Here we’ve paired Night Seas with Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground™️, to bring balance to this easygoing living space. The deep oceanic blue, rich green foliage and earthy clay of Brave Ground™ lend the room a sense of calm and connection with the natural world.
But you could take it a step further with a split wall effect. Here we’ve teamed Dark Garnet and Chocolate Fountain together to create a bedroom of total indulgence. Bold burgundies and rich, ruby reds are perfect winter colours because they add both warmth and a boost of energy that we all need at this time of year.
If you wanted to dial up the level of luxury in your living room, start with a wall in Emerald Glade. Straight away you’ve got a space that feels regal yet modern. Tie it together with crushed velvet cushions, copper furniture and a pop of hot pink to catch the eye.
Winter Colour Palette: Layered Neutrals
Neutrals add warmth to your space, allowing soft subtle shades of colour to add interest. One way to go about it is to layer up harmonious hues in the same neutral shade to give the room a laidback yet luxurious feel. Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground™️ works particularly well, giving any room a sense of warmth and grounding. In the bedroom, pair with sumptuous throws and deep-pile rugs to dial up the cosiness. Or, in more open spaces, you can match it with a muted neutral like Pressed Putty to add a sense of light and shade.
Neutrals can also be used to create contrast. In winter, layer warm earthy tones to make your living space feel relaxed and comfortable. Here we’ve used Cookie Dough below and Summer Linen on top.
It’s easy to adapt your winter colour palette for summer, too. Simply switch your accessories. Instead of cosy throws, add a few ceramic pots and wicker baskets for a light and bright bohemian vibe.
Deep Winter Colour Palette: Black and Grey Tones
It might seem counter-intuitive to paint a room in black. After all, winter is dark enough! Yet the point isn’t to paint an entire room black, but to use this winter colour as an accent, or to create a striking feature. Grey has a softening effect on black, as you can see below.
Here we’ve used Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood in Rich Black to give a chest of drawers a new lease of life. Upcycling your existing furniture will not only save you money from splashing out on new pieces – black paint will actually make the space look more expensive! Black absorbs light too, allowing the sheen on our copper accessories to really shine.
If you are going to use black, it’s really important that the room is well-lit – otherwise it can look too gloomy. In this example, we made a feature of the old fireplace, painting it in Rich Black and filling it with logs, echoing the natural wood flooring and furniture.