Create a comforting home with Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Easy ways to transform your home using the latest trend colours inspired by nature

Do you love a cosy atmosphere? Combine the Pinkish-Brown tone of Heart Wood (Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072) – the Dulux Colour of the Year 2018 – with cocoa, clay and blush pink for an earthy colour scheme that will create a snuggle-in atmosphere throughout your home.

Nurturing natural shades

Natural and comforting bedroom
Heart wood bedroom

Many of us want curl-up comfort in our bedrooms, so a large expanse of Heart Wood is perfectly set off by a coffee or terracotta shades trim. Use it to add visual interest with a two-tone wall or to frame windows or skirting boards. If you want to complete the room’s look, leather, rich wood colours and a touch of metallic are recommended. 

Here’s our easy guide to painting a two-tone wall

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072

Afternoon Tea 80YR 21/226 

Layered colours in your kitchen

Warm colours in a kitchen
Warm colours in your kitchen

A pairing of the Pinkish-Brown of Heart Wood and a milky cocoa is ideal for creating a sense of warmth in even the most minimalistic kitchen. Painting the underside of worktops in the same colour as feature walls also adds a stylish touch and softens the clean lines of kitchen units.

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072

Kenneth Square 90YR 55/051

Babbitt Brown 13YR 07/157

Afternoon tea 80YR 21/226 

Design ideas inspired by nature

Playful pebbles in children’s bedroom
Playful pebbles in children’s bedroom

Simple paint techniques can make a big impact – especially in a children’s room. Try a new colour effect in your bedroom with a pebble-inspired design that fuses a warm clay tone with milky coffee and the subtle Pinkish-Brown of Heart Wood, with a few lilac touches. You can see here how warm colours can still feel playful.

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072

Madeira Rose 10YR 27/323

Brownington Court 90YR 36/203 

Looking for more colour inspiration?
Learn more about warming Heart Wood – the Dulux Colour of the Year 2018.

Disclaimer: Colour shown in the image may vary from actual paint colour due to lighting in photography. Please refer to Dulux Fan Deck at the retail outlets for more accurate colours.