy Blue
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5200 Dusky Blue

The theme presents a refined and restrained palette of deep blues, marble greys and woody browns.

Lush Garden

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Jotun: Rhythm of Life, 2018 colour palette, Lush Garden | image via Emma Jane Palin

Lush Garden is all about the desire to surround ourselves with nature. It allows you to play with colours and botanics and is playful in its style. We chose to focus on the natural habitats from the sunnier parts of the world, for example, Vietnam and Malaysia, always balancing it with the more modern interior. The theme has a fun mix of colours, huge plants, fun flowers, ethnic and vintage objects, and natural materials including linen, silks, basket and ceramics.

~ Kråkvik & D’Orazio

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5454 Dark Teal
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6352 Evening Green

Botanical is back, as if it ever went away, with lush garden taking us out of the city and into the forest, representing the grounding and restorative connection with nature and offering a botanical sanctuary from the relentless pace of life.

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10963 Golden Maple
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8281 Pale Linden
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6350 Soft Teal

The blues-greens of leaves and jungle pools are contrasted with the red-browns of bark and branch.

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20054 Silky Pink & 2588 Artist Clay
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2727 Red Maple

Surrounded by the lush greenish colours of the rainforest, we find our true nature, enhanced by energetic hints of yellow and light pink tones reminiscent of an early sunrise.

Silent Serenity

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Jotun: Rhythm of Life, 2018 colour palette, Silent Serenity | image via Emma Jane Palin

Silent Serenity and its beautiful peachy pinks and earthy browns create a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere — think organic vegetables and slow living. We have mixed different cultural pieces including old pots, iron, baskets and ceramics. All are handcrafted in different natural materials: linen, wool, stone, natural leather and terracotta.

~ Kråkvik & D’Orazio

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10966 Almond Beige & 20047 Blushing Peach
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20046 Savanna Sunset & 10580 Soft Skin

Peachy pinks have certainly been on the spectrum as one of the most popular colours of the year, making Silent Serenity a beautiful choice for updating the home with some on-trend colours.

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10580 Soft Skin

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10966 Almond Beige

The palette embodies the meeting point of mindfulness and multiculturalism and features the light shades of earth and sand — soothing creams, desert pinks and muted peaches.

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10678 Space
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1024 Timeless

Shades of desert landscapes, muted fresh tones, and brown sand colours unite in a relaxing atmosphere where stories from solar warmth land whisper in your ear.

Unless otherwise noted, all images courtesy of Jotun. Photography: Thit Klein. Set Design: Kråkvik & D’Orazio.

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