How to incorporate Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2024 into your kitchen

Find out how to complement soft pinks, like Dulux’s 2024 Colour of the Year, Sweet Embrace, through your kitchen worktop and splashback choices

Dulux Colour of the Year 2024

Sweet Embrace, a delicate pale pink, has been named as the Dulux Colour of the Year 2024.

Pink has been very much in the spotlight this year, thanks to trends like Barbiecore, but in 2024,
we’ll see softer, more muted pinks dominate interior design.

We've put together some advice on how to complement soft pinks, like Sweet Embrace, through
your kitchen worktop and splashback choices: 

A sophisticated, delicate hue, Sweet Embrace evokes feelings of comfort and warmth when
incorporated into the home. Whether you choose to welcome this shade into the kitchen
with open arms, or feature it as an accent colour, there’s no doubt that it’ll bring a
feminine, fun finish to the space.

If you choose Sweet Embrace as your wall colour, we would recommend pairing it with
neutral cabinet doors, and complementing splashbacks and worksurfaces. Marble kitchen worktops
work beautifully with soft pinks, resulting in a modern yet timeless scheme that oozes effortless
sophistication. Opt for a marble-finish kitchen worktop, and bring it up onto the walls as a
splashback or upstand to create a seamless design.

For that modern farmhouse feeling, pair Sweet Embrace with shaker kitchen cabinets and a wood-finish
worksurface. Oak effect worktops and warm walnut-finish worktops work well with this hue
as it mirrors the warmth of the wall colour, creating a cosy, considered configuration.

The fluted effect is a growing trend in home and interiors, and looks incredible when partnered with soft pinks,
acting as a point of interest without taking the shine away from your wall and accent colour.
No matter how it’s incorporated, the look provides an aesthetically
pleasing, ripple effect that adds a layer of texture that can elevate the space. 

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You can be playful with soft pink and pair it with darker colours – this will really help the pink pop.
Soft pink works well with dark grey, blue and green cabinets, as well as dark marbles and stones.
This juxtaposition between light and dark can also be achieved in a more subtle way, by opting
for grey toned marbles and stones.
You can also play around with textures by mixing industrial materials, like cement, with this delicate hue.

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If you’re not ready to commit to pink cabinet doors or walls, there’s the option of introducing it in a more subtle way.
A solid-coloured splashback, like smoked rose from our Alloy range, creates a clean, sleek finish, whilst introducing an
understated pop of colour.

                              Alloy Kitchen Splashback - Smoked Rose


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