How to combine Dulux Colour of the Year with Timeless tones

We’ve created some easy-to-use color combinations to help you transform your home with Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground. Here are four inspiring ways to bring it to life with a mix of traditional and modern yellows and browns – the perfect recipe for a calm and balanced space…


Brave Ground, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, is a warm, natural neutral that can help connect us back to the simple things in life. A bolstering and balancing color, it creates a firm foundation for any interior scheme and also lets other shades shine.


The classic and contemporary yellows, ochres and soft browns of our Timeless palette work brilliantly with Brave Ground and, together, they can bring a positive and inspiring feel to your home. These are warm, adaptable tones that can work in a modern or traditional setting, bringing you a failsafe way to give any room a facelift.


Energizing without being overpowering, Timeless colors can create a positive and harmonious backdrop to any mix of furniture. Here are four inspiring ways to bring them to life…


  1. Create a living room that lasts with contemporary classic colors

Brave Ground framed with Timeless tones of sand and copper, this scheme creates a warm, neutral backdrop – perfect for showcasing an eclectic selection of global furniture. Try out interesting paint techniques, such as a horizontal stripes of color [link to previous how-to video?] to add interest and individuality.


Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
30YY 67/084 F4.06.78
50YR 18/223 D0.22.41
00YY 21/321 E5.37.44



2. Go for brilliant balance in the bedroom


Bring a touch of glamour to your bedroom with a rich gold wall. Framed with a balancing ribbon of Brave Ground, edged with a lighter tone, this adds energy without dominating the room. Accessorize with natural and tactile materials for a soft, any-season look.  


Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
30YY 67/084 F4.06.78
20YY 36/370 F1.34.58



3. Mix graphic shapes in classic colors for a cutting-edge dining room


Get creative on the dining room walls by playing with curves in complementary Timeless colors and carrying the effect from one space to the next. These are tones that work together naturally so that, even these bold arch shapes don’t feel overpowering. Find out how to master this paint technique by watching our How to paint an arch video [link to video].


Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
00YY 26/220 E4.22.49
00YY 74/053 E5.03.82



4. Bring a flash of energy to a study wall


Calm, neutral tones are known to boost learning, so Timeless colors are perfect for a study area. Use a combination of different tones to add visual interest, and balance the look with Dulux Colour of the Year, Brave Ground.


Which colors?

10YY 30/106 E7.10.53
50YY 49/191 G0.16.68
45YY 51/365 F8.31.69

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