Dulux has officially revealed the Colour of the Year for 2021, Brave Ground, and we are loving it!

This neutral and versatile shade will be loved by many no matter their taste and turn any home into a haven.

The Dulux Colour Expert, Palesa Ramaisa, said this natural colour creates a connection to nature and is able to let other colours shine.

“This warm, natural Colour of the Year provides a strong foundation for embracing change. Brave Ground connects us back to nature and the simple things. It stands on its own as a beautiful, powerful neutral and can be used in a way that allows other colours to shine. Earthy and empowering, it evokes security, growth and potential to help us create environments that fill us with courage”, said Dulux Colour Expert, Palesa Ramaisa.

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The challenges faced this year have been a major inspiration behind the name and selection of the 2021 Colour of the Year. It can be used “to bring balance, stability and courage into our surroundings”.

Heleen van Gent, Creative Director of AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Center said: “It’s been challenging this year to transform the key global trends into inspiring colour palettes. We’ve seen unprecedented global change, with all of us facing experiences that feel out of kilter with the modern world. At the same time, we’ve rediscovered more positive things: solidarity in communities, strangers’ generosity, and the realisation that together we can do extraordinary things. We’re finding the courage to pick ourselves up and move forward. Our homes provide a sanctuary: a place to restore, repair and recalibrate ourselves on the road to recovery”.

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The ColourFutures 2021 four-colour palettes are divine and will add pops of colour that will brighten any home.

The colour palettes include these delightful colours that are incredible inspiration for your home decor.

The Expressive colours palette – includes shades of reds and pinks

The Trust colours palette – brings together all the earth tones


The Timeless colours palette – has soft neutrals, yellows and ochres

The Earth colours palette – includes blue, green and brown