Dulux Colour of the Year for 2021 is Brave Ground™ – a warm, natural neutral that’s a nurturing and balancing colour – a versatile shade that allows other colours to shine

“We’ve created four easy-to-use colour palettes, all centered around the Colour of the Year, so you can express yourself in any number of ways and be brave enough to take that first step,” says Ramaisa.

If you are looking for some inspiration on how to incorporate Brave Ground™ into your home Ramaisa outlines four inspiration styles that you can try in our own space:

1. Combine Colour of the Year 2021 with Timeless tones to create a balanced backdrop for entertaining

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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.

Which colours?

Brave Ground 10YY 30/106
Creme Brulee 00YY 26/220

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black web chairdining table

white vasedecorative bowl

Web chair, dining table and vase from MRP Home and decorative bowl from Cielo.

2. Mix warm shades of red and pink with the Colour of the Year 2021 for a bold bedroom

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Have the courage to be individual by pairing Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground™ with the bold pinks and reds of Expressive colour palette. These colours look great styled with modern furnishings, graphic patterns and light wood floors.

Which colours?

Brave Ground 10YY 30/106
Canterbury Lane 70RR 17/372
Tea Dance 10YR 21/436
Downing Street 30YR 14/365

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red vasebedding setbedroom table

Red vase and table from MRP Home and bedding set from HomeChoice

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

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Combine Brave Ground™ with the earthy colours of the Trust colour 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.

Which colours?

Brave Ground 10YY 30/106
White Bucks 10YY 72/021
Light Taupe 90YR 48/062
Urban Road 15YY 33/043

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Weaved chair and gold desk lamp from MRP Home and mustard ottoman from Takealot

4. Create a connection back to the natural world with our 2021 colour trends

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Bring the outside in with our 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.

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Ceramic artichoke and cut-out lamp from MRP Home and sideboard from Decofurn

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