Dulux has revealed its Colour of the Year for 2020 as Tranquil Dawn and we've got a few ideas on how to use it in your home.

DULUX Colour of the Year 2020 Tranquil Dawn in a relaxed living room

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The colour Tranquil Dawn was selected by an expert panel of colour designers, trend forecasters, design specialists, architects and editors from around the world.

Its four supporting trend palettes capture the essence of being human and show how the soft, calm hue 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.

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 meaning colour Palette

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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. When paired with neutral pastels and rich jewels it becomes incredibly powerful at creating spaces that encourage making better human connections.” says Creative Director, Dulux UK, Marianne Shillingford.

We take a look at some of the ways you can incorporate this colour into your home:

Cuisinart Traditional kettle in Pistachio, £65.00

  Cuisinart Traditional kettle in Pistachio, £65.00

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The Cuisinart Signature Traditional Kettle is a true classic. Beautifully styled, its smooth curves are complemented by a stainless steel finish and high shine polished details.

The extra-large water window adds to the sophisticated look of this kettle and makes it nice and easy to view the fill level so you only boil the amount of water you need each time. It’s well balanced, easy to refill and pours without drips and spills. 

John Lewis & Partners Impressions side plate, £7.00

John Lewis & Partners Impressions side plate, £7.00

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Inspired by brushstrokes, John Lewis and Partners in-house Design Studio have created this abstract decal design for the Impressions range of tableware. Made of fine china, this side plate is both microwave and dishwasher safe for everyday use. 

Delphi 90cm Twin Induction Range Cooker, from £3,883

Delphi 90cm Twin Induction Range Cooker, from £3,883

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The Delphi is Britannia's flagship collection of range cookers, and is compatible with Britannia's unique Colourange service, allowing you to choose a shade that is entirely bespoke to you, your kitchen and your home. It can be configured to suit any home with single, twin, or XG oven (with dedicated grill compartment) arrangements and is available in 90cm, 100cm 110cm, and 120cm sizes with six-ring gas and five-zone induction models available.

Loom & Last Alpaca throw in Seaglass, £168

Loom and Last Alpaca throw in Seaglass, £168

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A versatile textile option, this smooth and soft baby alpaca throw with fringed edge drapes beautfully and adds colour and warmth to any bedroom or living space. 

Pair with cushions of contrasting textures for a tactile home experience.

Carpetright Country Gingham Duck Egg runner, from £35.99

Carpetright Country Gingham Duck Egg runner, from £35.99

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Introduce a splash of colour into your home with the County Gingham Duck Egg Runner. Using the ageless gingham design in conjunction with contemporary duck egg colouring it blends classic style with a modern colour twist, making it a great addition into any home space. Create an ambient, welcoming entrance by placing in the hallway. Get more hallway décor ideas that make an entrance here.

Arley House Zircon Fabric, £58

Arley House Zircon Fabric, £58

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Arley House are an independent boutique design house based in the rural village of Ashley, Cheshire. From their hand painting of designs to the printing of the fabric, the entire process is completed in-house. Their designs are available in bespoke colours and on a base cloth of your choice; however we love this Zircon fabric in shade ‘Ice 9’ for that Tranquil Dawn touch. 

Neptune Chichester Low Lamp Table in Sage, £685


Neptune Chichester Low Lamp Table in Sage, £545

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Part of Neptune's classically English Chichester collection, this side table combines a timeless silhouette with understated carved details, and a mix of painted and oak surfaces. It also comes in three versatile sizes.

Made from Tulipwood, the durable hardwood has a fine, almost knot-free grain, creating a smooth surface for painting. This, combined with oak, which contains knots and natural colour variations, adds instant character to wherever you choose to place it in the home.

For durability, the tabletop is protected with an IsoGuard derived from linseed but doesn’t mask the natural beauty of the timber.

John Lewis & Partners G Plan Vintage The Sixty Seven Large 4 Seater Sofa, Etch Ink, £1,550

John Lewis & Partners G Plan Vintage The Sixty Seven Large 4 Seater Sofa, Etch Ink, £1550

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Bring an icon into your home, with The Sixty Seven Sofa. In collaboration with Hemingway Design, John Lewis and partners have created G Plan Vintage, a stunning range of furniture inspired by classic furniture from the '50s and '60s.

Named after the year of the original model that influenced the current designs, they blend timeless details with a contemporary approach. The contoured arms and turned wooden feet complement each other to make it as distinctive as it is comfortable.

 

What are your thoughts on Dulux Colour of the Year? Tweet your thoughts @goodhomesmag, tag us in your Instagram posts incorporating the palette, using the hashtag #thisgoodhome for your chance to be featured on our Instagram feed or share your Tranquil Dawn inspired finds on our Facebook page.

 

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