Paint specialist Dulux recently announced that Spiced Honey is the Colour of 2019, sending homeowners into a tizzy – wondering why, and how this muted hue can be worked into interiors. According to Heleen van Gent, creative director of Akzonobel’s Global Aesthetic Center: “It’s a colour which can be calming or nourishing, stimulating and energising, depending on the light and colours surrounding it.” With that in mind, it makes sense to treat this shade as a contrasting note to a lighter main colour used in the same space. In the kitchen pictured, Spiced Honey is used as a ceiling colour, tempering the brighter accents of the accessories and the neutral tone on the walls.
The Colour of the Year is the result of research into global trends and consumer behaviour. Visit www.dulux.com.sg for four recommended palettes.
“At ﬁrst glance, it’s easy to dismiss this colour simply because we’re used to associating such shades with less positive terms, such as “dirty yellow” or “drabby caramel”, but you’d be surprised to see how Spiced Honey can help to lift other colours in a room when used sparingly. Try using it in soft furnishings as well.”