You heard it here first: Tranquil Dawn will be the shade that shapes your home décor in 2020. Our Colour of the Year – chosen by a panel of global experts – is inspired by the calming tones of a dawn horizon. Soft and delicate, it sits somewhere between grey, blue and green, and subtly shifts depending on the colours it’s used with… meaning it’s wonderfully versatile and absolutely timeless, too. Sleep easy by using it as a backdrop in your bedroom, paired with natural, tactile materials and simple, minimalist accessories. It’s strictly limited-edition, though – so shop it today.
Accompany your soft and soothing shade with ultra-chic accessories – think clean lines and appealing textures.
Try these ideas to make the most of our Colour of the Year
Window Dressing: Put your windows centre stage by pairing walls in Tranquil Dawn with a border painted around the frames in Timeless. Neutral-on-neutral creates a laid-back space in a nursery, sure to lull your little one to sleep. Add accessories in similar tones to complete the look – from soft toys to snuggly throws – and forgo curtains in favour of a more discreet blind to allow the frame to steal the show.
Work the Angles: Bring warm tones and cosier proportions to your living room, by topping Tranquil Dawn walls with a deep border in Gentle Fawn at picture-rail height. Echo the border colour in soft furnishings to pull the look together. Clean-lined, angular accessories and furniture look sharp against the neutral backdrop, and complement the border’s simple geometry.
Expert Know-How: Marianne Shillingford
“Rather than spending a fortune on a new padded headboard, use crisp White Mist to create the outline of one against a backdrop of Tranquil Dawn, then pile those pillows high. Make sure you use super-durable, velvety matt Easycare to avoid scuffs from your curlers and headphones!”