When you think of “home”, words like warmth, comfort, and sanctuary are evoked. One often thinks about bright, sunny days in the garden, family pizza and movie night all snuggled up on the couch, or a hearty meal shared with friends and family. To add warmth to the home, Dulux Colour Expert Palesa Ramaisa, has created some easy-to-use colour combinations to help you transform your home with Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, “Brave Ground”.
Here are four inspiring ways to bring it to life with a mix of traditional and modern yellows and browns providing the perfect recipe for a calm and balanced space.
“Brave Ground” Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, is a warm, nurturing, and balancing colour, that creates a firm foundation for any interior scheme and lets other shades shine. The classic and contemporary yellows, ochres and soft browns of our Timeless palette work brilliantly with “Brave Ground” and, together, they can bring a positive and inspiring feel to your home.
These are warm, adaptable tones that can work in a modern or traditional setting, offering a failproof way to give any room a facelift. Energising without being overpowering, Timeless colours can create a positive and harmonious backdrop to any mix of furniture.
Create a living room that makes a lasting statement with contemporary classic colours.
When it comes to the living room, it is often the most frequented space in your home. This makes it a great space to set a warm tone for your loved ones. Ramaisa suggests “Brave Ground” framed with timeless tones of sand and copper to create a warm, neutral backdrop perfect for showcasing an eclectic selection of global furniture. Ramaisa also suggests trying out interesting paint techniques, such as a horizontal stripes of colour, to add interest and individuality with colour options like “Soft Copper”, “Bitter Creek”, and “Brave Ground.”
Go for captivating balance in the bedroom.
The bedroom is a space that really grounds the home. It is a place to reset and unwind at the end of the day. Ramaisa recommends bringing a touch of glamour to the bedroom with a rich gold wall framed with a balancing ribbon of “Brave Ground”, edged with a lighter tone like “Monarch Gold” or “European White” to add energy without dominating the room. Accessorise with natural and tactile materials for a soft, layered, and versatile look.
Mix graphic shapes in classic colours for a cutting-edge dining room.
You can get creative on the dining room walls by playing with curves in complementary colours and carrying the effect from one space to the next. Use tones that work together naturally so that even these bold arch shapes do not feel overpowering. Colour options recommended here are “Brave Ground” coupled with “Crème Brulee” or “Llama White” in a durable paint option such as Dulux EasyCare to ease your mind in those high traffic spaces.
Bring a flash of energy to a study wall.
As we all continue to spend more time in our home offices, many are looking for a sense of inspiration and added focus from this space in our homes. Ramaisa concludes that calm, neutral tones are known to boost learning, so timeless colours are perfect for a study area. She suggests using a combination of different tones to add visual interest, and to balance the look like “Winter’s Silence” or “Scottish Green” with Dulux Colour of the Year, “Brave Ground.”