Dulux Trade has revealed its colour of the year – a warm amber tone called Spiced Honey.

Its ColourFutures™ 2019 palettes are selected to help professionals make colour and design choices for a wide variety of buildings, from commercial to healthcare, and education to residential.

The theme for the 2019 palette is “let the light in”.

Spiced Honey was chosen because of the way the colours can be “calming and nourishing, or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it”.

It was selected by a panel of designers who research trends and consumer behaviours, as well as considering the social, political and cultural landscape from the last year – which was an eventful and controversial one.

On the panel was Heleen van Gent, Head of the Global Aesthetic Centre, who chairs the event.

She said: “If the unpredictability of the news, choices and demands in the last year forced people to retreat and regroup, 2019 is the time for their awakening. We are ready to ‘let in the light in’.

“For 2019, Spiced Honey is the stand-out shade that perfectly captures the mood of the moment, developed for our customers’ sense of awakening and new fresh mood.”