We’re big fans of Dulux Colour Of The Year; it’s a friendly, trusted insight into what Britain’s fashionable homes will be wearing in the next year. And happily, it’s a comforting, sensual tone called ‘Spiced Honey’. Heleen van Gent, Head of the Global Aesthetic Centre who chairs the panel that chooses the winning shade, explains “It can be both calming and nourishing or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it.”
Taking its base notes from earthy ochre, it also nods to mid-century modern deep neutrals. It has more warmth, like amber with a red note, which can be naturally pulled out with burgundy and wood tones. This makes it a softer alternative to the neutral fashion colour greige, which loves cooler materials like concrete and wood. The interior design trends 2018 championed were full of pretty pinks and pale greens, whereas this colour palette moves those nature colours in a more earthy direction. The other Dulux colour chart tones pared with Spiced Honey are like the grown up version of the 2018 tones, with a fresh airy Eau De Nil and an ‘almost’ black to add contrast, providing an instant guide to accent colours that pop.
This colour also makes a great choice for window coverings, getting the look but in investment pieces that won’t date. This Pirouette fabric colour brings all the warm glamour and has style longevity, creating an eternal, elegant look. These cherry wood Venetian blinds are hugely versatile and can be styled differently as your mood changes. Go white wood floors and get some Scandi chic, or add in a little slinky purple and you have an interior scheme that brings together some country house style and some low level luxe. Spiced honey is a tasteful addition to every home.
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