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Tranquil Dawn replaces Spiced Honey as Dulux’s Colour of the Year

Dulux Trade has just revealed Tranquil Dawn, a soft green hue, as its Colour of the Year for 2020.

According to Dulux Trade: “The natural colour is reflective of a need to disconnect from technology and bring the outside in.”

If forms part of the ColourFutures 2020 palettes, which were selected by an expert panel of colour designers, trend forecasters, design specialists, architects and editors from around the world.

The panel was chaired by Heleen van Gent from the AkzoNobel Global Aesthetic Centre who said: “We live so chaotically that our homes, workspaces and other parts of the built environment really need to be safe spaces where we can feel both relaxed and creative.

“We want to be able to unwind and separate ourselves from the chaos that goes on around us and have time to regroup and find peace.”

How will it work in my home?

“It’s an easy colour to use, and ideal for people who are nervous about using colour in their homes.

“We’re generally a conservative bunch, so many people still have their reservations about bold colour, but Tranquil Dawn is so subtle and easy-on-the-eye, we feel it will work for everyone and every style.

“Rather than a stand-out feature colour, this is one which you could totally wrap around all the walls in a space and it would look absolutely beautiful.

“Alternatively, pairing it with neutral pastels or rich jewel shades can have a totally different impact.”

Dulux have also created four palettes – Meaning, Play, Creativity and Care – each designed to correspond with Tranquil Dawn, showing how the shade and various combinations can be used to create different moods and atmospheres. These ColourFutures 2020 palettes include:

Inspired by a cold winter’s dawn, this minimalist palette features icy green, warm cream and charcoal hues, creating a feeling of calm and contemplation.

Inspired by a warm autumnal day, a palette oh maroon and tobacco hues, pale and moss greens provide a space for self-expression and storytelling.

Inspired by a hazy spring horizon, this palette evokes a feeling of deep relaxation and peace thanks to a blend of earthy neutrals, muted greens, dusky pinks and pale blues.

Inspired by the horizon of a hot summer morning, this palette features vivid reds, alongside baby blue, cream and pale green.

Dulux named Spiced Honey as the Colour of the Year in 2019.

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