All 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 colour of the moment, plus ideas for combining it with other shades...
Every year, our colour specialists, alongside a team of top international design experts identify a single colour that reflects the mood of the moment.

Dulux Colour of the Year for 2021 is Brave Ground™ – a warm, natural neutral that’s an enabling and stabilizing colour. It’s also a versatile shade that lets other colours shine. How can you use it in the home? We’ve created four easy-to-use colour palettes, with each one taking Colour of the Year 2021 in a different direction.

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

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

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

Pairing Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground™, with pinks and reds from the Expressive palette is a great way to add personality, especially in the bedroom. These colours look great styled with modern furnishings, graphic patterns and light wood floors.

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

Combining Brave Ground™ with earthy colours from the Trust palette lends a room 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.

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

Earth colours help to bring the outside in. It’s about balancing the warm, earthy tone of Dulux Colour of the Year, Brave Ground™, with ocean shades like blue and green. These tones work well with natural wood, reclaimed furniture, shapely ceramics and indoor plants.

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