Colour of the Year Palettes

Ahh, Dulux’s Colour of the Year, Spiced Honey. We touched upon it in an earlier blog, but it definitely deserves a blog in its own right!

Spiced Honey is a warm neutral shade, easy to pair with most other colours. But, to make the most out of this shade we suggest teaming it with just one or two other colours to create the mood and feel you’re looking for.   

The Colour of the Year is versatile and can be used in any room! Heleen Van Gent, Head of the Global Aesthetic Centre, explained the colour “can be both calming and nourishing or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it”... Dulux came up with some great colour palettes visualising this perfectly - it’s so hard to choose just one!

Did you know the colour of a room affects our mind and mood? It’s actually been proven that specific colours can alter our emotions by stimulating or relaxing areas of the brain! Take red, for example. Red stimulates the brain as an alarming colour, which is why you wouldn’t tend to find a red living room because this is where you want to relax, right? But imagine a nice warm-toned Spiced Honey bringing feelings of cosiness and calmness… perfect for a living room!

Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director for the Dulux brand in the UK, said: “The colour palettes tell different stories of colour … Think, Dream, Love and Act are the trends that capture a new spirit of resilience and optimism…”

The Palettes

Warm Neutrals, A Space to Think

Blending rich neutrals and touches of soft pink, intense burgundy and deep blues, the “Think” palette is a sophisticated mix of colours that have been put together to allow you to enter the room and have the contemplation time we all need. We recommend this palette for home offices, dining rooms or a meditation room…

Warm Neutrals

Soft Pastels, A Space to Dream

Spiced honey can create a tranquil space when you pair it with golden tones and muted pastels. This is the perfect colour palette for a bedroom, allowing you to relax and feel at peace in your room-of-rest. Plus it looks super chic with a scattering of muted pastel decorative cushions (you can never have too many)!

Soft Pastels

Intense Pigments, A Space to Love 

Rich and warm with forest greens, bold teals and terracotta reds, the ‘Love’ palette creates a romantic room from the colours alone. Fill the room with wooden furniture and plants and you’ve got yourself a cosy, comforting love nest! This palette is great for living rooms and bedrooms alike.

Intense Pigments

Bold Brights, A Space to Act

The ‘Act’ palette is adventurous, to say the least. Bringing in vivid reds and greens among pale pinks, blues and crisp whites is a risk I never thought I’d be willing to make… But here I am considering how my bright red throw is going to be incorporated into my new spiced-honey haven! Touches of bright colours in a kitchen will bring this palette together – think kettle, toaster and other small appliances.

Bold Brights

Choosing the colour you want your room to be can be hard, but choosing your colour palette is even harder! We hope we helped make your decision that much easier!