Dulux colour of the year 2020 – Tranquil Dawn™

It feels like only yesterday that Dulux announced it’s 2019 colour of the year, Spiced Honey, but here we are again looking at what colour trends lay ahead for the next year and Dulux have gone with Tranquil Dawn™. There was a lot of murmurs around the interiors industry that they would go for a green hue and they weren’t wrong!

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 -  Tranquil Dawn

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 - Tranquil Dawn

As we approach a new decade (wow! So long the twenty-tens, tens, the tensies or whatever you want to call it!) a panel of experts decided to go with this soft green shade to reflect on the nation’s mood at a time when we are feeling disconnected from one another as we spend more and more time online.

Tranquil Dawn  sitting comfortably alongside some very calming colours

Tranquil Dawn sitting comfortably alongside some very calming colours

It can be used in every room in the house, but I automatically thought of the Bathroom!

It can be used in every room in the house, but I automatically thought of the Bathroom!

Tranquil Dawn™ was selected by an expert panel of colour designers, trend forecasters, design specialists, architects and editors from around the world. As we are becoming more aware of the impact humans have on the planet, Tranquil Dawn™ was chosen for its calming and comforting qualities which we are increasingly needing in society in these times of uncertainty. Green is always on people’s minds, with our growing concern about the planet and more and more people turning to sustainability and Veganism.

Kitchen units in  Tranquil Dawn

Kitchen units in Tranquil Dawn

Dulux have created four different colour palettes using Tranquil Dawn™ to represent the changing sunrises that paint the sky through the seasons. As the Dulux Creative Director, Marianne Shillingford explains, “Meaning, Creativity, Care and Play capture our growing desire to experience ‘The Human Touch’ at a time when we are questioning what being human is all about”.

The Meaning Palette – A Home for Meaning

This palette is inspired by a cold winter’s dawn and its minimalist feel gives a sense of calm and contemplation

The Meaning Palette

The Meaning Palette

A cosy and calming spot using the meaning palette.

A cosy and calming spot using the meaning palette.

The Creativity Palette – A Home for Creativity

This palette has warm maroon and tobacco hues which are inspired by a warm autumnal day and provides a space for self-expression and storytelling

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The Care Palette – A Home for Care

With its earthy neutrals, pinks and muted greens, this is inspired by a hazy spring horizon helping us to relax and find peace

A kids bedroom with serene and calming neutral colours

A kids bedroom with serene and calming neutral colours

The Play Palette – A Home for Play

The horizon of a hot summer morning provides the motivation for this palette with its reds, baby blues, cream and pale greens.

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A very colourful living room with  Tranquil Dawn  as the main colour.

A very colourful living room with Tranquil Dawn as the main colour.

How has the design and home-ware industry responded to this colour of the year? I think Tranquil Dawn™ is a hugely versatile colour and can sit easily in any room or design scheme. It doesn’t have to be used on walls alone. With it being such a neutral colour, it can be used as an alternative to white on woodwork and doors and by using accessories with the same colour hue, can bring a room together beautifully. Will you be using Tranquil Dawn™ in your home and what colour palette do you think you would go for?

Tranquil Dawn  Inspiration Board - see below for links to products

Tranquil Dawn Inspiration Board - see below for links to products

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