A bedroom with dark blue walls topped with lighter stripes

Create a harmonious, joyful space with Dulux Colour of the Year

Inspired by tides, waves and the natural rhythms of the earth, the Flow palette can help create a feeling of continuity and balance. Try these four decorating ideas to help your home feel in step with nature…

In today’s high-tech, high-stress world, it can be challenging to do what we know is best for our wellbeing. Achieving better balance comes from feeling in tune with the regular rhythms of nature and, at home, we need a space that reflects that natural momentum. 

Our Flow palette is made up of soft, fluid tones that are inspired by the seashore – shell pink, pebble grey, sea blue. Used alongside Dulux Colour of the Year, Wild WonderTM (Winter's Silence 50YY 49/191), they are ideal for creating a space with a sense of balance.

A mix of light and dark shades, the Flow palette offers endless potential for experimenting with paint effects and color-blocking and, because these are warm seashore tones, they work well even in rooms with little natural light.

Create a balanced living room

 

The fluid tones in our Flow palette can bring clarity to a busy family space, such as a living room. Creating a split wall effect that tops pale lilac with a soft white brings instant balance, while a thin band of Dulux Colour of the Year, 2023 Wild WonderTM, adds warmth and visual interest. 

Which colors?

Ghost Grey (17GY 68/005) 
Wild WonderTM (50YY 49/191) 
Silver Trophy (30BB 53/012)

A split wall effect with a dividing line in a living room; large window on the right

Open up a small bedroom

 

Be clever with color in a compact bedroom to make the space feel bigger. Walls painted in soft neutrals from our Flow palette help make this room feel expansive, while a horizon line in Wild WonderTM draws the eye upwards to create the illusion of space. These are tones that work brilliantly with natural light, bringing warmth and balance, whatever the time of day.   

Which colors?

Fossil Grey (30YY 56/060) 
Wild WonderTM (50YY 49/191) 
Zeppelin (30YY 46/036) 

A bedroom with a painted split wall effect and straw-yellow around the window.

Use color for zoning

 

It’s easy to experiment with zoning when you’re working with one cohesive palette. Here, alongside a wall painted in a soft blue, a lighter shade is used to define the kitchen area – an effect emphasized with a stripe of Wild WonderTM. Because the colors are toning and complementary, the scheme feels fluid and balanced. 

Which colors?

Bright SkiesTM (14BB 55/113) 
Wild WonderTM (50YY 49/191) 
Faded Denim (10BB 55/065) 

A kitchen area with white topped wooden units defined with a painted square of light grey blue.

Experiment with color-blocking

 

The tones in our Flow palette are perfect for color-blocking – offering you exciting combinations that feel balanced. Here, a soft blue feature wall reflects the natural light, while a pale lilac and Dulux Colour of the Year, Wild WonderTM, add warmth and visual interest.  

Which colors?

Bright SkiesTM (14BB 55/113) 
Silver Trophy (30BB 53/012) 
Wild WonderTM (50YY 49/191)

A workspace with a feature wall painted in a pastel blue against a window.