For the last 16 years, the global Dulux ColourFutures™ has announced its Colour of the year. In 2019, it’s the turn of Spiced Honey which the expert panel of colour designers, design specialists, trend forecasters, architects and editors felt captured the mood of the year ahead.
“If the unpredictability of last year forced people to retreat and regroup, 2019 is the year for their awakening. We are ready to ‘Let the Light In’,” says Heleen van Gent, Head of the Global Aesthetic Centre, who chairs the ColourFutures™ panel annually. The colour, Spiced Honey, captures this theme.
“It can be both calming and nourishing or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it. The contemporary hue is versatile, sophisticated and timeless and lends itself to a broad spectrum of life and interior styles.”
Happily, this warm and rich hue is a perfect neutral which means it can be used with many different colours to bring warmth to your home. Think of it as this season’s fashion must have – the classic camel coat. It works with nearly everything in your wardrobe and can easily be dressed down or dressed up.
In the same way, Spiced Honey’s raw and natural quality makes it very adaptable when pairing it with various materials and styles to create a relaxed and cosy atmosphere in your home.
Spiced Honey with Autumnal Shades
For the colder months, Spiced Honey works beautifully with other colours of the season – ochre, deep rust and olive green. Consider bringing these seasonal colours together as Dulux have in a bedroom with a pile of velvet cushions you just want to sink into.
Looking for more ways to embrace autumn colour in your décor? Check out our post here.
Spiced Honey with Soothing Shades
Looking for a soothing space? Spiced Honey blends harmoniously with soft greys, pinks and beige tones for an easy-on-the-eye look that relaxes and refreshes. We think this is a perfect combination for living rooms where it balances between being on-trend but with classic undertones so it won’t quickly go out of style.
Spiced Honey with Retro Vibes
Considering a retro style? Spiced Honey easily adapts to another trend of 60s and 70s inspired boho living which utilises a wealth of warm shades and natural textures to bring it to life. Consider pairing this colour with mid-century furnishings or get creative with lots of plants and vibrant ethnic textiles for boho chic style.
Spiced Honey in an Eclectic Space
If you are a keen traveller, enjoy collecting beautiful objects or consider yourself a keen eye when it comes to eclectic design, you’ll love Spiced Honey’s ability to create the perfect warm backdrop for your pieces. It combines effortlessly with rich wood tones and other neutrals like black, white and gold to effortlessly elevate all your collections.
Looking for more ideas on mixing and matching your décor? Check out our top tips here.
Spiced Honey in an Energetic Space
While you may not think that this sort of warm neutral can work with bold colour combinations, it really does sit perfectly amongst stronger accents. In the example above, Spiced Honey provides the perfect spot for your eye to rest whilst taking in a bold pale blue wall with red and ochre accents. Rich reds, vibrant greens and bold blue can all be softened and grounded with this versatile neutral.
Now it’s your turn! Are you a fan of Dulux’s Choice for Colour of the Year? If so, how will you be using it in your home this year?
Looking for more colour inspiration? Check out our post on Inspiring Ways to Use Dulux’s Denim Drift or read all about 2018’s Trendiest Colours for Interiors.