Selected by an expert panel of colour designers, trend forecasters, design specialists, architects and editors from around the world, thesoft green hue was thought to embody the nation’s mood on the approach of a new decade.
According to the panel, it reflects a growing desire to understand what it is to be human at a time when advances intechnology (opens in new tab)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 (opens in new tab) 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.
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.
IN THE SHADE
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.
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The clean, square lines of this Charlie love seat (opens in new tab) are softened by the scooped arms and gentle colour, just what you need after a long day.
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.
Created in Portugal, these linen pillowcases and duvet cover (opens in new tab) 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.
Lie back in luxury on this soft velvet chaise and enjoy a cheeky siesta or curl up with a favourite novel.
Find out more about Dulux Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn. (opens in new tab)
Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites
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