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Combining Dulux Colour of the Year with bold pinks and reds

To help you transform your walls with the latest looks, we’ve put together four easy-to-use colour combinations, centered around Brave Ground™. The bold reds and pinks of the Expressive palette can help you stamp your personality on a space and get creative…

Dulux Colour of the Year 2021 is a warm, natural neutral that lets other shades shine. Nurturing and balancing, it works brilliantly with our Expressive colours – one of the easy-to-use palettes we’ve created to help you transform your walls.

A mix of bold pinks and reds, combined with subtle shades in the same tone, Expressive colours are perfect for adding vitality to your home. This is a palette that energises and surprises, with pops of colour held together by grounded neutrals.

Whether you choose to paint a feature wall or experiment with one of our easy paint techniques, these Expressive colours will help you stamp your personality on a space, creating an impactful, on-trend look that will work with any decor.

Here are four easy and inspirational ideas for using Dulux Colour of the Year, Brave GroundTM with these Expressive colours:

  1. Go graphic on a bedroom wall
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Create a statement on your bedroom walls by teaming pastel pink and subtle accents of Brave GroundTM with geometric circles in bold shades of red. It’s the perfect way to make you feel upbeat and inspired at the start of the day.

Which colours?

  1. Transform your living room with a two-tone paint effect
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Topping subtle pink with a stripe of Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave GroundTM, creates an individual and impactful look in a living room, and it works well on plain or paneled walls. Bring in accessories in bolder pinks and reds to add a pop of energy.

Which colours?

  1. Create some curve in the kitchen
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Painting a simple arch a few shades darker than your wall colour is an effective way to highlight focal points in a room, such as doorways. Find out how to master this paint technique by watching our How to paint an arch video. Highlight inner doorways in a bold, contrasting colour – such as the bright red, shown here – and add a two-tone wall, using Brave GroundTM and a lighter shade, for a creative and colourful kitchen.

Which colours?

  1.  Get creative and paint yourself a study
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Using Expressive colours is all about thinking differently. Here a vivid brilliant pink, set against the backdrop of Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, has been used to define a fun and functional workspace in an open-plan room. Accessories in bright, toning colours complete the look.

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