Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

Dulux Colour of the year is Brave Ground, a warm natural neutral, bringing balance to any room. Here is why it is colour of the year, plus inspirational ideas for combining Brave Ground with other shades to transform your home.

Every year Dulux colour specialists along with a team of top international design experts discuss the latest trends that will affect every area of our lives. These insights translate into one colour that reflects the mood of the moment – a tone that’s set to have an impact on homes all over the world.

What has emerged from all trend forecasts this year is that everyone is reassessing what really matters in our lives.  We are all taking stock and finding a new and positive way forward by having faith in ourselves, working together, building on the past and planning for the future. It takes courage to embrace change; our homes can provide a safe, supportive and solid foundation for us as well as providing a creative space.

Brave Ground is a warm natural neutral that’s enabling and stabilizing colour. It’s also a versatile shade that lets other colours shine. Here are four easy-to-se colour palettes all centred around Colour of the Year, we also have mosaics to match

Combine Colour of the Year 2021 with timeless tones to create a balanced backdrop for entertaining.


Create a relaxed and informal dining area by paring Brave Ground with our timeless colours. This creates a foundation for any furshings – traditional or modern; and works well with artisanal crafts and natural materials.

Try colours Brave Ground and Spiced honey

Mosaics to match


Calgary £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Dylan £14.99 per tile,

£164.89 per square metre

Mix warm shade of red and pink with the Colour of the Year 2021 for a stand-out bedroom.

Be brave and mix Brave Ground with bold pinks and reds of the Expressive palette. These colours look great styled with modern furnishings. Graphic patterns and light wood floors.

For more expressive colours try; Berry Pop, Lost Coral and Terracotta Army  

Mosaics to match


Fiesta, £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Vintage Moroccan £14.99 per

tile, £164.89 per square metre

Combine Colour of the Year 2021 with a mix of soft, natural shades to give a relaxed and inviting feel to a home office.


Combine Brave Ground with earthy colours to create a warm and welcoming feel. These tones work well with mid-century furniture and rich finishes such as copper, marble and velvet.

Colours to inspire: Brave Ground, Paper Chain, Pressed Putty, Woven Nest.

Mosaics to match

 Riyadh Copper SA £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre, Shoreditch £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 

Create a connection back to the natural world with our 2021 Colour trends.  


Bring the outside in with Earth colours – shades of blue and green balanced with Brave Ground. These tones work well styled up with natural wood, reclaimed furniture, shapely ceramics and indoor plants.

To create the look try; Brave Ground, Mysterious Teal and Night Seas.

Mosaics to match


Ibiza,  £14.99 per tile £164.89 per square metre, Mini metro Petrol Blue £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre. 

With Thanks to Dulux 

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