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20th May 2020

Redecorating? This soothing shade was voted colour of the year for 2020

Trine Jensen-Burke

Dulux Tranquil Dawn

Is your kitchen ready for a new colour? Your bedroom looking a little tired? Or are you simply just bored senseless by the Magnolia-coloured walls of your hallway?

Either way, you might care to know that the colour gurus at Dulux announced their Colour of the Year for 2020 a while back– and it is actually really, really gorgeous.

Say hello to Tranquil Dawn, the colour that probably already everywhere this year.

Described as a ‘cool, hazy tone of green,’ Tranquil Dawn is soothing, calming and we can totally see ourselves updating a couple of rooms in this trendy hue.

Feel Good Green

“In an increasingly hectic and digital world, there is a desire for meaning and kindness. So, inspired by the colors of the morning sky, our color experts have created an inspiring new shade, Tranquil Dawn,” Dulux said in a press release.

“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,” enthuses Marianne Shillingford, Dulux UK’s creative director.

“This is a colour palette for wellbeing, which we very much need in our troubled, uncertain times,” Shillingford adds. “When we’re unsettled, we long to return to the familiar, and that’s embodied by nature-inspired colours which don’t demand too much of us, and help us feel peaceful and soothed.”

Very necessary these days, for sure.

 Dulux Tranquil Dawn

The new green palette is in tune with the interiors trend for strong green colours in the home, which has grown over the last couple of years.

“We’ve dialled down those deep greens and instead created a softer, more gentle, smokier shade. This is a neutral colour which is easy to live with,” she adds. “It pays a nod to the elements of the natural landscape, and you could describe it as the colour of the space between the land and the sky.”

A panel of experts selected the soft green hue to embody the nation’s mood on the approach of a new decade. It reflects a growing desire to understand what it is to be human at a time when advances in technology are making us feel increasingly disconnected from each other.

The Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 was selected by an expert panel of colour designers, trend forecasters, design specialists, architects and editors from around the world.