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All you need to know about Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

A warm, natural neutral, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground, brings a bolstering, balancing feel to any room. Here’s why it’s the color of the moment, plus inspirational ideas for combining it with other shades to transform your home…


 

Every year, our color specialists, plus a team of top international design experts discuss the latest global trends that will affect every area of our lives. We then translate these insights into one key color that reflects the mood of the moment – a tone that’s set to have an impact on homes all over the world.

 

What has emerged from our trend forecast this year is that we’re all reassessing what really matters in our lives. We’re taking stock and finding a new and positive way forward by having faith in ourselves, working together, building on the past and planning for the future. It takes courage to embrace change and our homes can help provide a solid and supportive foundation, as well as giving us the scope to be creative.

 

Dulux Colour of the Year for 2021 is Brave Ground – a warm, natural neutral that’s an enabling and stabilizing color. It’s also a versatile shade that lets other colors shine. How can you use it to transform your home? We’ve created four easy-to-use color palettes, all centered around the Colour of the Year, so you can express yourself in any number of ways and be brave enough to take that first step…

 

1. Combine Colour of the Year 2021 with Timeless tones to create a balanced backdrop for entertaining

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Create a relaxed and informal dining area by pairing Brave Ground with our Timeless colors. This palette creates a firm foundation for any furnishings – traditional or modern; and works well with artisanal crafts and natural materials.

 

For more ideas and inspiration for using Timeless colors, click here.

Timeless colors article

 

Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
00YY 26/220 E4.22.49

 

2. Mix warm shades of red and pink with the Colour of the Year 2021 for a stand-out bedroom

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Have the courage to be individual by pairing Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground with the bold pinks and reds of the Expressive palette. These colors look great styled with modern furnishings, graphic patterns and light wood floors.

 

For more ideas and inspiration for using Expressive colors, click here.

Expressive Colors article

 

Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
70RR 17/372 A5.33.39
10YR 21/436 B8.38.44
30YR 14/365 C5.39.34
 

3. Combine Colour of the Year 2021 with a mix of soft, natural shades to give a relaxed and inviting feel to a home office

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Combine Brave Ground with the earthy colors of the Trust palette for a warm and welcoming feel. Subtle and smart, these tones work well with mid-century furniture and rich finishes, such as copper, marble and velvet.

 

For more ideas and inspiration for using Trust colors, click here.

Trust Colors article

 

Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
10YY 72/021 EN.01.81
90YR 48/062 E0.04 67
15YY 33/043 F1.04.56

 

4. Create a connection back to the natural world with our 2021 colour trends

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Bring the outside in with our Earth colors – think shades of blue and green, balanced with Dulux Colour of the Year, Brave Ground. These tones work well styled up with natural wood, reclaimed furniture, shapely ceramics and indoor plants.

 

For more ideas and inspiration for using Earth colors, click here.

Earth Colors article

 

Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
90BG 11/101 S2.18.28
27BB 10/138 T1.23.25

Want to combine more than one color? Find out how to paint a vertical stripe [LINK TO: How to create a stripe article/video]