A glowing and uplifting tone, Dulux Colour of the Year 2023, Wild WonderTM, makes us feel connected with nature and helps us feel better in our homes. Find out how we choose the Colour of the Year and how to combine it with trend-led shades to transform every room…
To make sure we select a Colour of the Year that feels relevant and timely, we undertake rigorous global research. Every year, we host a Trend Forecast and ask a panel of international design experts to share their insights about what will be influencing the way we live over the next few years. By understanding where the world is heading, we can respond with a colour that matches the mood of the moment.
This year, with the natural world at the top of the global agenda, we talked about the different ways that nature supports and inspires us. Our conversations led us to a theme for Dulux Colour of the Year 2023: seeds of wonder – a phrase that encapsulates the transformative power of nature – and to the shade itself. Wild WonderTM is a glowing natural tone that offers us a connection with nature and that brings a sense of natural magic into our homes. Around it, we’ve created four easy-to-use colour palettes: Lush, Buzz, Raw and Flow. Each tells the story of a different way that nature inspires us.
Bring softness to a kitchen
Connecting with nature makes us feel better, and the soothing forest tones in our Lush palette can create an atmosphere of rootedness and support. Here, a combination of soft green and Wild WonderTM brings warmth and softness to a kitchen space.
Create a joyful family space
The vibrant shades in our Buzz palette celebrate the biodiversity of a wildflower field. Here they add a splash of bright colour to a wall painted in the Colour of the Year 2023, Wild WonderTM, creating a joyful family space that feels playful and invigorating.
Create a welcoming bedroom
Reminding us of the wealth of natural materials around us, our Raw palette is warm and enriching. Here, a soft brown is combined with Dulux Colour of the Year 2023, Wild WonderTM, to create a bedroom space that feels comfortable and cocooning.
Bring balance to a nursery
Our Flow palette is all about bringing balance to the home. This two-tone effect mixes soft blue with Wild WonderTM to create a look that’s fun but not overpowering – perfect for a child’s nursery.