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Combining Dulux Colour of the Year with natural blues and greens

Transform your walls with Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground and one of our easy-to-use color combinations. The blues, greens and greys of the Earth palette work naturally together and give any room a comforting connection to the world outside.


 

Brave Ground, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, is a warm, natural neutral that creates a firm foundation for any interior scheme. Bolstering and balancing, it’s a color that echoes the fabric of the earth – soil, clay, stone, making even an urban space feel rooted and part of the natural world.

 

Brave Ground is also a color that lets other shades shine, and it works naturally with Earth colors of blue, grey and green. Used in combination, these tones create a calming, restorative feel that’s easy on the eye and that works in a modern or traditional setting.

 

Whether you choose to focus on one or two colors or get creative with an easy-to-achieve paint technique, this palette is perfect for giving any room a fresh new look. Here are four easy and inspiring ways to use it…

 

  1. Combine the colors of the earth, sea and sky for a calming bedroom
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Bring the outside in with toning shades of green, combined with deep blue, for a bedroom that connects you back to nature. Finish the effect by adding a touch of Dulux Colour of the Year, Brave Ground. Here, painted shutters and coordinating cushions anchor the look, while a natural wicker chair completes the picture.  

 

Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
50GG 23/085 N1.09.46
90BG 11/101 S2.18.28

 

 

2. Bring a fresh feel to a contemporary living room

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Earthy-toned Brave Ground combined with soft green creates a living room that feels straight out of nature. Mixed with indoor plants, natural materials and botanical prints, this is a modern look that can bring a breath of fresh air to any interior space.

 

Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
45GY 55/052 J5.03.71
30BB 05/022 T3.04.12

 

 

3. Use sky blues in the dining room for an alfresco feel

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Paint a deep blue square against a pale blue wall, and frame with a band of Dulux Colour of the Year, Brave Ground to give a trompe l’oeil window effect. Fresh and calming, this will bring an airy feel to any interior dining space and, mixed with lush greenery and natural materials, will make you feel as if you’re eating outside.

 

Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
14BB 55/113 T0.10.70
30BB 33/163 T4.16.56

 

 

4. Zone a kid’s study with natural candy stripes

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Mix style with simplicity in a kid’s room by painting the wall in different Earth colors – soft blue, pale green and Dulux Colour of the Year, Brave Ground. Creating stripes in a variety of widths adds visual interest and allows you to zone each area with a different shade. Calming and creative, this is a look that would work in any room, small or large. Find out how to master this paint technique by watching our How to paint stripes video [link to video].

 

Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
45GY 55/052 J5.03.71
14BB 55/113 T0.10.70