10 ways to introduce Dulux’s Colour of the Year into your home

Get a head start on next year's decorating trends with a little help from Dulux, which has named ‘Cherished Gold’ its Colour of the Year for 2016

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Create a unique feature wall by combining complementing colours and masking off sections for alternating stripes, horizontal lines, or geometric designs. Keep the rest of your scheme simple to make gold the focal point. This look was created using Cherished Gold matt emulsion, £24.49 for 2.5l

Get a head start on next year’s decorating with a little help from Dulux, which has named ‘Cherished Gold’ as its Colour of the Year for 2016. A warm shade similar to mustard or ochre, it looks great paired with neutrals, blush pinks, dark indigo or monochrome schemes — or with copper accents and bare woods.

Try your hand at paint techniques such as sponging, ombre and linear designs for a trend-led look, or create a stylish scheme with golden-inspired furniture and accessories.

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Combining mid-century modern style, natural oak and next year’s on-trend shade, Jonathan Adler has created this beautiful statement armchair to add wow-factor to any living space. The Mrs Godfrey chair in Antwerp peridot polyester blend costs £1,795 and measures H79xW68xD76cm

3. made.com Stow_sideboard_Vintage_Brass_lfstyle

Designed in collaboration with Dulux, Made.com has launched the Stow sideboard in vintage brass-plated steel, which has an industrial style and a tarnished gold finish. Great paired with tan, dark brown and mustard colours – and providing a practical storage solution – the sideboard costs £599, H84xW138xD38cm

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Add a full set, or just one or two of these bright dining chairs to your kitchen-diner for a quick and easy update. The Eifell dining chair with beech legs and polypropylene seat in mustard will impress dinner guests and bring your scheme right up to date. £59 each, H82xW47xD54cm, Dwell


Rag rolling is making a gentle comeback and looks great with calmer, neutral and metallic-inspired colours. Taking Cherished Gold as a base colour, use Soft Almond 2 and Soft Cinnebars 5 matt emulsions, £24.49 for 2.5l by Dulux, to create a softer, relaxed look, which is warmed with a rich dark wooden floor


Hang three Stella pendant lights in a row above a kitchen breakfast bar or dining table for a stylish look, position one either side of your bed instead of bedside lamps, or keep it simple with one in a hallway. Made from 100 per cent recyclable thermoplastic, the Dia.43.5cm shade costs £92, The Travelling Souk

7. Radiator Centre Perla Horizontal

If you’re updating your heating system this winter, go for the Perla horizontal radiator in RAL1003 to create a style statement as well as a practical heat source. A design measuring H35xW150cm costs £364 from The Radiator Centre

8. BC designs Boat Bath Painted CherishedGold

Add colour to your bathroom with a freestanding bath painted in a shade of your choice. To celebrate the new Dulux Colour of the Year, BC Designs has released its popular acrylic Boat bath painted in Cherished Gold, which costs from £1,554 and measures from H71xW75xL170cm

Mix trendy geometric patterns, folk-inspired designs and Cherished Gold to nail three key looks in one. John Lewis’ Miko cotton pouffe in saffron is a great investment before the winter entertaining season commences, providing an extra place to sit when visitors arrive. £160, H35xW70xD70cm. Look out for matching throw cushions, too


If you invested in copper accessories for AW15, keep them at hand to pair with the new colour trend. Mix and match brass, copper and gold metallics with Dulux Cherished Gold matt emulsion, £24.49 for 2.5l, as a backdrop to keep the look fresh