Four ways to transform your kitchen with Tranquil Dawn

Is your kitchen ready for a new color? We show you four ways to update it with Tranquil Dawn, Colour of the Year 2020

In our search for meaning, we look to each other for answers and comfort, gathering friends and loved ones to hold onto valuable connections. This often takes place in the kitchen, the true heart of the home. Reflect your individuality in this space. The easiest way to refresh it is with paint, so take inspiration from one of our four palettes centered around Tranquil Dawn, the Colour of the Year 2020.

1. Enjoy a natural kitchen with warm gray

A light gray provides a soothing background to cook and catch up with loved ones. It’s a versatile color that breathes subtle warmth into a space when accentuated with hotter hues. Achieve this with coral accents in your light fittings and accessories.

Soften the industrial look of concrete tabletops by painting your cupboards in light and airy Tranquil Dawn. Add vibrant green plants for a fresh burst of energy. Keep the atmosphere calm and collected with a casual spread of selected glass jars and vases for a laidback look.

Which colors?

T5.03.76 30BB 62/044
J5.03.71 45GY 55/052

2. Create a happy kitchen with bright colors

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Happy kitchen in orange, pink and Tranquil Dawn


Make your kitchen the place to be with fun, bold colors. A feature wall in burnt orange is a background sure to spark energy and life into mealtimes.

Use the split effect creatively and paint your shelving in the same pale pink as the top third of your wall, for a seamless transition between colors. Frame this with a vertical strip of Tranquil Dawn to balance the vibrancy.

Coordinate your kitchenware to match the walls for a trendy pop art effect.

Which colors?

J5.03.71 45GY 55/052
C6.49.48 34YR 23/583
B7.06.78 10YR 67/100

3. Achieve calm with a minimal kitchen in Tranquil Dawn

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Minimal kitchen in gray and green


Combine similar tones for a peaceful flow. Paint the largest block of color in a cool gray to complement the sky-green hue of Tranquil Dawn.

Unify your shelving and storage and paint both in the same ashy charcoal in a smart matt finish.

Get that sophisticated look with a carefully curated minimal kitchen. Decorate with selected essentials for a clean and simple look and add warmth with wooden textures.

Need a little help pairing tones? Order a Dulux Color Tester today. It conveniently arrives through your mailbox and it’s an easy way to see which colors look best next to each other.

Which colors?

J5.03.71 45GY 55/052
NN.01.54 62GG 31/016
T3.04.12 30BB 05/022

4. Express your culinary prowess in a creative kitchen

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Creative kitchen in olive green and Tranquil Dawn


Paint is an easier and cost-efficient alternative to a backsplash and with Easycare Kitchen its tough and washable finish means you can wipe off stains again and again, leaving quality color that lasts longer.

Choose a rich olive green to flavor the room. Its earthy hue is a throwback to traditional times. Use it to frame a functional space for meal prep. Paint the rest of the wall in Tranquil Dawn to keep the space airy and uplifting.

Enhance this rustic theme by adorning with pottery, woods and handcrafted glass jugs. Showcase your love of cooking or baking with spreads of your latest creations on inviting platters.

Which colors?

J5.03.71 45GY 55/052
F1.35.35 20YY 15/245

Don’t worry about keeping light colors clean in your kid’s room too, with EasyCare Tough and Washable. See how you can create the right mood in your child’s room with the Colour of the Year 2020 palettes.

See how you can use Colour of the Year 2020 palettes in your kitchen here.