2019 Colour Of The Year…


If you love interiors, then you may just be aware of the fact that the Dulux and Pantone colours of the year for 2019 are taking on some rich warmth and vivacity for the year ahead. Expect lots of spicy tones and hot Mediterranean hues too.

Dulux’s 2019 “Spiced Honey”, is a rich caramel tone that is just perfect for creating a relaxed, cosy atmosphere.

Here are some ideas on exactly how you can use it to add some contemporary richness to your own interiors…

An amber-toned neutral, the Dulux colour for 2019 is a far cry from last year’s “Heart Wood”, with its lavender undertones.

Focusing on the underlying messages in society of a shift towards kindness, action, purpose, transformation and positivity for the year, this shade is a perfectly heady mix of warmth and sophistication.

Brown based colours aren’t my usual go-to, but the versatility and understated style of “Spiced Honey” simply oozes cool.

So, how can you use it in your kids’ rooms?

  • Mix it with other warm tones for a relaxing haven, offering comfort and warmth. Try blush or ochre for a calming vibe.
  • Add drama by combining it with charcoal grey or black for a more edgy, graphic feel.
  • Throw more spice into the mix by pairing it with zingy colours such as auburn, turmeric or paprika.
  • If you want to go Retro then this is definitely a neutral that can be combined with stronger colours. Create an energetic space by combining it with pops of pillar box red or slate blue.
  • It will also look great teamed with white and off white furniture for a more contemporary feel.


Pantone’s colour of the year for 2019 is “Living Coral”. Again, in the same vein as Dulux, it is representative of positivity and purpose. Unlike ‘Spiced Honey’ though, this is more of a feature colour.

  • As a deep coral, that verges on terracotta, if you are looking to add a neutral then this spirited, pinky peach colour will look fabulous paired with tan, biscuit or grey for a more pared back, minimalist feel.
  • As it’s a hue with a lot of warmth, “Living Coral” would work well twinned with grey furniture.
  • If you are feeling inspired by the ocean then pair it with oceanic blues and aqua to make your corals pop.   Taking inspiration from the name, how about an under-the-sea theme for their room?
  • And finally… pink needn’t be just for girls! As it is so versatile, Coral is a great unisex colour for children’s bedrooms, plus it can be the perfect highlight hue for shared spaces too!

Keep a look out for how we use these colours in the year ahead.  And don’t forget, please send us your snaps as we love to see how you’ve styled our products!

Happy Styling!