How to use Dulux Colour of the Year 2018 in your home

Explore the versatility of Heart Wood and how to use it in different ways in your home

Every year the colour experts at our Global Aesthetic Centre team up with global design and technology trend experts to select Dulux Colour of the Year. This year our chosen shade is Heart Wood (Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072) – a warm, welcoming Pinkish-Brown that helps you relax and recharge. Heart Wood is a really versatile colour that creates a range of moods, depending on the palette you pair it with.

Take a look for yourself. Explore our guide to using Heart Wood in your home – and discover the diverse, and sometimes unexpected, moods each colour combination can create.

A hideaway from the outside world

Seeking a space to snuggle up in? Combine Heart Wood with shades of cocoa, clay and blush Pinkish-Brown to bring out its warmth. Together these rich and cocooning colours create the perfect sanctuary to retreat into.

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072

Afternoon Tea 80YR 21/226 

A soothing space for the whole family

Cool blues and neutrals create calm
Natural blues and neutrals in a kitchen

Bring the outdoors inside, by pairing Heart Wood with nature-inspired blues. Lifting it with these cooler tones adds fresh air and warmth in one go – making for a calming space that suits everyone, from dad to dog.

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072

Burmese Beige 40YY 51/084

Shadow Play 90BG 35/068

Black Mica 30BB 05/022 

A room to energise and experiment

Add energy by combining Heart Wood with vibrant greens
Energising living room pairing greens with Heart Wood

Make Pinkish-Brown pop by teaming Heart Wood with zesty greens. The vibrancy of this colour combination adds a burst of energy to any room and lends itself to playful features. Why not give graphic shapes a try?

Easy to create:

Check out the How to Paint an Oval video

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072

Woodland Mystery 90YY 52/138

Country Club 07GG 07/143 

Explore which colours work best with Dulux Colour of the Year in your home with the Dulux Visualizer app.

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.

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