Spiced honey for autumn?

October 9th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Spiced honey for autumn?

Any change in the seasons often heralds a review of interiors. Might spiced honey work this Autumn for your Loughton, Woodford or Chigwell home? There are always new seasonal homeware collections and if a wholesale redecoration is not what you want there is always time for a bit of a refresh; new sofa, the latest paint colours or some up-to-date accessories.

Recently Dulux announced that Spiced Honey was its next Colour of the Year. It is a colour with a caramel tone that has drawn mixed responses. Every year the paint brand put together a team of designers, architects and trend forecasters to assess the global mood and for 2019 they decided that we will all need comfort and optimism; hence they went for the golden hue of Spiced Honey.

Some have said that “a whole room of it might look a little too, well, brown”.  That might work for some but Marianne Shillingford Dulux’s creative director suggests it might be better to use it more as an accent, or by pairing it with another colour. She suggests chalky white or charcoal grey, as a good contrast, while cool pastels such as blush pink will freshen it up she says.

Some of the main high-street brands are already looking at ways to incorporate the colour into a contemporary look. According to Heal buyer Hannah Thistlethwaite, “Buttery, leather furnishings will enhance the amber pigments of the shade, while bright brass finishes will gently lift the energy within the room.”

If brown is not floating your boat animal print has been all over the autumn/winter catwalks, so it was only a matter of time before it will make its way back into interiors. Leopard is, of course, the classic, teamed with toffee colours and Spiced Honey, perhaps it could work. You can look out for tiger and zebra prints too to make a fun statement and offer a nod to the trend in your Loughton, Woodford or Chigwell home.


Photo: Dulux