The Dulux colour of the year 2021 was just announced: Brave Ground! This warm, natural, neutral shade of beige is said to bring a boosting and balancing feel to any room and I love the cozy vibes it provides. It is also a versatile shade that lets other colours shine – and to me it seems like the perfect tone to use if you are tired of all white interior and want to add some warmth to your home in a subtle way.
Every year, Dulux’s colour specialists plus a team of top international design experts 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 is set to have an impact on homes all over the world. Offering a sense of tranquillity, Brave Ground
“What has emerged from our 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
How can you use Brave Ground in your home?
1 – Combine the warm colour with other timeless tones such as Spiced Honey to create a balanced backdrop for entertaining like this relaxed and informal dining area. This palette works well in both traditional or modern homes, and is beautiful paired with artisanal crafts and natural materials.
2 – Mix it with warm shades of red and pink for a stand-out bedroom that brings the wow-factor. Brave Ground as seen here with the bold pinks and reds of the expressive palette such as Lost Coral. These colours look great styled with minimal, modern furnishings, graphic patterns and light wood while adding a bit of fun to the space floors don’t you think?
3 – Combine the neutral beige with a mix of soft, natural shades to give a relaxed and inviting feel to a home office as seen below. When combined with the earthy colours of the trust palette it creates 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 nature. Bring the outside in with earth colours – think shades of blue and green like Mysterious Teal, balanced with Brave Ground. These tones work well styled up with natural wood, reclaimed furniture, shapely ceramics and indoor plants.
What do you think of the Dulux colour of the year 2021 Brave Ground? Will you be adding this warm, natural neutral shade of beige in your home? I really like the soft and homely feel it is giving and have actually just finished painting a wall in my home a lighter beige (which I am not thinking maybe should have been darker after seeing these images…)
Here are two other images which shows how Brave Ground teamed up with earthy shades of brown can help create a tranquil and calm living space – I especially think it works so beautiful with darker wood accents!
If you are thinking about changing up colours in your home, make sure you check out my lates post with the Scandinavian interior colour trends of 2021 which offers lots of inspiration from Norwegian paint company Jotun.
Now we are waiting for Pantone to announce its 2021 colour of the year which should happen soon. Last year it was a calming Classic Blue, so now I am curious about their 2021 pick.
// Photos: Dulux (except last image which is Jotun)