Thinking of redecorating and desperate to find out what the colour of the year 2018 will be? We thought so.

Paint company, Dulux Trade, has unveiled its Colour of the Year – Heart Wood, which it describes as a "warm neutral with a hint of heather."

Each year the parent company of Dulux Trade, AkzoNobel, gathers together international colour experts to develop its annual trend forecast and to decide on a colour of the year.

Last year it was announced 2017 would be the year of Denim Drift, a blue hue, which has been the brand's third bestselling shade this year.

The Heart Wood shade was inspired by warm wooden materials used in interiors and architecture, reflecting the comfort we need in uncertain times and is "perfectly suited" to hospitality and leisure projects, says said Rebecca Williamson, senior colour and design expert.

 

 

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"Dulux Trade's colour of the year for 2018, Heart Wood, is incredibly versatile, and connects beautifully with the accompanying trend palettes for the year ahead," she says.

"Providing the comfort and reassurance we're all seeking, it's the perfect antidote to the mood of the moment – channeling a real sense of calm and warmth during such times of uncertainty. We can't wait to see spaces across the globe transformed into true sanctuaries."

The colour works as a subtle background décor yet is full of character and plays well with popular modern design details such as walnut, brushed brass, marble and matt-black surfaces, advises Dulux.

For more on making colour work in your pub, check out our guide to colour.