What Colours Go With Willow Tree Paint?

What Colours Go With Willow Tree Paint

Sage green was very much the colour of 2023, but it’s not due to go anywhere anytime soon. It was a huge hit in kitchens, bedrooms and other areas in the home. Dulux Willow Tree paint is the perfect pale sage green colour that restores calm to a room.

A beautifully sensual and serene colour that creates the perfect foundations for a natural, bohemian or even modern interior style.

Willow Tree is a fabulous colour for pretty much every room of the home. It can be used to create a stand out feature wall, be used as a section in zoning a room, or you could go all in with the colour across the room.

Sage green is not as easy to mix as the likes of a neutral such as beige, so let’s take a look at what colours go with willow tree paint.

What Colours Go With Dulux Willow Tree Paint?

As I’ve mentioned before on other interior posts around paint, getting your colour scheme right and using paints with the same undertone throughout will help you with your interior design cohesion, from room to room.

Willow tree carries a gentle, soft pastel green undertone so it complements Putting Green and Enchanted Green in an interior.

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What Colours Go With Willow Tree Paint


Willow Tree is considered an earthy neutral so other like neutrals work really well together. Both Dulux Tranquil Dawn and Forest Shade are great matches that carry that green undertone throughout.

If this is a little too green for you, keep reading to see what other neutrals work well together.

What Colours Go With Willow Tree Paint

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You don’t always need to play it safe with colours that are on the same spectrum of tones. The warmth of Rose Canopy and Monarch beautifully match the coolness of willow tree, creating a really playful colour combination.

This trio of colours would look sensational in a bedroom or office and used for zoning the areas, by painting different blocks the respective colours.

What Colours Go With Willow Tree Paint

Willow Tree & Beige

Beige is a classic and timeless pairing for a neutral such as willow tree. It’s best to ground the room with beige such as with your carpet choice, or with a cream rug on wooden/laminate flooring.

A living room with willow tree on the walls and a classic beige or jute area rug to create a seating section would look incredible.

Pair with black accents for a modern look, or add in natural accessories and wooden furniture for a more rustic look.

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Willow Tree & Black

It’s only been this year that I have started obsessing over black in interiors. I’m not talking full blown gothic, but adding subliminal black accents that define the space, and look amazing.

If modern home decor style is your chosen choice, then you can’t achieve it without black, and it contrasts so well with the lightness of willow tree. Think subtle accents like door handles, candlestick holders, chair legs and side tables to tie the room together.

Take inspiration from the below, and use a grounding piece of furniture like a black bed frame to ground the room.

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Willow Tree & Brown

Brown is another neutral colour that’s worked its way into homes this year. It would create a powerful trio with the addition of cream too.

You may choose to use willow tree subtly or go all in and incorporate brown accents with natural furniture, textiles and decor accessories.

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Willow Tree & Terracotta

Perhaps one of my favourite colour combinations with a sage green like this is with terracotta.

If you want to create a warm and earthy decor scheme, take note from the living room below. Choose to introduce warm terracotta pops of colours through artwork, cushions and key pieces of furniture.

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Willow Tree is a beautifully on trend sage green that works wonderfully from kitchen settings to panelled bedroom walls. It’s a firm favourite of mine in a modern farmhouse style interior where black accents are used to define and ground the space.

There is the exception to the role of mixing with other colours that don’t feature the same undertone, but only when they’re used sparingly! Are you a fan of Willow Tree?

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at hello@sleek-chic.co.uk for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

12 thoughts on “What Colours Go With Willow Tree Paint?”

  1. Hello
    I love reading your thoughts on colours and find them useful. I was wondering which colour you prefer for a bedroom..willow tree or tranquil dawn

    • Hi Louise, so glad you found useful! I’d personally go for tranquil dawn as it’s slightly more muted and such a calming colour, so perfect for pairing with other neutrals. I have a similar shade in my main bedroom 🙂 Thanks, Nicole.

      • Hi there

        We’ve just painted our hallway Willow Tree, we have beige tiles and a white Bannister, white skirting boards and white ceiling. What other colours could we have in the hallway? We are thinking picture frames, light shades etc.

        Just looking for further inspiration so it doesn’t look so plain!


        • Hi Mike, great choice for a hallway, it’s such a welcoming colour. Here’s a few suggestions;
          Lighting – opt for rattan style shades for a relaxed, ultra stylish look or add a more statement light which could be something like black, brass, charcoal grey, this is one of the first thing you usually see when you walk into to a hallway so it’s good to go bold!
          Rug – a hallway runner is a great way to bring some colour into the space and makes the space cosy and inviting too. For the floor I would look at something with grey, blue or green in.
          Picture frames are a great way to add some colour to the walls. Opt for something defining like black or bring some warmth in with wooden or brass shades.

          Best wishes, Nicole

  2. Hi my daughter is wanting the willow tree on 3 walls and the other wall with decorative panelling white, will this go and what white is best as she also wants white curtains and bedding to

    • Hi Angela, thanks for your comment! I would go for an off-white so slightly warmer and less clinical than a bright white, I would use this colour up and over onto the ceiling too. Take a look at Absolute White, Timeless and even Egyptian Cotton for more warmth, worth getting a tester first as they look different in different lights. Nicole x

  3. Hi I’m painting my bathroom in Willow Tree. I’m struggling to find a roller blind to go with it. My tiles around the bath are a darker grey and the bath toilet and sink are white. Could you give me a couple of suggestions what colour blind to get.
    Thank you

  4. Hi,

    We are having our kitchen redecorated including the cabinets and we like Dulux Willow Tree for the cabinets. Worktops are black. Can you suggest a colour(s) for the walls/ceiling and other woodwork? It’s a 370 year old cottage and the kitchen isn’t big so light is very important.

    Many thanks, Steve

    • Hi Steve, I’d definitely go for something light with a warm undertone in that case – I’d personally use the same colour on the walls, ceiling and skirting if the space isn’t very big, essentially colour drenching the space which can make a room feel cosier. Look at Dulux Frosted Dawn, Almond White and Nautural Calico, they look different in different lights, so definitely recommend getting testers beforehand. Thanks, Nicole.


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