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Colour of the Year 2014

Find the perfect colour scheme for your home. Get inspiration, colour scheming help and decorating advice from Dulux.


This palette offers a suggestion of the colours our experts would match with Sea Urchin 1, to help create a room which is perfect for you. Be inspired by our Colour of the Year at: www.facebook.com/dulux

Marianne Shillingford

Creative Director

Our colour of the Year for 2014 is a perfectly muted teal, a truly versatile shade which works beautifully in any room.

Make a statement by contrasting Sea Urchin 1 with details of coral or delicate blush tones, mustard yellows and burnt orange to make this beautiful colour sing. Use pops of neutral tones and natural wood in your furnishings to compliment the look and create balance.

Rebecca Thompson

Senior Colour and Design Manager

Our Sea Urchin 1 is a shade of teal which has a strong yet subdued richness. Deeper, and more sophisticated than turquoise, this influential colour holds a mysterious quality which captures the grandeur of vast lakes and undiscovered forests.

Drawing from this inspiration, you can combine our colour of the year with other shades of teal, blue and green to create a tone on tone effect which is both dynamic and welcoming.

A Tale of Teal

To celebrate our Colour of the Year, Sea Urchin 1, we’ve created our very own fairytale.

Because the word ‘Teal’ originates from the delicate feathers around the eye of the Teal duck we’ve taken inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘Ugly Duckling’, shooting breathtaking pictures with the beautiful Alesha Dixon to show the transformational power of teal.

See Alesha Dixon transformed by our Colour of the Year in our image gallery and exclusive behind the scenes video below.

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