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Dulux let's colour podcast #7

The Colours of Love with Francine Kaye

What makes colours romantic? Special guest and relationship Guru Francine Kaye explores the colours of love, romantic bedroom colours & how to avoid colour clashes.



We’re back with a brand-new series of the Let’s Colour Podcast! And it feels good to be doing what we love once more, bringing you colour inspiration, home decorating tips – and perhaps a couple of laughs along the way.

Whether you tuned into series 1 or you’re a new listener, we’re so happy to have you with us. These show notes are where you’ll find everything we talk about in each episode, be it the name of a colour or the answer to a DIY dilemma. 

Series 2: Episode 1 is out now and all about love colours. We talk romantic colours with Francine Kaye and share bright kids bedroom ideas.

So, without further ado, here’s your episode recap… 

The colours of love lookbook

Light Red Home Office Wall with Red Accessories

If you want to ramp up the romance in your home this Valentine’s Day, and beyond, get your paint brushes out! In our series opener, we discuss the colours of love.


Cream Bedroom Wall with Red Accent

We begin with one of the most romantic colours of all: the red colour palette. Now, if you tuned into Series 1, Episode 1 you’ll know that red is a passionate colour, which captures your attention and energise your spaces. However, red comes with a warning: it can sometimes be too stimulating.  So, we’d suggest using red as an accent or a feature wall.

Play cupid with love colours by pairing reds with soft greens and greys, it’ll take the sting out of this powerful shade. Marianne says reds work best in home offices or dining rooms – in fact, Steph has painted her dining space in Dulux Dark Garnet. Follow the link to see what this dark, chocolatey shade looks like in a room setting.


Light Pink Bedroom with Taupe and Hot Pink Accents

Pinks are also colours of love and part of the red family. They’re loved by both sexes and the right tone can be really sophisticated. Pinks with grey undertones appear more grown-up and are a suitable choice for romantic bedroom colours.

If you are looking to find the perfect partner for pink, we say go for a shade on the opposite side of the colour wheel. Feeling brave enough to try a hot pink? Couple it up with a lime green. We’re crushing on Dulux Pressed Petal and Sumptuous Plum at the moment – just click on the colours to discover more.

We’ve got a shade of pink for everyone! Check out these bedroom colour ideas: pink bedrooms and 6 ways to use pink.


Red and Chocolate Brown Bedroom Walls

Smooth, velvety and indulgent. We couldn’t overlook chocolate as one of our top love colours. It might be a fancier way of saying brown, but when partnered with rich shades of pink and red, you can create a cosy, loving feeling in your home.

Fancy inviting romantic colours into your home? Discover how you can combine our Colour of the Year 2021 with reds and pinks. Or here are 7 schemes to put the sizzle in the bedroom.

Dr Dulux: your questions answered

We’re back solving your decorating dilemmas. Because if we aren't helping you paint with confidence, we’ve failed our mission to add colour to your life!

Jasmine from Inverness asks Dr Dulux “I want to create a brighter, happy room for my little boy, but I just don't want a feature wall of colours that will be all too much to look at. Can you help?”
Bright Geometric Wall In Kid's Bedroom
  • Bright colours are a popular choice for kids bedrooms, but they can be overwhelming. So, try them out first with a Dulux roller tester – you can order yours for FREE today. It’ll give you the chance to see the colours at different times of the day. We recommend ordering a bright version and a softer hue - you’ll be amazed at how colours look when you see them in real life!

  • Look to the warmer end of the colour spectrum. Bright colours such as yellows, oranges and pinks will give you and your little one an instant lift!

  • Geometric shapes and bold shapes are fun alternatives to feature walls – now’s a great time get creative at home with our simple how to video.

    For more bright kids bedroom ideas, we’ve put together two inspirational colour moodboards below, or you can click here to learn how to create a space that’s perfect for your child
Blue and Yellow Kid's Bedroom Mood Board
Orange, Blue and Grey Kid's Bedroom Mood Board
Emma from Fareham asks Dr Dulux “I’d like some complimentary colour scheme suggestions for a bedroom. I'm looking for a colour to go with Tranquil Dawn for my bedroom, it has lots of natural daylight, what do you think?”
Hanging Plant Against a White and Green Wall

Firstly, fab colour choice for your bedroom! Tranquil Dawn is a soft sage colour, which amplifies natural daylight, and looks great with a contrasting colour, like pastel pink. We used this colour combo for a split wall effect – check it out.

Alternatively, natural tones and earthy shades (trending colours!) work beautifully with Tranquil Dawn. We’re talking the colours of stones, sand and clay. Greys work well too, you could try Tranquil Dawn as a feature wall and Dulux Polished Pebble for the rest of the room.

The best ways to use Tranquil Dawn can be found here.

Special Guest: Francine Kaye

Francine Kaye - Love Colours Expert

For our first guest interview of the series, and keeping with our love theme, we spoke to the UK’s leading relationship counsellor, Francine Kaye.

You might have met Francine before, she’s a regular on both national TV and radio shows – and now the Let’s Colour Podcast! She’s also the bestselling author of The Divorce Doctor.

We asked her a few questions about colours of love, as well as how to avoid colour clashes. If you’re decorating with your partner or loved one, you might be interested to hear Francine Kaye’s tips on keeping the peace when painting and how to select a colour you’re both happy with.

Francine says “if you're going to live there together, don't you want your partner to feel comfortable?”. It’s important to engage your partner in the interior discussion – colour decisions should be mutual.



With every Let’s Colour episode comes a #FeelGoodColour story. Francine Kaye told us about her love of orange and what it means to her. To find out, you’ll just have to tune in.

Remember, you can listen and subscribe on all major platforms now. We’d love for you to leave us feedback, too, so we can inspire your future home makeovers. It’s why we do this!  

So, there you have it – series 2 is officially underway.

With love,

Marianne and Steph's Signature

Next up… 

Episode 2 is all about harmonious homes and helping your spaces work and play hard. Joined by guest Katherine Blacker, the founder of a professional sorting and decluttering service. The episode is all about creating a calm, organized space to live/work in.

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