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Brave Ground - Dulux Colour of the Year 2021



Dulux announced their colour of the year for 2021 as 'Brave Ground' and describe the colour as inspiring us to have the courage to embrace change.


The colour was chosen for its warm, neutral and natural tones and is all about connecting back to the simple things. Its about reminding us to; believe in ourselves, stand together, absorb information quickly and find clever stustainable solutions to problems. I didn't know a colour could evoke so many ideals.


Alongside the colour Dulux have created 4 palette's that the colour can be used with throughout your home - Earth, Expressive, Timeless and Trust.


Earth Palette


The earth palette is my favourite of the palettes and most likely because I love blue tones, which I have throughout My Claybrick Home.


Brave Ground has been used in the picture below as an accent colour on the wall, with the darker blue ground the wall. Greens are brought in through the leaf print cushion and natural plants.


The navy velvet cushion and plates then tie the wall and furniture together. This images features a number of different textures which all work well together - wicker light fitting, thick corduroy upholstery, loose weave thow and cork coffee table top. All very natural elements working with the indoor plants. Finally, a hint of black on both the sofa and table leg.


Living room display using the earth colour palette featuring Brave Ground colour of the year 2021
Dulux Earth Palette with Brave Ground Colour of the Year 2021


Expressive Palette


The Expressive palette is certainly the most vibrant and fun of the four colour palettes. Featuring corals, pinks, burnt orange and lilac.


Brave Ground has been used in the picture below as the main wall colour in this bedroom space with the brigth coral being usd as a highight wall colour behind the bed.


Hints of the Exressive palette can also be seen with the pink wall in the backgound.


Using textiles on the bed and accessories on the bedside table tones from this palette are brought together feeling warm and inviting. Who doesn't want to dive straight into that bed.


Bedroom display using the expressive colour palette featuring Brave Ground colour of the year 2021
Dulux Expressive Palette with Brave Ground Colour of the Year 2021

Timeless Palette



The Timeless palette brings in the warm tones of yellow, lemon and brown. When I look at this palette I just feel safe, content and happy - yellow always makes me happy.


With mustard yellow on trend through 2019/2020, its great to see a toned down version.


The display of products featured in the image below pick up all of the tones within this palette through one main texture - ceramic.


A new colour palette does not always need to be about rushing out and buying paint to slap on the walls but can also be through styling of a space. If you have a neutral colour on your walls or in your furniture you can bring this palette to life through accessorising.

Accessories display using the timeless colour palette featuring Brave Ground colour of the year 2021
Dulux Timeless Palette with Brave Ground Colour of the Year 2021

Trust Palette


The last but not least palette is Trust. This palette is bringing together earthy natural colours with hints of light grey and richer browns.


Brave Ground has been used as the main feature colour in the office workspace picture below - from walls, to shelves and under desk storage.


Through acessoring with Art, candles, feature pots plus the chair and stool the tones of this palette are pulled together.

It feels like a very simple look but simplicity is often the hardest look to pull together. As less can often be more.


Home office using the trust colour palette featuring Brave Ground colour of the year 2021
Dulux Trust Palette with Brave Ground Colour of the Year 2021

Using colour in our home


If you have been inspired by this blog and are thinking about introducing either one of these palettes, or another colour into your home then get in touch.


Part of the services I offer includes home styling working with you to look at colour and texture, and how this can be used in your home. Whether its one room or a whole house I am here to help. Drop me a comment below, or fill out the contact details page and we can grab 15 minutes on the phone to talk about your needs and my services.


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