Wow is it that time of year again? Where did the time go?! Dulux has just announced its colour of the year 2019 and its a warm golden tone they’re calling ‘Spiced Honey’. So what do you think? Firstly, lets look at last year’s colour, Heart Wood, a heathery-mauve colour that was mirrored (in some ways) with Pantone’s ‘Ultra Violet’, although Heart Wood was definitely the more subtle! Were they right? Maybe… we definitely saw a lot more purple tones last year.
For me, Spiced Honey is right on the money. We’ve all been loving blush and now earthy rust tones and we needed a great base colours to work with them, for me that is Spiced Honey. It’s not gold, but it could be. On its own, I’m still to be convinced, but paired with some of our other favourite colours this season, for me it totally works. Plus its warm and comforting, just what we need for the colder seasons ahead. ‘It can be both calming and nourishing or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it,’ explained Heleen van Gent, Head of the Global Aesthetic Centre, who chairs the ColourFutures panel annually. ‘The contemporary hue is versatile, sophisticated and timeless and lends itself to a broad spectrum of life and interior styles – perfect for reflecting the universal mood encapsulated by the panel.’
Here are some of Dulux’s inspiration pics that they’ve launched in support of the colour.