On track to be the paint that can give any room a fresh and subtly contemporary update, Tranquil Dawn is the Dulux Colour of the Year, 2020. This neutral shade has a cool tone making it ideal for opening up a space and maximising light. Dulux colour specialists cite the calmness of the morning sky as the inspiration for this shade. They suggest warm woods, comforting fabrics and indoor plants as the perfect complementary interior styling.

At RAFT, we’re huge advocates of using neutral shades to paint your living spaces... we just love their versatile nature. If you’re considering a living room, bathroom or bedroom revamp, a fresh lick of paint is a great place to start. From there, it’s about finding some staple pieces of furniture and establishing a colour palette... knowing how to create a mood board is always a good idea. We’ve created some looks to demonstrate how you can style and accessorise your home with a colour like Tranquil Dawn.

Bedroom: A minimal, lofty look with soft furnishing and subtle painted accents

Newport bed with tranquil dawn door
Sometimes, all your room needs is a subtle refresh to revitalise your love for the space. If you’ve fallen for Tranquil Dawn but aren’t ready to commit to slathering it all over your walls, consider painting a door and the window frames to create a contemporary accent without being too distracting, as pictured above. The industrial feel of the black bamboo ladder and the indoor plants will give your bedroom a cool, lofty look. Meanwhile, the softness of the paint and the fabric Newport bed will ensure a luxurious comfort.

Hallway: Two-tone walls and pastel hues

Pastel pink chair two toned wall (1)
We love a two-tone wall and Dulux has even provided a 7 step guide to help you DIY! Their colour specialists recommend pairing green with pink and we’re no stranger to using offbeat pastels to give a room a gentle pop of colour. Here, we’ve used a green-grey shade on the two-tone wall and placed a pastel pink Seattle Armchair beside it to show how the neutral green can act as a fresh and contemporary canvas.

Living space: Complementary cool tones with warm woods

Manhattan with green walls
How about going for a richer green paint to create a bold, yet sophisticated, statement? This room has adopted a green palette to accentuate the door, cupboards and create a feature wall. It has been styled with a charcoal Manhattan Sofa for a dual tone living space. A grey undertone underpins the paint, rug, sofa, throw and scatter cushions but, paired with some warm, earthy teak and the Natural Sling Chair, the room is still homey and inviting.

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