Dulux Heart Wood: The Best Complementary Colours

If you’re considering using Dulux Heart Wood in your interior, then you’re in the right place. This plum based shade is perfect for a multitude of home decor schemes, bringing warmth and depth to an interior.

Not sure what colours to pair it with though? In this blog, we explore all the complementary colours that pair beautifully with Dulux Heart wood, including tonal combinations, and your wild card colours that shouldn’t work together, but they really do!

What Colour Is Heart Wood?

Heart Wood has undertones of pink and a subtle hint of red, the result is a shade that looks like plum, but in certain lights it can have a dusky pink feel to it.

This warm colour is perfect for use in any room in the home. Do grab a tester pot before putting this colour to the test as it can look substantially different in different lights, and homes.

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What Colours Go With Dulux Heart Wood Paint?

Tonal Combinations

It’s easy to see what tonal combinations work with a colour when looking at a Dulux paint chart as it groups the paint chips into colour groups so it’s easy to see what undertone each of the shades contain. This is a little bit more important with whites and neutrals, but it’s still worth paying attention to undertones when it comes to bold colours too.

Tonally, Dulux Heart Wood paint has purple undertones with a hint of red, so Floating Petal, a beautiful dusky pink shade and Spicy Paprika are a perfect match for Heart Wood.

Incorporate these colours into wall art, or half panelling designs. Alternatively, introduce them through decor accessories, curtains, cushions and throws for a soft, and subtle entrance of these shades.

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Neutral Combinations

Heart Wood perfectly fits into the neutral colour spectrum, and it’s actually a great way to utilise this decor scheme with the ability to inject some warmth too.

Just Walnut is one of my favourite neutral shades from Dulux and is a cross between a cream and greige shade, this makes for a great foundational colour.

Vintage Smoke is a more charcoal grey and this can act as a great defining shade in a colour scheme. You want to utilise this in areas to define the space, you can do this by painting your doors, skirting and architraves in it.

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Designer’s Choice Combinations

When it comes to a bolder colour such as Heart Wood, you can experiment more with other colours. Forest Festival is a real wild colour shade, a beautiful forest green that adds real definition to a room.

For a more neutral alternative, Calming Camomile adds a really relaxing contrast, perfect for a neutral, modern style interior.

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Dulux Heart Wood & Black

Dulux Heart Wood is a relatively dark colour in contrast to neutrals, but it’s still a good idea to bring in a more defining colour to help ground the space.

Black or a dark charcoal grey are great complementary colours for Heart Wood, use it as a subtle accent though to avoid the room feeling moody (unless that’s the desired look). Use black through interior hardware details such as door knobs, cabinetry hardware and sockets & switches.

Even black trims on cushions, throws and frames are a great way to tie the room together.

Dulux Heart Wood & White

Heart Wood is a shade on the darker colour spectrum, so like colours in the same setting could feel quite oppressive. Pairing with a white is one of the best ways to lift the colour, and it can make the room feel bigger too.

If you plan to use Heart Wood on the walls, introduce white on the ceilings to give the instant illusion of higher ceilings, this is because your eyes are instantly drawn up to the brightness of the ceiling as you enter the room.

Yes, white can be boring. But when used in the right setting it can lift a room, and make it feel light, and airy.

Dulux Heart Wood & Sage Green

Sage green is a complete opposite to the plum shade Heart Wood, and that’s why it works together so well! This creates a stunning, understated colour palette that’s neutral, and bold in equal measure.

Pair with neutrals such as cream, white and greige for a cool, collected colour palette. I particularly love this style of colour scheme for a living room or bedroom.

Dulux Heart Wood & Cream

White can feel like a harsh contrast with a darker colour, and cream is a perfect alternative. It creates a much more subtle, and softer feel to a room, making it feel cosy and inviting.

Like white, cream can be used on ceilings, doors and through decor accessories such as cushions and throws.

Where To Buy Dulux Heart Wood

Dulux Heart Wood can be bought from B&Q, or it can be more conveniently purchased from the below online stores;

Dulux Heart Wood is a beautiful plum shade that doesn’t just have to be reserved for use during the Autumnal months!

Whether you choose to pare it down with neutrals or lift it up with other statement colours for a maximalist look, it delivers a stunning finish to any room in an interior, bringing with it warmth, and character to the space.

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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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