In September, leading paint brand, Dulux revealed Tranquil Dawn as its 2020 Colour of the Year...

Selected by an expert panel of colour designers, trend forecasters, design specialists, architects and editors from around the world, the soft green hue was thought to embody the nation’s mood on the approach of a new decade.

Tranquil Dawn, Dulux.

According to the panel, it reflects a growing desire to understand what it is to be human at a time when advances in technology are making us feel increasingly disconnected from each other.

Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director, Dulux UK, says: “A new decade heralds a new dawn and the hazy pale green tones of Tranquil Dawn™ are calming and comforting just when we need it most in our lives.

But if you don’t fancy a decorator getting their dust sheets out and re-painting your home, there are plenty of other ways to bring the spirit of  Tranquil Dawn in.


The watery palette of greens and blues in this Verona rug from Luke Irwin make for an ethereal abstract that’s easy to work into an existing room scheme.

Verona rug, from £2,607, Luke Irwin.


We can’t guarantee it will calm your kids, but the Nikki wardrobe is part of a cool collection of children’s bedroom furniture and has a hanging rail and storage drawer for neatly stashing their stuff.

Nikki wardrobe, £459, Cuckooland.


Designed by Swedish designers TAF Studio for Muuto, the Ambit Pendant Light is a simple piece that provides a warm presence even when it’s off.

Muuto Ambit Pendant Light, £155, nest.co.uk.

sink into style

The clean, square  lines of this Charlie love seat are softened by the scooped arms and gentle colour, just what you need after a long day.

Charlie love seat, from £995, Lovely Sofas.

hot pot

This Terra.Cotto casserole pot from Sambonet is made from earthenware and stylishly crafted in cool colours, so it can be easily and elegantly transferred from oven to table.

Terra.cotto pan – 23.5cm, £74, Amara.

under cover

Created in Portugal, these linen pillowcases and duvet cover are woven from the finest French flax and feel like five-star luxury against your skin. Plus, the relaxed finish means ironing isn’t required, so you can snuggle up as soon as you’re ready.

Linen bedding, from £15, Secret Linen Store.

laid back

Lie back in luxury on this soft velvet chaise and enjoy a cheeky siesta or curl up with a favourite novel.

Wind chaise Longue, £1,275, Broste Copenhagen at Cuckooland.

Find out more about Dulux Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn.

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