For a gorgeous neutral shade that isn’t bright white or magnolia, Dulux Gentle Fawn is a perfect choice that brings warmth, neutrality and lightness into the equation.
This beige shade with brown undertones is a versatile colour for any room in a home. Well suited to modern, boho and Scandic style interiors that feature neutral shades throughout.
I love the warmth this shade brings to a room without it being too bold, it’s also so much more forgiving than bright white in a home.
In this Dulux inspired article, let’s have a look at what colours go with Dulux Gentle Fawn and some beautiful living room ideas to give you a sense of how this colour could look in your own home.
What Colour Is Dulux Gentle Fawn?
Dulux Gentle Fawn is considered a warm neutral, it’s a light beige shade which has undertones of brown, for a versatile, warm finish. This colour is the perfect antidote to a cold room, a beautiful choice for a living room, hallway and beyond in your home.
What Colours Go With Dulux Gentle Fawn?
You should always draw on the tonal combinations of any colour for a cohesive look. Dulux Gentle Fawn has warm brown undertones, so both brown and orange tone colours are a great match for this neutral shade.
Dulux suggest both Banana Split and Soft Peach as complementary colours. For a more neutral inspired interior, I love the shade Soft Peach. Use this shade as inspiration and introduce brown shades through furnishings and home decor accessories.
I’m a stickler for a neutral colour scheme and I love the pairing of Pink Skies and Ancient Artefact with Gentle Fawn.
Pink skies is a great complementary, feminine shade whilst Ancient Artefact works as a great defining, accent colour in a room, on skirting boards, architraves and doors.
Designer’s Choice Combinations
Whilst it’s best practice to follow the undertones of your main colour paint which in this case is brown, rules were meant to be broken, right? The designer’s choices add instant warmth to the beige shade.
Sky View and Blueberry White are both fabulously contrasting colours to Gentle Fawn. These blue shades will bring warmth and depth to your interiors. Introduce them with these Dulux shades, home furnishings, textiles and accessories.
Looking for something slightly warmer? Pair with a plum based shade such as Dulux Heart Wood for warmth & definition.
Dulux Gentle Fawn & Black
If you’re looking to create a modern or Scandic style interior, black accents are an absolute necessity to nail this decor scheme. Black makes for a beautiful pairing with the warmth of Gentle Fawn.
They key to introducing black successfully is to do it in subliminal ways such as black accents on chairs, black sockets & switches and black interior hardware on doors and cabinets.
Dulux Gentle Fawn Living Room Ideas
I mentioned on a previous blog about Dulux Egyptian Cotton being perfect for use on halfway panelling, and it looks just as effective with Gentle Fawn.
I love the contrast between the warmth of the Dulux shade, with a bright white paint above. This also helps to draw the eye up as you enter the room, giving the illusion that the space is taller than it actually is.
Adding a set of statement prints to the walls is a great way to break up the monotony of Gentle Fawn across all the walls.
Opting for chunky black frames like this provides a beautiful accent in modern design, and it looks great too. Add other black accents subtly throughout to pull the room together.
Picture rails are a defining characteristic in more traditional, period properties such as in Victorian homes. Painting a different colour above the picture rail such as a bright white is another example of how you can falsely elongate the room.
Bright white contrasts beautifully with the warmth of Dulux Gentle Fawn, whilst the eye is instantly drawn upwards as you enter the room.
If you’re using a picture rail you can of course choose to paint the same colour the whole way up, but by breaking the monotony of the block colour it adds extra visual interest to the space.
Create a Focal Wall
A focal wall attracts attention when you step into a room and can be a great way to break up painted walls.
Go for something a little bit different like this animal print wallpaper, or add a bold block colour for some extra visual impact in the living room.
Half Painted Walls
Picture rails can feel dated in a modern home, but another way to get that beautiful crisp contrast is to paint a room in the two colours like this.
Use Gentle Fawn as the bottom colour as its warmth makes it more defining on this section, introduce bright white or a lighter shade above for a crisp contrast.
Dulux Gentle Fawn is a beautiful warm neutral that’s perfect for use in a living room, whether you use it across all your walls or create panelling for a contrasting look, it brings warmth and definition to a space without it being an overbearing shade. What do you think of Gentle Fawn? Do you have any other tips for how you would use it in a living room?