Every year, an expert panel of colour designers, design specialists, trend forecasters, architects and editors decide the Dulux ColourFutures™ much-anticipated Colour of the Year
This year, it’s the turn of Spiced Honey, a warm neutral tan that captured the mood for the year ahead.
Heleen van Gent, Head of the Global Aesthetic Centre, who chairs the ColourFutures™ panel, said about the colour choice: “If the unpredictability of last year forced people to retreat and regroup, 2019 is the year for their awakening. We are ready to ‘Let the Light In’”.
Spiced honey, with its warmth and light embodies this theme as we look to the year ahead with optimism and purpose.
Heleen said: “It can be both calming and nourishing or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it. The contemporary hue is versatile, sophisticated and timeless and lends itself to a broad spectrum of life and interior styles.”
You can think of the colour as the perfect Autumn accessory – like the classic camel coat, it can be used with many different colours and can work with nearly everything in your home. The adaptable hue pairs effortlessly with various materials and styles to create a relaxed and cosy atmosphere for the year ahead.
Using spiced honey with autumn shades
This autumn, spiced honey can be paired with other favourite hues of the season – ochre, deep rust and olive green are all popular trends which work well with Dulux’s choice. You can bring all the tones together in the bedroom with a pile of velvet cushions that you’ll just want to sink into.
Create a soothing space with spiced honey
If you are considering something a little more soothing after a long day, bring together soft greys, pinks and other beige tones for a relaxing and refreshing look in your living room. The balance between being ‘on-trend’ and classic design won’t quickly go out of date.
Get a 70s vibe with spiced honey
If you are loving all things retro at the moment, channel your inner 70s child with boho-inspired living as Dulux has done, utilising textures and warmer shades to bring spiced honey to life. Choose mid-century furniture, a splash of gold metallics or bring in plenty of plants and ethnic textiles for a bohemian vibe.
Energise your living space with spiced honey
While you may think a warm neutral like spiced honey couldn’t work as well with bolder colour combinations, it can hold its own with stronger accents. Use this shade as a backdrop to allow the eye to rest and combine it with rich reds, vibrant greens or a bold blue for an energised space which doesn’t overwhelm the senses.