Are you getting ready for the arrival of a new family member or are you looking to revamp your little one’s bedroom? The Dulux Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn, is the perfect gender-neutral colour to use in your little one’s room to create different moods.
Palesa Ramaisa, Dulux Colour Consultant, gives four key ideas on how the Colour of the Year 2020 can be translated into your home.
1. A modern baby nursery
Use a gender-neutral palette to create a modern nursery. Tranquil Dawn is a misty green reminiscent of the morning sky and has a calming backdrop to help your little one get a peaceful night’s sleep. For a subtle feature wall, paint an extended window frame in cream. This soft, seamless look is timeless and will grow with your child. Use our latest washable and tough matt paint, EasyCare, for durable, easy to clean long-lasting colour. Accessorise with bright and textured hanging lights for a playful touch and introduce added charm with wooden furniture.
2. Encourage imagination with a bright kid’s bedroom
Encourage your child’s growth and fire up their imagination with stimulating colours. This deep orange window from the Play Palette is an energising feature for playful kids. Zone the room with lighter block colours for different activities. Paint with a sky blue for quiet bedtime stories and Tranquil Dawn for a soothing corner for nappy changing and feeding time. Place favourite toys along the windowsill to delight the senses.
3. Declutter your kid’s room and achieve calm with simple tones
Put things into perspective and create a calm atmosphere for your child. Combine a subtle tonal shade with pastel greys from the Care Palette for a clean and pared-back look. Get creative and add a unique twist using the split-wall effect. Try a darker grey with blue undertones on the bottom, echoing tranquil clear waters. Decorate sparingly, for a simple minimalist effect to avoid distractions for a good night’s sleep. Add a textured rug and coordinate with your seating for a comfortable escape to sit back and relax. Here’s a top tip –purchase a Dulux Roller Tester today for a quick and easy, mess-free way to test the colours in the room you are renovating.
4. Inspire with a creative kid’s room in bold stripes
Help your child express their personality with a rich plum from the Creative Palette. Balance this warm and comforting plum paint with an airy cream for a soothing contrast. Horizontal stripes will make a small room look bigger, painting them in different widths will create an even more luxurious feel. Capture special moments shared, from playtime to arts and crafts, and decorate with handmade mementoes, like a cherished paperchain across the window.
“Neutral baby rooms have been a trend for the past few years and our 2020 Colour of the Year, Tranquil Dawn is the perfect neutral base colour. The four supporting palettes can be used to achieve different moods from playful, creative and even minimalist. Have fun playing around with the décor and include different shapes and textures to make these rooms extra cozy for your little one,” concludes Ramaisa.