Last month saw the announcement of Dulux’s colour of the year 2019 as ‘Spiced Honey’ and in our opinion it's a wonderfully warm autumnal shade!
Every year a team of colour experts from Dulux come together with various industry designers, specialists, architects and trend forecasters to decide on an inspirational colour for our homes and interiors for the year ahead. The chosen colour is based on insights and information collected from a range of design and lifestyle trends, looking at key colours and designs that are emerging from top fashion and interior influencers.
According to Dulux Spiced Honey was selected to ‘reflect the new positive mood of the moment. Spiced Honey is a warm amber tone, inspired by the beauty and versatility of honey itself. Spiced Honey can be soothing or calming, cosy or vibrant, depending on the palette you pair it with’.
To showcase the versatility of Spiced Honey, Dulux have put together four key colour palettes to help create a range of moods based on the colours you combine it with.
These colour palettes have got us thinking about how we can coordinate our McAlister Textile products to sit with the colour of the moment. If you love the look of Spiced Honey and want some ideas on how to introduce it into your home, check out our 4 mini mood boards - What colour palette would best suit your style?
Dulux Colour Palette 1: Soothing Place to Think
According to deluxe - The mood is subtly sophisticated, as Spiced Honey sits with earthy ochres and cool greys, while black brings a graphic edge to the look
Lifestyle Image and Soothing Colour Palette Courtesy of Dulux.
Dulux Colour Palette 2: Calming Place to Dream
Seeking somewhere to get lost in the moment? Combine Spiced Honey’s earthy notes with muted pastels, warm woods and tactile textiles to create the perfect soothing space for rest and reflection.
This calming palette is romantic and serene, think about combining these colours with pretty floral fabrics and rustic textures to create the ultimate interior sanctuary.
Lifestyle Image and Calming Colour Palette Courtesy of Dulux.
McAlister Textile Products from top right: Rhumba Blush Eyelet Curtains, Matt Velvet Heather Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Rhumba Blush Pink Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Textured Chenille Light Grey Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Blush Floral Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Matt Velvet Rose Blush Pink Draught Excluder, Herringbone Boutique Lilac Purple Throw, Deluxe Herringbone Duck Egg Round Ottoman & Herringbone Doorstop in Lilac.
Dulux Colour Palette 3: Cosy Place to Love
According to Dulux, If you like to surround yourself with people and things that you love, this warm and inviting palette is for you. With its mix of pigment-rich shades, combined with simple wooden furniture, woven baskets and pottery, it creates a space where everyone feels at ease.
Lifestyle Image and Cosy Colour Palette Courtesy of Dulux.
McAlister Textile Products from top right: Little Leaf Sage Eyelet Curtains, Matt Velvet Rust Orange Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Matt Velvet Caramel Gold Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Savannah Sage Green Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Little Leaf Burnt Orange Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Matt Velvet Teal Draught Excluder, Herringbone Boutique Grey & Orange Throw, Heritage Tartan Burnt Orange Ottoman Cube & Herringbone Doorstop in Red
Dulux Colour Palette 4: Vibrant Place to Act
Dulux have decided this palette is for those who want to create a energizing and zesty mood to get them bouncing out of bed in the morning. Spiced Honey brings balance and harmony to a color scheme that embraces bold brights, while lush indoor plants and edgy modern furniture complete the look.
Lifestyle Image and Colour Palette Courtesy of Dulux
McAlister Textile Products from top right: Arizona Ochre Yellow Pencil Pleat Curtains, Patchwork Panama Burnt Orange & Taupe Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Vita Burnt Orange Printed Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Matt Velvet Emerald Green Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Diagonal Patchwork Matt Velvet Ochre, Grey & Navy Cushion 43cm x 43cm, Curitiba Burnt Orange & Teal Throw, Matt Velvet Navy Blue Draught Excluder, Deluxe Matt Velvet Orange & Grey Square Ottoman Footstool, & Lotta Orange & Grey Doorstop.
So what is our overall opinion of Spiced Honey?
Well, we are fully embracing the move away from the cooler, greyer neutrals that have dominated interiors for several years now and enjoying the return of warmth, life and character into our homes. And what a perfect time of year to be launching this enticing, warm caramel tone!
Whether you have a traditional period home or a modern, contemporary home, Spiced Honey will complement an array of interior styles with sophistication so for that McAlister Textiles' give it a big thumbs up!