Yesterday, AkzoNobel has announced its Colour of the Year 2020. A very promising hue, starting from its soothing name: Tranquil Dawn.
Tranquil Dawn (opened in a new window/tab) is a muted shade of green, that is saturated enough to be called green and neutral enough to go well with plenty of other colours.
The inspiration behind Tranquil Dawn
The Colour of the Year always aims at reflecting the current social background and its needs, and Tranquil Dawn is no exception.
In a world that moves at the tireless speed of technology, design is called to carve restful interiors.
“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.”
Tranquil Dawn is inspired by morning skies. In fact, it's the colour that sits right in between earth and sky at dawn.
Tranquil Dawn celebrates the beginning of a new decade with hope, addressing two of the things we need the most as a society:
- Thanks to its soothing nature, Tranquil Dawn can bring a “human touch” to interiors and help us find a much-needed balance between our hyper-connected online lives and our physical life.
- Green is also the colour of sustainability and choosing it as the Colour of the Year is a call to action with respect to the environmental challenges we are facing.
Overall, Tranquil Dawn would fit perfectly in a biophilic interior. So let's take a look at some biophilic design inspiration that tap into this new colour trend!
Biophilic interiors in Tranquil Dawn
Tranquil Dawn works both in monochrome palettes and together with contrasting colours. But one thing is for sure; it would combine with plenty of natural light and a good amount of greenery in a biophilic design!
Tranquil Dawn greenery
Last but not least, Tranquil Dawn is also the colour of some plants, that would be an excellent way to bring in the new trending hue in a biophilic interior!