Transform your kid’s bedroom with Tranquil Dawn

Find inspiration with Tranquil Dawn, Colour of the Year 2020, and create a space that’s perfect for your child

Are you getting ready for a new arrival? Discover how to use Tranquil Dawn, Dulux Colour of the Year 2020, to create different moods in your kid’s bedroom. The way we shape our homes is becoming ever more important, with more of us looking to understand what makes us human and focus on what matters most. From bold colors that energize to soft pastels to soothe, there’s something to suit everyone.

1. Create a modern kid’s room with Tranquil Dawn

Use a gender-neutral palette to create a modern kid’s room. Tranquil Dawn is a misty green, reminiscent of the morning sky. It’s a calming backdrop, to help your little one get a peaceful night’s sleep.

For a subtle feature wall, why not paint an extended window frame in cream? This soft, seamless look is timeless and will grow with your child. Use EasyCare Washable and Tough, it’s durable and easy to clean, so you can enjoy bright and long-lasting color for longer.

Accessorize with bright and textured hanging lights for a playful touch and introduce added charm with wooden furniture.

Which colors?

J5.03.71 45GY 55/052
F8.12.71 45YY 53/151

2. Encourage imagination with a bright kid’s room

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Bright kid’s room in deep orange, blue and Tranquil Dawn


Encourage your child’s growth and fire up their imagination with stimulating colours. This deep orange window is an energizing 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 changing.

Place favorite toys along your windowsill to delight the senses.


Which colors?

J5.03.71 45GY 55/052
S1.16.68 90BG 50/157
C6.49.48 34YR 23/583

3. Declutter your kid’s room and achieve calm with simple tones

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Decluttered kid’s room in light grays


Put things into perspective and create a calm atmosphere for your child. Combine a subtle tonal palette with pastel greys for a clean and pared-back look. Get creative and add a unique twist using the split effect. Try a darker gray 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 – order a Color Tester today for a quick and easy, mess-free way to test colors in your baby’s room.

Which colors?

ON.01.70 00NN 53/000
S4.04.62 90BG 41/040

4. Inspire with a creative kid’s room in bold stripes

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Creative kid’s room in burgundy and cream stripes


Help your child express their personality with a rich plum. Balance this warming and comforting tone with an airy cream for a soothing contrast.

Horizontal stripes will make a small room look bigger. Paint them in different widths for a luxurious feel. See how you can create your own stripes here.

Capture special moments shared, from playtime to arts and crafts, and decorate with handmade mementos like a cherished paperchain across the window.

Which colors?

Z9.19.20 48RR 08/146
E0.03.72 90YR 55/051


Want to achieve similar moods in an adult bedroom? See how you can transform your bedroom with Tranquil Dawn, Colour of the Year 2020.

See how to use Colour of the Year 2020 palettes in your kid’s room here.