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Explore the Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 - Tranquil Dawn

Discover the inspiration behind the Dulux Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn, and see how it can transform your home


Every year Dulux paint colour specialists at our Global Aesthetic Centre assemble a team of top international design experts to discuss the new global trends that will affect us all. We work on transforming these insights into one key paint colour trend 2020 that will have an impact on homes all over the world. Then we create four beautiful palettes around the Colour of the Year, with a mood and style to suit everyone.

As 2020 is the start of a new decade, it’s a fresh start. A new dawn. In an increasingly hectic and digital world, there is a desire for meaning and kindness. So, inspired by the colours of the morning sky, our colour experts have created an inspiring new shade, Tranquil Dawn.

This versatile colour of 2020 seems to change according to the tones that it’s used with – it can work in different ways in a warm, neutral, soft or bright palette. Tranquil Dawn sits somewhere between green, blue and grey – just like the fleeting beauty of a morning sky – making it the perfect 2020 colour trend.

Here we explore the ways that the colour of 2020, Tranquil Dawn, can transform your home.

Soft sandy tones create a laidback living room featuring the colour of 2020

Unlike other shades of Dulux green paint, the versatile Tranquil Dawn seems to subtly shift its tone depending on the shades that it is combined with. When used with a sandy tone, it creates a relaxed and nurturing space for focusing on wellbeing and positive interactions. Comforting fabrics, cushions and throws, warm woods and mood-boosting indoor plants complete this light and airy look.

Which colours?

Tranquil Dawn
Dune Grass
Fossil Hunting

Bright shades bounce off black and white in this 2020 colour trend kitchen


This kitchen features a cool, confident look where graphic black cabinets, contrasting white tabletops and a vibrant yellow wall stand out against a calmer strip of Tranquil Dawn. In this mix, the Dulux green colours in the Colour of the Year take on an offbeat pastel effect, bringing a greater depth to the look. With colourful furniture and playful accessories, the mood is upbeat and sunny.

Which colours?

Tranquil Dawn
Violet Storm
Citrus Zing
Basically Black

A calm and tranquil bedroom with the Colour of the Year 2020


This bedroom is the perfect antidote to hectic modern living, as the everyday hustle and bustle has been pared back to the beautifully simple essentials. Walls are painted in the Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn, which takes on a muted minimalist interior design effect when combined with a wall and ceiling painted in the same tone, acting as a frame and canopy to the bed. Elemental materials including linen, wood and marble, left in their natural state, create a room for rest and renewal.

Which colours?

Tranquil Dawn
Damson Dusk
Cobalt Night

Create a warm and expressive living space with paint colour trends 2020


In this warm and creative living room, rich and saturated Dulux green colours, including leaf green and teal, combine to create an intense mood. The Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn takes on a calming role in this palette, providing a pale contrast shade that brings balance to the look. With hand-crafted wicker, mouth-blown glass and floral motifs, this room offers a way to reconnect with the past but in an up-to-date setting, creating a cosy and inspiring atmosphere.

Which colours?

Neptune Seas
Forest Shade
Tranquil Dawn

Using more than one colour to create a split effect? Find out how to create a perfect two-tone wall.

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