What Colour Is Dulux Natural Calico & Complementary Colours

what colour is Dulux natural calico

If you’re looking for a neutral colour in your interior that brings more warmth than a brilliant white colour yet will also help to counteract the darkness that comes with little natural light, Dulux Natural Calico might be the paint colour you’ve been looking for.

When there are so many different shades of white, cream and neutrals on the market, the task can seem almost impossible.

Grabbing tester shades of your 3 top neutral shades and trying in your rooms, seeing how they react on your walls with your lighting will help you to see them in their truest representation, and see which colour works best in your home.

If you’re wanting to explore Dulux Natural Calico further, let’s take a closer look at what colour is Dulux Natural Calico, and what colours go well with this versatile neutral shade.

What Colour Is Dulux Natural Calico?

Natural Calico is a beautifully versatile, warm cream shade that has subtle yellow undertones. This tranquil shade is a perfect choice for any neutral room. Pair with neutral, or more daring shades for an eclectic look.

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What Colours Go With Natural Calico?

Tonal Combinations

The best way to pair your chosen wall colour with other colour is to check the undertones of the colour, as those with the same tones will pair well together, without causing a clash.

Natural Calico has honey, yellow undertones to it, so Honey Mustard and County Cream, a more caramel coloured yellow are perfect matches for this neutral.

Introduce these types of shades with furnishings, decorative accessories and textiles for beautiful warmth.

what colour is Dulux natural calico

Neutral Combinations

For a perfectly neutral interior Natural Calico provides the perfect base, but bringing in a little bit more definition to the room will help to ground the design.

A brown such as Rich Earth, or a greige such as Morning Oats are great complementary colours. It’s always a good idea to use a slightly darker shade than your main colour to paint architraves and doors, it adds definition to the space and breaks up the monotony of a room painted in one colour.

what colour is Dulux natural calico

Designer’s Choice Combinations

Whilst following the tones is the best way to ensure that an interior works together in harmony, you can go for a more maximalist approach and throw some bold colours into the mix.

Lilac Fancy and Purple Pout have both been recommended by Dulux to pair with Natural Calico. It’s worth running similar purple colours throughout other rooms if you want a cohesive pull throughout the home though.

what colour is Dulux natural calico

Natural Calico & Black

If you’re looking to achieve a modern look in your interior, black is going to be one of the best colours you can pair with Natural Calico.

Black accents are a key defining characteristic in modern design, but use them sparingly! Think about using it on door hardware, cabinet knobs, accents on furniture and small decor accessories.

Natural Calico & Earthy Green

For a neutral interior you couldn’t have picked a better colour than Natural Calico! Pair it with other neutral colours such as earthy green or olive colours. I adore this colour in a neutral, modern or farmhouse style interior.

Introduce it with your textiles, curtains, and decor accessories. Mix it with black accents and another neutral shade such as brown for a beautiful colour scheme.

Natural Calico & White

Bright white is never a good idea for all the walls in your home, but there is still a time and place for it. Use a bright white for a contrast to Natural Calico on the skirting boards or ceiling.

The clean, crisp colour on the ceiling against the warmth of the walls will draw your eyes up the wall as you enter the room, helping to make the room appear taller than it actually is.

Bright white skirting boards can also help to define the room, the same as if you were to use a darker shade to contrast against the walls.

Natural Calico & Brass

If you’re looking for a complementary metal against Natural Calico, brass is a stunning option. I personally love the contrast of polished brass because of the warmth it brings. It adds a beautifully rustic, farmhouse look to a room too.

Polished brass, unlacquered brass (if you like to watch the ageing process) or antique brass are all beautiful finishes that would complement Natural Calico really well. Introduce in on interior hardware such as cabinet knobs, radiator valves and sockets and switches.

Where To Buy Dulux Natural Calico?

If you like the look of Natural Calico, you might also want to check out my posts on Dulux Summer Linen and Dulux Natural Hessian.

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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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