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How to create a tranquil workspace with Dulux colour of the year

Dulux has announced its colour of the year for 2020.

Drum roll, please…

The new colour to inspire us all in the next year is Tranquil Dawn.

The colour experts created this shade to embody the idea of a new decade, new dawn, and it’s a colour intended to counter the busy, frenetic world of work, social media and constant connectivity.

They state: “As 2020 is the start of a new decade, it’s a fresh start. A new dawn. In an increasingly hectic and digital world, there is a desire for meaning and kindness. So, inspired by the colours of the morning sky, our colour experts have created an inspiring new shade, Tranquil Dawn.”

Calming colours for a calmer mind

The idea of creating a peaceful, tranquil environment in your home is one that we fully embrace here at The Homeworker. With the magazine offering a sense of calm and our vision to help you nurture a healthier mind, body and business, blue/green/grey shades are ones we often use in our own palette and branding.

The way in which we work can be highly influenced by our surroundings. Keeping your workspace organised is one way to increase productivity but creating a calming environment can also benefit your mental health.

Colour psychology says blues are serene and soothing. Greens are known for their restful and harmonious properties.

This new shade for 2020 is a versatile colour and one you can easily incorporate in your own home and workspace.

Clockwise from left: Aliona Cushion, Habitat; Side table, Cubit; Chalk paint, Blue Portrait, Annie Sloan; Kaelan 1 pendant light, pale green, Dar Lighting Group, £43.99; Scandi Highboard, Designbotschaft, £589.68; Skyler metal desk lamp, Cult Living, £29; Paint, Garden Grey, Dulux; Nikki computer desk, Cuckooland, £249; Umbra Woodrow Bin, Red Candy, £20.

Whether you want to go all out with a full wall of green or accent with different bluey-green tones, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this new calming colour.

From wall prints and soft furnishings to useful office stationery and furniture, you can soon be working in your own sea of tranquillity.

If you’d like more home office ideas and inspiration to design your ideal workspace, subscribe to The Homeworker magazine.

Each issue includes a home office interiors section full of the latest products and interiors trends to help you create your dream space.

About the author

Louise is an award-winning journalist and speaker who focuses on working from home, remote work and wellbeing. She is the founder of  The Homeworker, which is dedicated to helping you thrive when you work from home. The Homeworker publishes articles that are designed to keep you healthy, happy, fulfilled, and more productive in work and life.


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