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How to use Dulux Colour of the Year 2018 in your home

Explore the versatility of Heart Wood and how to use it in different ways in your home


Every year the colour experts at our Global Aesthetic Centre team up with global design and technology trend experts to select Dulux Colour of the Year. This year our chosen shade is Heart Wood – a welcoming warm neutral with a hint of heather that helps you relax and recharge. Heart Wood is a really versatile colour that creates a range of moods, depending on the palette you pair it with.


Take a look for yourself. Explore our guide to using Heart Wood in your home – and discover the diverse, and sometimes unexpected, moods each colour combination can create.


A hideaway from the outside world

Seeking a space to snuggle up in? Combine Heart Wood with shades of cocoa, clay and blush pink to bring out its warmth. Together these rich and cocooning colours create the perfect sanctuary to retreat into.


Which paints?

Heart Wood

Tempered Chocolate


A soothing space for the whole family


Bring the outdoors inside, by pairing Heart Wood with nature-inspired blues. Lifting it with these cooler tones adds fresh air and warmth in one go – making for a calming space that suits everyone, from dad to dog.


Which paints?

Heart Wood

River Bed

Steel Symphony 3

Cobalt Night


A room to energise and experiment


Make the heather undertones pop by teaming Heart Wood with zesty greens. The vibrancy of this colour combination adds a burst of energy to any room and lends itself to playful features. Why not give graphic shapes a try?


Easy to create:

Check out the How to Paint a circle video


Which paints?

Heart Wood

Fresh Artichoke

Pine Needle


Explore which colours work best with Dulux Colour of the Year in your home with the Dulux Visualizer app

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