If you’re not already familiar with our Heritage collection yet, you’re in for a treat. Heritage by Dulux is our range of classic colours from defining Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods throughout British history, that combine beautiful subtle shades with durability and exceptional Dulux quality.

Now we’ve updated the range with 112 beautiful shades, expertly curated by Dulux colourists. These sophisticated hues have been tweaked oh-so subtly to give historical shades a contemporary twist, making them suitable for period properties and new homes alike.

Here are fours ways to use the new Heritage palette of muted and atmospheric paint colours around your home:

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1. Cloud nine

For a harmonious, restful blue bedroom, Heritage by Dulux’s Maritime Teal could work wonders in your space. Not only does it look beautiful, but it’s been well documented that people whose rooms are painted blue tend to sleep longer than those in bedrooms of different colours. Its calming shade helps to reduce blood pressure and heart rate, which in turn helps you get a solid night's sleep.

Keep things airy and tranquil by co-ordinating your calming blue walls with Swedish White and pair with pastel pink and grey accessories and decor to keep things contemporary. Layering up the cushion and pillow count won’t do your sleep sanctuary any harm either…

Expert tip:

The darker you go with blue, the more light will be absorbed, helping your bedroom feel cosy and inviting as well as lessening the disrupting effect of natural light entering the room.

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2. Modern nature

This soft and muted nature-inspired mid-century modern living room is just the thing for those of us who want to channel the outdoor into our homes all year round. Using a serene Olive Tree in your living room can create a welcoming and tranquil space. Offset the green tones with earthy hues like woody browns, neutrals, and blacks and you’ll feel at one with mother nature.

Expert tip:

Blur the lines between indoor and outdoors even further by adding lush plants and botanical elements. For an extra contemporary update, try adding a stripe of black around your dado rail to give your space a crisp and graphic touch.

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3. Purple reign

Wild Blackberry makes for a dramatic backdrop for any dining room. Using dark purples like this creates a cosy, intimate space for entertaining in. Harness the richness and grandeur of this deep shade by adding hints of gold or metallics, and strike a balance by offsetting them with natural, earthy hues.

Expert tip:

Painting your woodwork, dado rails and doors the same colour as your walls gives your space a contemporary look. It’ll also give your space the feeling of more space, despite the dark shade.

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4. At the stroke of midnight

This moody shade of Midnight Teal has all the restful qualities of green and blue in one beautiful hue with impact. Use it to add a little touch of drama in a dining room, living space, bedroom, bathroom – the list goes on…

Expert tip:

Teal really stands out against bright, crisp whites and will keep spaces looking fresh and modern. Play with this contrast by teaming Midnight Teal with white accessories, woodwork and furniture.

Explore the rest of the Heritage by Dulux range and order a free colour card in one of the classic, timeless colours by heading over to www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk/colours/collections/heritage.