Spiced honey, Dulux colour of the year
This season we’re loving Spiced Honey, the new Colour of the Year from Dulux. Warm, rich and welcoming, this colour represents a mood of positivity for 2019 after a period of uncertainty and change. Dulux have announced their theme for 2019 is ‘Let in the Light’, with a focus on optimism and embracing new ideas. And with its sunny tones, we think Spiced Honey is the perfect choice to brighten any home.
Spiced Honey is a versatile colour. It can be energising or restful, depending on the other shades it’s paired with. Dulux UK’s Creative Director, Marianne Shillingford says: “its rich caramel tones visually turn up the thermostat a few degrees and so it’s perfect for creating a relaxed, cosy atmosphere in places where we like to think, dream, love and act.”
How to introduce Spiced Honey into your home
Let in the light
Positive and affirming, the colour’s amber glow can be used to enhance the warmth of a sunny room – ideal for making the most of the longer, warmer days that are just around the corner. And when the sun does go down, Spiced Honey is perfect for ambient lighting, too. It reflects a wonderfully cosy golden lustre in lamplight.
This colour also works beautifully with natural accents like wood, wicker and jute. And for more impact, Spiced Honey acts as a warm backdrop for vivid greens and botanical motifs.
Sophisticated and modern
For a modern, sophisticated feel, combine the shade with an offbeat palette of quirky accents. Think
cool green, rich burgundy and intense navy.
With its rich caramel tones, Spiced Honey looks great as a backdrop for the abstract patterns and sleek wooden furniture of Mid-Century décor, which has been enjoying a revival in recent months. Team with graphic rugs and artwork, and sixties inspired lighting for a chic interior with a retro twist.
Create lively contrasts
Spiced Honey contrasts beautifully with bold colours like burgundy and navy to liven up a space. Incorporate these colours in your home
to create a vibrant dining room or study. For a more subtle contrast with a modern edge, pair with cool teal accents.
A dreamy, relaxing environment
Team Spiced Honey with pastel shades like rose, lilac and sage for a whimsical feel. Or combine with creams and soft textures like velvet and wool for a dreamy bedroom or peaceful living area.