Dulux, the UK’s leading paint brand, has revealed its coveted Colour of the Year for 2019, duly named Spiced Honey. Chosen by Dulux colour experts to reflect the new positive mood of the moment, Spiced Honey has a warm amber tone, inspired by the beauty and versatility of honey itself. Spiced Honey can be soothing or calming, cosy or vibrant, depending on the palette you pair it with. This versatile shade is perfect for rooms in need of a makeover and works in any space, as demonstrated by stunning inspiration images straight from Dulux.
As we move forward into 2019, we find this pause has given people time to re-energise 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’, but are you ready?
The warm and inviting amber tones of Spiced Honey perfectly capture this theme. “It can be both calming and nourishing or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it,” explained Heleen van Gent, Head of the Global Aesthetic Centre, who chairs the ColourFutures™ panel annually. “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.”
But, who says you can’t use it now? Personally, I think this paint colour is perfect for Autumn as it’s rich hue will bring some warmth into our homes. Dulux have created 2 Autumnal ‘Colour of The Year palettes’ that contain colours that compliment Spiced Honey:
Warm neutrals: A space to think
The ‘Think’ palette has an inviting mix of rich neutrals and touches of soft pink, intense burgundy and sophisticated deep blue. It is the perfect soft palette for a Scandinavian inspired home. Pair the colours with polished woods, mid-century furniture, graphic rugs and textiles to emphasise the smart look. Elegant touches of brass will add glamour and shine to the look.
Intense pigments: A space to love
The ‘Love’ palette is our warm and welcoming, filled with richly pigmented shades including deep forest green, bold teal and intense terracotta red. This palette has a truly cosy autumnal feel. With wooden furniture and botanical prints, it creates a warm space perfect for sharing with loved ones as the cold, dark evenings creep in.
If you aren’t quite brave enough to paint your walls with Spiced Honey, why not incorporate the colour into your home with furniture and accessories instead.
- Auburn Glass Table Lamp – Dunelm
- Kelby Velvet Upholstered Lounge Chair – Cult Furniture
- Joh Rug – Rug’Society
- ICON™ Luxury Faux Fur Throw – Bazaar Group Ltd.
- Duke Bedhead Caramel – The Design Hunter Pty Ltd
- Diamond Velvet Cushion, Amber – Urban Avenue
- Stromboli Vases – Natuzzi
Dulux says this wonderful shade can create a soothing place to think and a cosy place to love. With this in mind, how will you decorate with Spiced Honey? Do you think it is a good choice for colour of the year?
Keep your eyes peeled in the new year as I will be showcasing Dulux’s Spring/Summer 2019 colour palettes that feature Spiced Honey. The palettes are named ‘A place to dream’ and ‘A place to act’ and they feature soft pastels and bold brights.
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