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Dulux Colour of 2020

Dulux has announced their colour of 2020 is ....drum roll please ..... Tranquil Dawn.  A neutral green/grey colour to help us reconnect with being human .... 'the lack of human connection has made life poorer - and all the more chaotic,' explains Dulux.

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020: Tranquil Dawn | Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 and its four complementary colour palettes are here. Discover them and how they are decided, plus inspiration for using them.

Described by Dulux's Creative Director, Marianne Shillingford, as a colour with 'hazy pale green tones', Tranquil Dawn is both calming and comforting. 'When paired with neutral pastels and rich jewels it becomes incredibly powerful at creating spaces that encourage making better human connections,' says Marianne.

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The 'Meaning' palette

Tranquil Dawn can be zoned into four colour palettes; to seek Meaning, to Care, to Play, and to encourage Creativity. Our particular favourite is the 'Meaning' palette with inky, cloudy blues - perfect for calm spaces like the bedroom and bathroom.

The panelling behind the bed is painted in Tranquil Dawn which is the DULUX Colour of the Year 2020. Inspired by the morning sky, this versatile shade of green can be used to create spaces for care or for play, to find meaning or for creativity. Here it is combined with a bed painted in COBALT NIGHT from the complimentary Meaning Palette #bedroom #trends #paint #colour #interiors #decorate #dulux #green #palegreen #sophisticated


Tranquil Dawn can be seen on this panelled wall. The relaxed linen bedlinen completes this restful space.

DULUX announces Colour of the Year 2020 - Tranquil Dawn - MEANING PALETTE 27

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This simple but beautiful bathroom shows how the green tones of Tranquil Dawn work in harmony with pastel and monochrome.

For a bit more oomph, look to the 'Play' palette inspired by sunny mornings and dreamy sunrises - hot coral, citrus yellow and baby blue feature here.

The Dulux Colour Of The Year 2020: Tranquil Dawn

The Play Palette (image: Pinterest)

Dulux predict our homes will also feature horizontal lines to colour block a space or highlight a feature in our home. Here's an example of the horizontal line trend and 'Play' palette at work in a kid's room. The Citrus Zing and Tranquil Dawn look amazing together! 

cf20_play_color_palette_kids_room(Image: Dulux)

(Image: Dulux)

This living room also features the horizontal line trend, this time with Tranquil Dawn, Copper Blush and Citrus Zing. 

On first sight Tranquil Dawn can seem a little underwhelming and a bit 'blah' but this colour is no shrinking violet. In fact it could be our new favourite!