Neutral interiors are still by far one of the most popular, no-nonsense ways to decorate an interior. But with so many differing shades of white, it can be somewhat of an arduous, and exhaustive task.
If you’ve landed on this blog, it’s likely that you’re trying to whittle down at least a few different neutral shades for your home, but you don’t yet have an appreciation for their undertones, or what they might look like in your home.
In the Dulux white range alone, there are 35 differing shades, 35!
But in this article, we explore their Summer Linen shade, what colour is Dulux Summer Linen and what complementary colours go with this versatile, neutral shade.
What Colour Is Dulux Summer Linen?
Dulux Summer Linen is a versatile, warm cream shade which has yellow undertones to it. A modern finish that can look cream, and yellow, depending on the light in the room.
This shade is a great choice for cool rooms, or those with no natural light as the yellow helps to counteract the darkness by warming up the room.
What Colours Go With Dulux Summer Linen?
Summer Linen is a highly versatile colour, but pairing with tonal combinations is the best way to create a cohesive colour scheme. The idea is that you should only pair it with colours that match the undertones of the colour.
This shade has yellow undertones, so Honey Mustard and Butter Biscuit are both great colour matches, also from Dulux.
But don’t just think of it as paint matches, as mustard and yellows are great to introduce in furnishings, throws, cushions and decor accessories throughout your home.
If you’re opting for Summer Linen in your interiors, it’s likely that you’re going for a neutral decor scheme, so pairing with other neutral-like colours will create a cohesive, beautiful feel.
I personally love the pairing of Crispy Crumble, a greige/mushroom shade and Spiced Honey, a chocolatey brown with Summer Linen.
Either colour could be used as a more defining colour in this space, whether it’s to add to a panelled wall, or to paint architraves and doors in it for a bit of definition in a room.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
Whilst it’s best practice to follow the undertones of your main colour paint which in this case is yellow, rules were meant to be broken, right? The designer’s choices add instant warmth to the creamy white shade of Summer Linen.
Sugared Lilac and Heather Climb are both fabulously contrasting colours to Summer Linen. These purple shades will bring warmth and depth to your interiors. Introduce them with these Dulux shades, home furnishings, textiles and accessories.
Summer Linen & Black
Black isn’t a colour that should be shied away from in interiors. Black accents against Summer Linen can look phenomenal, and super styled.
Think about subtle accents such as door handles, styling accessories, side tables and door hooks. These subtle accents tie the room together for a cohesive feel, yet Dulux Summer Linen keeps the room light, and minimal. Black is an absolute essential accent colour if you’re looking to create a modern style interior.
Summer Linen & White
As Summer Linen has yellow undertones, pairing it with pristine white creates a really crisp contrast which keeps the room neat, and minimal. Add bright white to ceilings, skirting and fireplace mantels for that crisp contrast.
To avoid it looking too clinical, you’ll want to introduce a third colour into the mix to warm things up slightly such as earthy greens, brown and terracotta colours. But do opt for a colour with warmth such as green or black.
Summer Linen & Earthy Green
Earthy Green is the most perfect pairing for another neutral colour such as Summer Linen. You only need subtle accents to tie the space together, think of earthy green patterned cushions, fresh greenery and touches of green on decor accessories.
Summer Linen & Brown
If we’re looking at neutral combinations, light brown is a natural pairing to summer linen. Brown and creams continue to be popular colour schemes in home, lending a really bohemian and cosy feel to a space.
Brown can easily be introduced with textiles, home furnishings and decor accessories.
Where To Buy Dulux Summer Linen
Summer Linen is a perfect neutral colour for a home, but do invest in a tester paint pot first to see how it looks in your home. Paint can look incredibly different from one room to another due to artificial light, and the level of natural light the room receives throughout the day.
Just remember to use the undertones as a guide when picking other like colours, but you can experiment with bolder pops of colour too if you want a more maximalist decor scheme in your home with Summer Linen. Happy painting!