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Dulux have revealed their Colour of the Year 2019

spiced honey colour

The sweet and spicy tone is set to really leave a mark on interior design over the next year

Interior design trends are constantly changing and evolving, and while basing your choices solely on trends isn’t the best idea, they can be a fantastic source of inspiration next time you’re thinking of sprucing up your home design.

And there are few events in the interior design calendar quite as exciting as the reveal of Dulux’s Colour of the Year. Having finally released their coveted 2019 choice, we’re already falling in love with this warm and inviting shade.

The Dulux Colour of the Year is….

Spiced Honey!

According to the experts at Dulux themselves, this soothing, cosy caramel hue has been chosen as an antidote to the unsettling nature of 2018; one which will encourage positivity in the year to come and reenergise our homes.

The Dulux team commented:

“2018 was an unsettling and unpredictable time. We were overwhelmed by the deluge of news, choices and demands upon our time, causing us to close up and retreat into spaces where we feel safe and cocooned.

“As we move forward into 2019, we find this pause has given people time to reenergise and deal with the sense of unpredictability with positive action, optimism and purpose. If the unpredictability of last year forced people to retreat and regroup, 2019 is the time for their awakening. We are ready to let in the light.”

And that’s exactly what Spiced Honey does. The tone can be either stimulating and energising or nourishing and calming, depending on the way you use it. Its amber tones perfectly capture this theme of creating a sanctuary for self-care and positivity.

Head of the Global Aesthetic Centre and chair of the ColourFutures panel, Heleen van Gent, spoke about the shade in depth, saying:

“The contemporary hue is versatile, sophisticated and timeless and lends itself to a broad spectrum of life and interior styles – perfect for reflecting the universal mood encapsulated by the panel.”

Every year, the Dulux team aims to transform a wider trend into a single shade that represents the current climate and meets the needs of the modern consumer. They aim to bring a particular mood into their home which in turn has a positive impact on their lives as a whole. This thought process is present in the choice of Spiced Honey as Colour of the Year.

Heleen explains: “In 2019, as a society, we want to reach out, engage with our communities, make things better and ‘be the change’. It’s time to act and Spiced Honey enables transformation, inspiring a positive emotional change.”

How can you incorporate Spiced Honey into your home design?

With such a versatile shade, there are plenty of options when it comes to introducing Spiced Honey into your home. It has a raw, natural quality, allowing it to visually bring heat to a space.

It can be paired with other rich and warm hues like burgundy and soft pink for a really cosy vibe, incorporating polished woods, mid-century furniture and graphic rugs to create a space which is both soothing and exciting.

Alternatively, violets and blues can be used to balance the shade and create a calm and ethereal overall effect, while leafy greens and terracotta reds will create a bold, homey space with a stunning retro vibe.

What do you think? Will you be adding Spiced Honey into your home design?

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