Dulux Just Walnut: What Colour Is It? & Complementary Colours

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Finding that perfect neutral paint colour for your home can bring out the undecidedness in all of us.

There are 100s, 1000s of different whites, greys, beiges and neutrals on the market and it can be incredibly difficult to pin point exactly what shade to go for without trying 10 different tester paint pots.

Starting with a specific paint brand such as Dulux is as good a place as any to begin with as it instantly whittles down the shades to choose from.

Dulux Just Walnut paint is a beautiful warm neutral that’s perfect for use throughout the home. Let’s have a look into what colours go well with this Dulux shade, and what shade it actually is…

Is Dulux Just Walnut Grey or Beige?

Just Walnut is a warm neutral with pink undertones, due to this it means that in some lights it can look like a light grey, and in others it has undertones of pink on display.

Just Walnut can also look incredibly different in one person’s house to another, and to how it looks online. The best way to see how this colour looks in your home is to buy a paint sample and test it in the chosen room.

The reason you should do this is because of your lighting. You want to view the sample at different points throughout the day so you can see what it looks like with natural light, and when your lights are turned on. The colour temperature of your bulbs will greatly affect how the colour looks when artificial light is being used.

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Dulux Just Walnut or Nutmeg White?

Both Just Walnut and Nutmeg White can arguably be difficult to choose between as they are both warm neutrals. However, Just Walnut features grey and pink undertones whilst Nutmeg White is a creamier neutral, featuring grey and brown undertones.

It’s personal preference what you prefer, but always think about the undertones and whether you want to pair it with complementary colours they are tonally matched with.

If in doubt, get a tester pot of both paints and try in your room and look at them at different points during the day to see how the light affects the colours.

What Colours Go With Dulux Just Walnut?

Tonal Combinations

Tonally speaking, Dulux Just Walnut can be paired with a multitude of colours from Grey to Pink. Dulux says the best matches are Active Orange and Smooth Maple which is a gorgeous caramel like colour.

If you want to create a bold feature wall, Active Orange will bring a zesty boost to a space, it’s not the easiest colour to get onboard with though!

For me, Smooth Maple is a much better, pared down colour for Just Walnut that adds a little bit more warmth and depth to a room.

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Combination With Neutrals

Just Walnut is a warm neutral so it’s no surprise that it pairs beautifully with other warm neutrals. Leather Case by Dulux adds a defining accent to a room, you could even use it to paint architraves and skirting to ground the room.

Waxed Wood is a favourite of mine, its a warmer version than Just Walnut and you could use in tandem by painting a zoned area with the two of them.

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Designer’s Choice

Dulux always adds a couple of Designer’s Choice colours into the mix that aren’t shades which match the undertones of Just Walnut.

If you’re wanting to create a coastal, nautical inspired room then this trio of colours would be perfect. Both Open Sky & Teal Lux generate a splash of colour against Just Walnut, creating a serene and tranquil space.

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Just Walnut & Pink

I always think it’s important to still look at the undertones of your main colour and choose complementary colours that match. Pink is a classic pairing for Just Walnut. Want to take it one step further in your interiors? Add marble into the mix for a Pinterest worthy look.

Just Walnut & Black

Black provides a fabulous accent colour for pretty much any shade, its versatility is why I love it so much. If you’re looking to create a modern interior you’re going to want to use black sparingly.

If your walls are painted in Just Walnut, think about adding black subtly with door handles, pieces of furniture and photo frames. All you need are a few black accents to pair with Just Walnut, this will help to ground, and add definition to the room.

Just Walnut & Mink

For a slightly warmer, and darker contrasting colour, Mink is a match made in heaven for Just Walnut. Whilst it has more grey & pink undertones, it’s definitely got a little undercurrent of brown to it as well.

Mink is a wonderfully soft, almost taupe colour that can be introduced through textiles such as cushions and throws.

Where To Buy Just Walnut?

In Summary

Dulux Just Walnut is a fabulous warm neutral colour that is well suited to use in multiple rooms throughout the house.

If this is one of the Dulux colours you just can’t stop thinking about, get a tester pot first! I can’t stress this enough how important it is to test it in your own home, and own lighting scheme first.

Paint DOES look different in different lights, and different homes so what may suit someones home on Instagram, might not necessarily suit yours.

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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.

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