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Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 and what it means for this year’s home decor trends

Rebecca Wilson on the subject of Uncategorized. Posted on March 5th, 2020.

How to incorporate Dulux’s on-trend colours into your home

Step into spring and take the opportunity to redecorate your home with this year’s current trends in interior design which are set to change not only colours and textures but materials too. 2020 is to be a year of sustainablity, unique charm and bold patterns for home décor.

Palette 1 – A home for Care

Dulux 2020 Palette 1 - A Home for Care

A gentle, versatile palette for everyday living spaces creating soft warmth. A brilliant base for experimenting with soft furnishings and mixed textures.

John Lewis Loaf collectionOchre wall with picture from NextTeal armchair - Dunelm




From left to right: John Lewis, Next, Dunelm

2020 trends to incorporate into this look:

  • Sustainable, natural materials such as raw woods, marble, cane shelving and linen
  • Unique or handmade ornaments or art pieces that incorporate natural elements

The perfect Turtle Mats for this trend:

Sandstone Stripe Turtle Mat doormatMorris & Co. Turtle Mat doormat in kitchenFawn Multi-grip Turtle Mat runner mat



Palette 2 – A Home for Play

Dulux 2020 Palette 2 - A Home for Play


Bold and fun, this bright palette is for those who wish to experiment without going to extremes. Paint small spaces in vivid colours or use stripes or chevrons to create a truly modern interior.

Flamingo pink wall - Dan 7th on Unsplash Dunelm monochrome lattice wallpaper John Lewis House collection bedroom


from left to right: Dan7 on Unsplash, Dunelm, John Lewis

2020 trends to incorporate into this look:

  • Monochrome kitchens are huge this year. Pick any bold colour against it to create a striking contrast
  • Patterns – Clash them on soft furnishings, have them in unexpected spaces and be bold with geometric wallpapers on your ceiling and trims

The perfect Turtle Mats for this trend:

Scion Kissing Spike Turtle MatSerena Stripe Turtle Mat doormatRHS Collection Birds Turtle Mat door mat


 Palette 3 – A home for Meaning

Dulux 2020 Palette 3 - A Home for Meaning

Grey is here to stay for 2020 and is very much on-trend. Try contrasting lights and darks to create depth in small rooms or use them as rich accent colours. Grey living rooms are becoming more popular too.

Dunelm Geo Silver WallpaperPixabay Grey Dining RoomUnsplash Grey Bedroom




from left to right: Dunelm, Pixabay, Unsplash

2020 trends to incorporate into this look:

  • Embracing busy patterns is a lot easier with neutral tones and using one print pattern for walls and furnishings is going to be a decadent look for this year and effortlessly chic. Alternatively, a geometric wallpaper in grey would make a subtle statement
  • Rounded furniture with European-inspired details will easily blend with a neutral theme

The perfect Turtle Mats for this trend:

Scion Spike Slate Runner Turtle MatDeco Bathroom Collection Turtle MatSlate Stripe Turtle Mat dirt-trapping doormat










Palette 4 – A Home for Creativity

Dulux 2020 Palette 4 - A Home for Creativity

Deep, forest-like colours will leave your spaces looking sophiscated and luxurious. Use these colours to create richness. They’re especially striking in bedroom decor and hallways.

Dunelm Starburst Mirrored Wall ArtNext Painted Wall - Lavendar GreyJohn Lewis Forest Green Bedroom







from left to right: Dunelm, Next, John Lewis

2020 trends to incorporate into this look:

  • Think like a boutique-hotel and play with sumptuous velvets, metallic accents such as brushed brass and tasselled accessories. The bedroom is the perfect place for these jewel tones
  • Art deco is the perfect theme to use these colours with, so scalloped patterns and mirrored surfaces will really create a statement in your home

The perfect Turtle Mats for this trend:

Owl Turtle Mat doormat - Dee Hardwicke CollectionDragonfly Turtle Mat doormat - Eden CollectionLeaf Fall Conker Turtle Mat - Eden Project Collection








The Winning Colour – Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2020

The winning colour of the year is:

Tranquil Dawn

“Inspired by the morning sky, it helps to give homes the human touch.”

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020 - Tranquil Dawn


The versatility of this colour and the soft classic shade is certainly why this is the colour to have in 2020. It would go in any room and brings us back to nature, soft skies and the need for green spaces.

2020 Trends to incorporate into this look:

  • Use vintage touches within your home and furnishings to add softness to living spaces
  • Linens and plants work well with this delicate shade. Bring nature inside by using real plants rather than last year’s fake plant trend

The perfect Turtle Mat to pair with this trend:

Our Morris & Co. Thistle Green, indoor door mat, is the ideal match to compliment it.

Thistle Green Morris & Co Collection Turtle Mat



Let us know in the comments which palette is your favourite and join us on Facebook and Instagram for more style inspiration throughout the year.