Dulux Colour of the Year 2023: how to use it in your home

Dulux has unveiled its Colour of the Year 2023, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Say hello to Wild Wonder – a new neutral shade inspired by nature and the warm yellow hues of harvested crops.

In 2020, we had the sage-green infused Tranquil Dawn. Then, in 2021 it was all about the neutral Brave Ground, while in 2022 we kept in tune with nature through the pale blue of Bright Skies. Wild Wonder is Dulux Colour of the Year 2023 – an earthy shade with warm yellow tones, ideal for raising your energy and refreshing your living spaces.

The Dulux Colour of the Year 2023 works great as a base shade in your colour palette. Complement its yellow hues with pastel shades of pale blue, sage green, soft pink or light lavender. But to contrast its calming hues, opt for deep navy, striking peach, or terracotta accents.

You can also use it as a reliable neutral for creating an all-over calming and cocooning scheme in your bedrooms. As an alternative, choose Wild Wonder as an accent shade through bold decor and home accessories.

So, where do you start if you want to include it in your home? Don’t worry, we’ll show you how.

Dulux Colour of the Year 2023
Dulux Colour of the Year 2023, Wild Wonder.

How to use Wild Wonder in your home

Because it is a neutral hue, there are so many ways you could embrace it in your home. For example, you can bring a sense of positivity to your kitchen through either painting this barley tone on all your walls and cabinetry, or simply refreshing the section above your tiled splashback.

Are you shy with colour? Then, add a subtle dash of yellow to your open-plan living-diner through lighting fixtures, seating solutions or soft furnishings.

Next, in your bedroom, choose a stylish headboard inspired by Wild Wonder to make a statement. Or pop a couple yellow-coloured pillows and throws on your bed for a cocooning feeling.

And lastly, why not upgrade your bathroom with a freestanding bath painted in the Dulux Colour of the Year 2023? You could also swap your old shower tiles with a more colourful option for a quick scheme refresh.

So, are you ready to see how you can inject this positive pop of colour in your home? Then, scroll down and get your screenshot button ready…

Have a look at how this warm neutral can be used in your home

Dulux Colour of the Year 2023
Dulux Colour of the Year 2023, Wild Wonder.
Yellow kitchen
Wilton Oakgrain Cream by BA.
Yellow bed
York ottoman plush velvet ochre bed frame only, £449 for a compact double, Time4Sleep.
Dulux Colour of the Year 2023
 Megane slipper bath 1700mm, £2326, BC Designs.
Warm kitchen
Luken Diane Beige wall and floor tiles, £23.99 per sq m, Tile Mountain.
Anglepoise lamp
Original 1227 floor lamp – National Trust Edition in Buttermilk Yellow, £329, Anglepoise. Photography: Taran Wilkhu.
Styling: Charlie Davis. Location: 2 Willow Road, London.
Dulux Colour of the Year 2023
Hillarys x Abigail Ahern, curtains priced from £176.
Kamile console, £4156, and Newport lamp, £442, Arteriors.
Ancona breakfast table, and Heritage chairs, £380 each, Ercol.
Dulux Colour of the Year 2023
Topps Tiles x Dulux Colour of the Year 2023, Wild Wonder.
Chrea basin, £550; One worktop CF Slate in Crema colour, £5,62 per linear cm; Furniture from £959, and Moon mirror, £509, all from Acquabella.
Dulux Colour of the Year 2023
Seaton ceramic tile in Sunshine, £98.21 per sq m, Real Stone, Tile and Bathroom.
Chic radiator, from £251.40, The Radiator Centre.

In conclusion, be it through small accessories or going all out on paint, there is a stylish way to embrace the warm Dulux Colour of the Year 2023 in your home. So, happy decorating!

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