Pairing pink and blue in a living room
Pairing pink and blue in a living room

Find a modern colour scheme to suit your family with Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Simple ways to reconnect with your home – and nature – with Dulux Colour of the Year

Take the soft pink Heart Wood – Dulux Colour of the Year 2018 – and pair it with a broad range of versatile, nature-inspired blues and greens that suit every room, every occasion and every age group.

Communal kitchen colours

Blue and white kitchen
Blue and white kitchen

Softening a slate blue against off-white colour scheme with a trim of Heart Wood adds an eye-catching feature and warmth to these cooler shades. It’s a very easy way to warm up cooler rooms. Complete the look with natural woods for a modern, stylish feel.

Which paints?
COY B5.05.52 / 10YR 28/072
S2.13.39 / 90BG 17/090
S2.07.58 / 90BG 35/068

A bedroom kids grow into

Stripes in kids’ bedroom
Stripes in kids’ bedroom

Do your kids share a room? Play with that sense of sharing by linking the two beds with chunky horizontal stripes. Here we have used sky blue and yellow cream with Heart Wood to create a mood that’s cool yet playful – and will work for children of different ages and genders. Don’t forget to make a feature of the window with a strong Heart Wood border.
Expert tip: Horizontal stripes of colour make a room feel wider – vertical stripes make it feel taller.

Which paints?
COY B5.05.52 / 10YR 28/072
F6.06.69 / 40YY 51/084
Q5.04.72 / 30BG 56/045

Two-tone retreat

Split effect in a bedroom
Split effect in a bedroom

A two-tone wall can create a striking backdrop that’s simple to achieve and, with these nature-inspired colours, feels fresh and easy. When it comes to colour combinations, a darker shade works better below a lighter shade. As a finishing touch, use Heart Wood to highlight features such as window frames.

Which paints?
COY B5.05.52 / 10YR 28/072
QN.02.82 / 72BG 75/023

Here’s our easy guide to painting a two-tone wall. [INSERT VIDEO LINK]

Inspired by two-tone walls? Do it yourself by following our [step-by-step guide](/en/inspiration/ how-to-paint-a-two-tone-wall-in-6-simple-steps) to creating the two-tone paint effect.