Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Reflect’ palette. Pic supplied by Dulux. Styled by Bree Leech, photo by Lisa Cohen.Kinship — Natural, earthy hues such as terracotta, ochres and deep reds. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago Tennis court for sale (the home’s not bad either) Qld house sales fall off a cliff ‘One of the best renovations I’ve seen’ Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Kinship’ palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Pic: Lisa Cohen/Dulux. Essential — Soft, neutral tones of leather, putty and cooler green-greys mixed with stronger highlights of blues. Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr predicts this colour palette will dominate the others because home enthusiasts will appreciate how easily the colours can transform and update a space. Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Escapade’ palette. Pic supplied by Dulux. Styled by Bree Leech, photo by Lisa Cohen. Reflect — Moody, jewel tones with a focus on rich, decadent greens and warm shades from pink to greyish purple and burnt rose. Avocado can be used as a highlight accent. Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Essential’ palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Pic: Lisa Cohen/Dulux.Ms Lucena-Orr said the muted pink tones that had been in vogue would continue to have a strong presence. “’Millennial pink’ is here to stay, don’t expect it go anywhere anytime soon,” she said. The hue appears in all four colour themes in various forms, whether it be Dulux ‘Cuticle Pink’ or ‘Smoky Quartz’.Have fun with it by pairing the colour with some 80s style furniture and bright prints. Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Escapade’ palette. Pic supplied by Dulux. Styled by Bree Leech, photo by Lisa Cohen.PINK is still the new neutral, terracotta is making a comeback and prepare for unexpected colour clashes.These are some of the fresh colour trends we can expect to be using to decorate our homes in the year ahead, according to Dulux.The paint specialist has released its colour predictions for 2018, based around four themes:Escapade — A bold, bright palette featuring saturated, summery brights and deeper shades of teal and blue that make you think of cocktails by the pool and tropical beaches. Patterns include geometric and diagonal lines mixed with botanical prints. Dulux Colour Trends 2018 ‘Essential’ palette. Styled by Bree Leech. Pic: Lisa Cohen/Dulux.Ms Lucena-Orr said 2018 would see an emphasis on balance, connection and community.“Our homes should tell our stories, connecting us to both the past and the future,” she said.“Colour is a wonderful way to express our personal tastes and passions.”And if you’re keen to introduce some on-trend brights into your home, but don’t know where to begin, Ms Lucena-Orr suggests starting with a small area or a simple nook.“Nothing transforms faster than colour and the more intense, the stronger the transformation.”
One of my readers, Terry Giesting, suggested a topic for Coaches’ Corner. It dealt with family histories in the Batesville High School basketball program. We will be doing that program for Coaches’ Corner with the Bob Walsman family right before the basketball season.This blog will give you an idea on some of the families that have 3 generations of basketball players who played for some of our local schools. The Bob Walsman family includes Bob, Sr.; Bob, Jr. (better known as Snork); and Nathan, the grandson of Bob Sr. and son of Snork.Another family that comes to mind is the Louie Dickman family. Louie played for Batesville. His daughter, Melissa, played for JCD, and Melissa’s son, Nick, completed the trilogy with Batesville Bulldogs.I hope this will jog some of your memories. Contact me if you know of other families who have this kind of history with local basketball programs.