Described as a delicate, fluid shade somewhere between green, blue and grey, Tranquil Dawn and its four-supporting colour palettes promise to bring a fresh energy to living spaces in 2020.
Dulux recently revealed the colour and its four-supporting colour palettes, Care, Play, Meaning and Creativity, which according to Marketing Director for Sub Sahara Africa Dulux Nathalie Sweeney, perfectly captures the mood of what makes us human.
‘It’s reminiscent of the colours of the morning sky and our desire to treasure our most human qualities, which we’ll need as we enter a new decade,’ says Sweeney.
Below, Dulux shares more about Tranquil Dawn and its four up and coming colour palettes. Take a look.
The Care palette is soft and airy. The pared-back mix of gentle neutrals, including the Colour of the Year Tranquil Dawn, is reminiscent of the horizon of a hazy spring morning – where the colours of dawn flow into one another. Pale wood and suede are used alongside tactile velvets and wool throws to bring warmth to this contemporary look, while silvers, golds, coppers and mother of pearl introduce a precious element. Plants and botanical prints that bring the outside in, and boost a sense of wellbeing, pairs well with these colours.
The Play palette brings a transformative energy to the home - a mood that is young and vital, modern and relaxed. Inspired by the colours of the horizon on a bright summer day, mixing softer shades like Colour of the Year, Tranquil Dawn, with smaller blocks of bold colour, such as coral and Sulphur-yellow brings an offbeat vibrancy to the palette. The play home is light and bright with geometric patterns and a material mix that includes ply and statement accessories in bold textures. It unlocks an environment that stimulates the senses and delights its inhabitants. This palette allows you to create a space to be open and receptive to playful experiences.
The Meaning palette allows for a space of silence and contemplation, awe and wonder. This home is pared-back and minimalist – but in a human way; comforting and comfortable, with an air of monastic calm. A subtly nuanced palette of crisp greys evokes the clear horizon of a cold winter’s day, with Colour of the Year, Tranquil Dawn, at its heart. Clean lines and functional forms complement elemental and tactile materials that include natural wood, leather and linen, as well as the soft sheen of gently polished concrete. This palette offers a simple way of living that is luxury in its purest form. The Meaning palette allows you to create a space where you can be still and free of distractions, to focus on purpose and values.
The Creativity palette encourages to build your own narrative. We tell stories that blend old and new, taking the past and making it our own. The Creativity palette is rich and saturated, inspired by the colours of a warm autumn day and full of intense tones, including forest greens and earthy ochres, as well as paler, in-between shades like Colour of the Year Tranquil Dawn. This home uses the time-honoured materials of the past – wood, leather and pottery – but in a modern context, alongside painterly florals, printed cottons and hand-knitted throws. Texture and tactility help to create spaces that are moody, atmospheric and eclectic. This palette allows to indulge curiosity, elicit creativity and celebrate perfect imperfection.