• Ruth


Every year Dulux chooses a colour for the forthcoming year. The colour of the year 2019 was Spiced Honey, a warm golden brown. The idea behind Spiced Honey was that it "reflect[ed] a new mood of positivity and optimism – a desire to ‘let the light in’." This week Dulux have announced that Tranquil Dawn is their chosen colour of the year for 2020.

Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director of Dulux said,
"A new decade heralds a new dawn and the hazy pale green tones of Tranquil Dawn are calming and comforting just when we need it most in our lives." "When paired with neutral pastels and rich jewels it becomes incredibly powerful at creating spaces that encourage making better human connections."

Tranquil Dawn was not a completely surprising choice given the increasing trend for greens in interiors but, instead of the deep hunter greens and crisp mints which have been popping up everywhere, Tranquil Dawn is a quiet, grown up take on a pastel green. It will pair beautifully with beige, black, and dusky purples which are all on trend for next year. I'm looking forward to seeing how people use it in their homes.

If you love the idea of a pastel green but Tranquil Dawn isn't quite the right shade for you, I've chosen some of my favourite calm, pale greens to help with your choice.

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