Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Cherished Gold is the Dulux 2016 Colour of the Year. According to Dulux, the choice of this colour ties with the on-going trend especially in interiors of using metallic tones in the home. Coming on the heels of the 2015 Copper Blush, Cherished Gold is a gold influenced ochre (deep yellow) which is warm and subtle.
It can be utilized as a statement colour or in combination with other hues such as fresh pastels e.g. baby pink, sky blue, mauve (pale violet) or rich jewel tones such as emerald green, coral, electric blue and magenta. Neutrals such as grey or beige work well with this colour.

Rebecca Williamson, Dulux's Senior Design and Content Manager opines that gold and tones of gold are being used everywhere in the design world. She believes that as metallics continue to add that feel good factor in our homes, this earthy gold inspired hue will offer that little touch of glamour in an authentic and personal way.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Face of Dulux 2016 Colour of the Year- Cherished Gold
In keeping with its usual tradition of selecting a celebrity as the face of its Colour of the Year, Dulux recently announced its choice of Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who has gradually become Britain’s golden girl of sports. The 23 year old is an Olympic hopeful and Britain’s national record holder in Pentathlon, High and Long jump. Dulux describes Katarina as one who embodies promise. In their words, “with gold set to envelope so many moments through 2016, we couldn’t have hoped for a better person to front our 2016 Colour of the Year”.
Top Tip: Do not limit usage of Cherished Gold to only the wall colour. Add a pop of this unique colour in accessories such as throw pillows, accent rugs. Even furniture and dinnerware are not off limits. 
Images courtesy of Dulux Colour Futures, Liverpool Echo.

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