Introducing the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019 – ‘Spiced Honey’

A Guide to Dulux Colour of the Year 2019 ‘Spiced Honey’ with Expert Advice from Colour Hero Sinead Vaughan

Spiced Honey and its warm earthy tones of natural honey along with its message to let the light in and hues that suggest sophistication, warmth and elegance have etched their way into my brain. And there’s no denying that its beautifully designed palettes of ‘Think’, ‘Dream’, ‘Love’, and ‘Act’ are indeed inspirational ‘to create the perfect backdrop for a light and bright home’

Need to know more on how the Colour of the Year is decided upon, and what the 2019 colour of Spiced Honey is all about? I certainly did, so chatting with Dulux Colour Consultant Sinead Vaughan was perfect timing. An expert in colour, with a background in luxury fashion and style, Sinead kept her Colour Hero cape close to her heart as she shared with me her expert analysis on Spiced Honey and how it can bring a spicy sweetness to your home.


So how do Dulux and their team decide on the Colour of Year? Sinead explains “each year, Dulux gathers international design experts for three days of intensive analysis of global trends. This group – senior designers, trend analysts, architects, editors and creative directors – share knowledge from across the world and the cultural landscape to identify the design trend that best captures the times. The colour experts at the Dulux Global Aesthetic Centre team up with design and societal trend forecasters to select the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019. This year our chosen shade is Spiced Honey – a warm amber tone that reflects a new mood of positivity”.

Introducing the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019 - 'Spiced Honey' - Palette-Inspiration

When asked to explain what colour Spiced Honey is and the inspiration behind it as a Colour of the Year, Sinead describes it as a warm amber tone that’s ‘inspired by the beauty and versatility of honey itself’. Chosen by Dulux colour experts to reflect ‘the new positive mood of the moment’, Sinead explains that Spiced Honey ‘can be soothing or calming, cosy or vibrant, depending on the palette you pair it with’. Spiced Honey comes in four specifically designed palettes – Think, Dream, Act and Love. Here Sinead tells me about each palette and what they inspire to do for you in your home. My favourite palettes are Love and Act by the way, with the love palette inspired by kindness and connection, and the Act palette inspired by that energising feeling of being able to make a difference in the world.