All you need to know about ICI Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Discover how Heart Wood, ICI Dulux Colour of the Year 2018, can create a feeling of welcome in every room of your home.

Heart Wood is the new ICI Dulux Colour of the Year 2018 that has been chosen to help you reconnect with the soothing, calming colours found in nature. This contemporary paint shade can be used in a variety of colour combinations to create different moods, depending on the atmosphere you want to create in your home.

The inspiration behind the colour

Neutral living room ideas
Neutral living room ideas

Heart Wood was 
chosen by the colour specialists at our Global Aesthetic Centre. Together with international design and societal trend experts, we’ve identified a global need for homes to feel even more nurturing than before – and this is where Heart Wood comes into play. It can be comforting, energising or relaxing, depending on the colours you pair with it. 


Which paints?
COY B5.05.52 10YR 28/072
C2.06.68 / 30YR 49/097
D2.11.43 / 60YR 20/117
B1.08.37 / 90RR 16/095

Colour at the heart of every room

Warm and welcoming kitchen
Welcoming kitchen

With its gentle pink tone, Heart Wood creates a sense of welcome in every room. The versatility of the shade means you can use it in a variety of colour combinations – everything from zesty greens to cool blues – to create a mood that feels right for you.

Which paints?
COY B5.05.52 / 10YR 28/072
S2.07.58 / 90BG 35/068

Complementary colours

Enriching colours in a bedroom
Enriching colours in a bedroom

Heart Wood can be paired with earthy tones to create an enriching colour combination. Breaking up these warm, harmonising shades with an accent of ink blue adds elegance to the cosy feel. Or pair it with lighter colours for an airy yet warm atmosphere.

Which paints?
COY B5.05.52 / 10YR 28/072
T9.26.21 / 50BB 08/171
YN.02.45 / 30RR 22/031
BN.02.82 / 10YR 73/038

Discover how ICI Dulux Colour of the Year 2018 could transform your home with the ICI Dulux Visualizer app.