Planning on giving your home a bit of a revamp? It’s the perfect time of year for it, after all.
And you don’t need to look far at all for your next dose of interiors inspiration, because the experts at Dulux have revealed their colour of the year for 2019: meet Spiced Honey, a warm, welcoming neutral with amber tones that will add an inviting touch to any space.
Explaining the reasoning behind their choice, Dulux’s ColourFutures panel say that after an unsettling and unpredictable 2018, where the public were ‘overwhelmed by the deluge of news, choices and demands upon our time’, spiced honey offers a change to regroup and retreat, and ‘let in the light’.
‘It can be both calming and nourishing or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it,’ explains 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.
‘Every year, we seek to transform a trend into a colour that responds to consumer needs and enables them to bring a mood, affecting their life, in to their homes. In 2019, as a society, we want to reach out, engage with our communities, make things better and “be the change” – anything from supporting charities to small acts of neighbourly kindness.’
Love the look, but not sure where to start? Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director for the Dulux brand in the UK, has some tips for how to style the shade.
‘Spiced Honey has a raw, natural quality that works like a warm neutral, which makes it so adaptable to pairing with different materials and styles of decoration,’ she says. ‘Its rich caramel tones visually turn up the thermostat a few degrees and so it’s perfect for creating a relaxed cosy atmosphere.’
‘It looks especially good when teamed with whites and off whites in furniture and furnishings which gives it a contemporary feel.’
The team have also come up with four palettes – warm neutrals, soft pastels, intense pigments and bold brights – so that you can bring Spiced Honey into your home in a way that suits your style.
For more information on Dulux’s colour of the year 2019, visit dulux.co.uk