Brave Ground named Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

"Warm, natural neutral that's enabling and stabilising", according to the paint expert

09 Sep, 20

Paint expert Dulux has named Brave Ground, a warm earthy tone, as its colour of the year for 2021.

Brave Ground named Dulux Colour of the Year 2021


From its global trend forecast, this year, Dulux has found consumers are all reassessing what really matters in life and finding a new and positive way forward.

Creative director of global aesthetic centre Akzo Nobel Heleen Van Gent commented: “A drop of courage carries us forwards and it’s just what the world needs according to our colour futures trend forecast.

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“Every year, acclaimed design experts help us understand the mood of the moment, and this time is about adapting to change together, self-belief, social solidarity, vast knowledge and smart, sustainable solutions for the future.

“Change takes bravery but it’s also invigorating and inspiring. Our theme for 2021 is having the courage to embrace change.”

According to Dulux, Brave Ground “is a warm, natural neutral that’s an enabling and stablising colour. It’s also a versatile shade that lets other colours shine.”

It can be mixed with soft natural shades for a timeless interior, mixed with red or pink for a modern interior or combined with blue and green for a connection to the natural world.

Brave Ground follows Tranquil Dawn, which was named the colour of the year for 2020.