Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 has been unveiled as the beautiful soft hue Tranquil Dawn; a beautiful soft green somewhere between a grey and a green.
The colour inspired theme for 2020 is re-connection. In a busy world modern world where technology has dominated, Dulux want a colour with ‘a human touch’.
Dulux say this newly created shade ‘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’.
‘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,’
Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director, Dulux UK
Versital’s Brand new Complementing Marble ‘Morning Dew’
To celebrate the launch of Dulux’s Tranquil Dawn, Versital has created it’s own complementary marble ‘Morning Dew’.
“We always eagerly anticipate the launch of Dulux’s colour of the year and we are in love with this years choice. Tranquil dawn is a beautiful addition to an already fantastic colour palette. It inspired us to create our own unique marble that would compliment Tranquil Dawn perfectly.
We are delighted to introduce ‘Morning Dew’, a beautiful subtle white marble with swirls of soft green. This beautiful addition to our marble colour palette is ideal for hospitality and domestic projects alike.’
Gemma Stockberger – Versital UK
What determines Dulux’s Colour of the Year?
The culmination of around 18 months of research, created by Dulux following the advice of a panel of experts from the fields of interior design and architecture, as well as trend forecasters, who look not only at key colours emerging in the fashion and design world but also at cultural, social and socioeconomic factors, such as what people are buying, where we are travelling, and what we want and need most.
The soft green is a fresh hue, and unlike anything else on the market. It’s the ideal neutral to team with on-trend deep rich tones such as black and deep petrol blue. It also pairs perfectly with neutral oatmeal tones, dusky pinks and lilacs – all key colours throughout next year’s interiors trends.
Now in its 17th year, the panel – chaired by Heleen van Gent from AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Centre – identified an overwhelming desire for reconnection.
Heleen explains, ‘the panel identified that the world has a growing desire to understand what makes us human. 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.’