Introducing Tranquil Dawn – Dulux’s Colour Of The Year 2020

Introducing the Dulux colour of the year for 2020, Tranquil Dawn. The delicate shade is somewhere between sage and mint and is subtle enough to use in any room in your home.  Inspired by the morning sky, this cool-tone shade of green is a nod towards an “increasingly hectic and digital” modern society.

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‘A new decade heralds a new dawn and the hazy pale green tones of Tranquil Dawn are calming and comforting just when we need it most in our lives,’ says Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director, Dulux UK.

Pair with neutral pastels for a laid back look or opt for rich jewels for an empowering setting. I have chosen a variety of products that will help you create a serene and calming space. So steer away from the chaos and dive into a sense of tranquility.

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The colour of the Year 2020 has four supporting trend palettes which capture the essence of being human and show how Tranquil Dawn™ can be used to create spaces that enhance what we need and want in the year ahead: to seek Meaning, to Care, to Play, and to encourage Creativity.

“Against a background of increasing technological power, we want to understand our place in society and how we can make a positive impact on it. We need a fresh purpose, to be the architects of our own future and we are asking searching questions of both ourselves and society.”

                              Heleen Van Gent, Head of AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Centre

Here is the first complementary colour palette that Dulux has released.


Inspired by a cold winter’s dawn, this minimalist palette features icy green, warm cream and charcoal hues, creating a feeling of calm and contemplation. It’s the perfect frosty winter palette.

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Dulux says this wonderful shade can help to create a soothing place to think and a relaxing place to sleep. With this in mind, how will you decorate with Tranquil Dawn?

To give you a hand, I’ve created a product board with a range of products in case you aren’t quite brave enough to paint your walls. Or you are renting and can’t paint!

Tranquil Dawn products

  1. Semaphore Hunley tiles – Claybrook 
  2. Corduroy table lamp – Cuckooland
  3. Mini Metro duck egg wall tiles – Tons of tiles
  4. Oro pendant drum lamp shade, sage and copper –
  5. Evelyn sage green patterned cushion – Habitat
  6. Bellini cocktail chair – Loaf
  7. ‘Hand Made’ wallpaper in green – Cuckooland
  8. Tint snug mug, mint – Maxwell & Williams
  9. Aliona cushion, green – Habitat

Do you think it is a good choice for colour of the year 2020? I personally love the shade but think it’s a little bland compared to Dulux’s Spiced Honey and Pantone’s Living Coral – both of which are colours of the year for 2019.

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Speak to you again soon,

Eve x

25 thoughts on “Introducing Tranquil Dawn – Dulux’s Colour Of The Year 2020

    1. Thanks for commenting Stacey. It’s a beautiful shade that can be used with a variety of interior styles.

  1. What an amazingly calm and Zen Hue. I think it would work best for me in the bathroom or bedroom , both places are where rest and relaxation is so very key to have. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Icy green is my color! I love it so much and am planning to use it for my home and add some contrast with it!

  3. I love this color pallette! This gives me inspiration for a redecorating project I’m about to start. Thank you.

  4. This color is so stunning! Simplicity shown on it’s light color. And very fit on the every type of interior. And when I looking at it, it’s suits my eyesight and very relaxing. Thank you for sharing this post!

  5. This color is just so awesome..! I never imagined a color like this, so simple but unique..!

  6. I love this color and will try to match it with some of the other colors you have above when I redecorate the master bedroom in my family home.

    1. Wow.. Such a gorgeous color..! I wish there will be nail paints with this color, this coming 2020. This would be my favorite.. 😘

  7. Hi,am looking for a nice cream colour to go with tranquil dawn. Have you any suggestions?
    Many thanks

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