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4 ways to change up your living room with Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Four new colour palettes to try in your living room with Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Does your living room need a revamp? Our trend colours for 2018 may offer the solution. Heart Wood has been chosen as the Dulux Colour of the Year for 2018 – and our colour experts have selected a range of colours to pair it with. From the snug feel created by rich tones to the energy of contrasting bolds, each colour scheme has Heart Wood at its core. Which one will suit the hub of your home?


1. The welcoming living room

Dulux Colour of the Year 2018 and its complementary colours create a reassuring mood in your living room, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try some unexpected design ideas. In this living room, a graphic neutral oval broken across two walls adds an eye-catching feature, that’s softened by its organic shape.


Which paints?

Heart Wood

Blossom Tree

Rose Bark

Wooded Solace


2. The snug living room


A darker strip of paint applied to the top of the wall, creates a living room with a sense of sanctuary and warmth. This colour combination mixes earthy tones that work well with natural woods and greenery and creates a wonderful cosy atmosphere.


Which paints?

Heart Wood

Tempered Chocolate

Natural Taupe 2

Summer Pecan 1


3. The dynamic living room


The strong vertical lines of contrasting tones in this energetic colour scheme help make the room feel larger. Painting the ceiling and one main wall in the same neutral tone create a sense of space and contrasts with the bolder tones. The overall feel is one of vibrancy and energy.


Which paints?

Heart Wood

Gooseberry Fool 1


4. The family living room


Combining a cool blue shade with the heather toned warm neutral Heart Wood, strikes the perfect balance between a fresh and cosy look. This is the ideal palette for large, busy families that need an easy, welcoming feel for their living room.


Great tip: for a modern take on a two-tone wall, create a colour break near the ceiling.


Which paints?

Heart Wood

Steel Symphony 3



Discover how these new colour palettes could transform your living room with the Dulux Visualizer app.

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