Inspired by a heartfelt sense of awakening to kindness, resilience and optimism, Spiced Honey (also known as Creme Brulee 00YY 26/220) has been unveiled by AkzoNobel’s Dulux brand as the Colour of the Year for 2019.
“Last year, many of us were left unsettled by global events, so we closed our doors to retreat and regroup,” explains Heleen van Gent, Creative Director of AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Center. “Now we feel ready to open our windows and let the light in. Our trend research shows that people around the world are experiencing a renewed sense of energy, optimism and purpose. We want to reach out, engage with others and to make things better. Spiced Honey reflects those desires”.
Spice Up Your Home with Spiced Honey
Perfectly capturing this year’s theme, “let the light in”, the warm amber tone of Spiced Honey can be calming and nourishing or more stimulating and energising, depending on the light and colours surrounding it. Truly versatile and contemporary, Spiced Honey complements a broad spectrum of life and interior styles, making it an ideal choice for reflecting a new sense of optimism.
The Four Colour Palettes
As we awaken to a positive new mood in 2019, Dulux’s four ColourFutures 2019 palettes will empower people to create homes full of purpose and possibility. These easy-to-use palettes promise to bring a fresh energy to the world’s walls, with the versatile Colour of the Year 2019, Spiced Honey, at the heart of each one. It’s inspired by the varied tones and remarkable properties of honey – natural, timeless and enduring, protective, rejuvenating and healing.
A Space to Think
The THINK home creates an atmosphere of calm and clarity where we feel free to be ourselves. It’s a simple contemporary space, combining hotel chic with real-home warmth. The relaxed paint colour palette has the warming, honey-hued Colour of the Year at its core, combined with an inviting mix of rich neutrals and touches of soft pink, intense burgundy and sophisticated deep blue. Polished woods, mid-century furniture, graphic rugs and textiles emphasise the smart, yet soothing ambience.
A Space to Dream
The DREAM home dweller loves the way their surroundings allow them to stop rushing and relish the here and now. The DREAM palette is serene and grown up, yet soft and warm. A gently muted mix of romantic powder pinks and blues create calm, with the honey-toned Colour of the Year bringing depth and sophistication to the look. Plain pale woods, simple hand-thrown vessels and pretty fabrics add to the contemplative, centred feel of this home.
A Space to Love
The LOVE home creates a happy and welcoming ‘open house’ atmosphere, where we can surround ourselves with the people and things that matter to us. This palette, Dulux’s warmest of 2019, is filled with richly pigmented shades including deep forest green, bold teal and intense terracotta red, tempered by our honey-inspired Colour of the Year and pale neutrals. With wooden furniture and botanical prints, it all goes to create a relaxed yet cosy home that’s perfect for sharing with loved ones.
A Space to Act
The ACT home dweller is bold and brave but also fun and uncomplicated. The playful pop-y palette combines vivid red and green with paler pink and blue, underlined by crisp greys and whites. The golden tones of our honeyed Colour of the Year ensure that the palette stays warm and inviting. This home is brought to life with reclaimed furniture that has been painted and personalised by the owners. Bold graphic shapes, low-key cork and plywood with vintage rugs, create a space that inspires action.
See instantly how Spiced Honey (Creme Brulee 00YY 26/220) and the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019 palettes could transform your home with the Dulux Visualizer app.