All you need to know about Dulux Colour of the Year 2021
Every year we eagerly await the announcement of the Dulux Colour of the Year. Dulux colour specialists, plus a team of top international design experts, annually discuss the latest global trends that will affect every area of our lives. They then translate these insights into one key colour 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 the 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 stabilising colour. It’s also a versatile shade that lets other colours shine. How can you use it to transform your home? Explore these four easy-to-use colour palettes, all centered around the Colour of the Year, so you can express yourself in a 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
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. Here we see the Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground, paired with the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019, Spiced Honey, to create a beautiful scene.
2. Mix warm shades of red and pink with the Colour of the Year 2021 for a stand-out bedroom
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 colours look great styled with modern furnishings, graphic patterns and light wood floors. Try combining Brave Ground with colours such as Berry Pop, Lost Coral or Terracotta Army for a unique and welcoming effect.
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
Combine Brave Ground with the earthy colours 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. Colours such as Paper Chain, Pressed Putty and Woven Nest go perfectly with Brave Ground for these types of settings. As many of us work from home more often during this time this colour pallette will create a desirable ambience.
4. Create a connection back to the natural world with 2021 colour trends
Bring the outside in with Earth colours – 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. Experiment with colours such as Mysterious Teal and Night Seas for the effect seen here.
To start experimenting with these shades order your Dulux colour tester here to create the ambience you desire in your home for 2021!